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Shopping in South Africa - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Pretoria Before traveling to the Republic of South Africa, it is important to find out where to buy food, souvenirs, clothes, and stuff at favorable prices. South Africa has modern shopping malls, small shops, and luxury boutiques. Canal Walk Shopping Center in Cape Town is a large shopping center with more than four hundred stores, mainly representing internationally popular brands like Topshop, Nike, Hugo Boss, and others. Here you can grab a snack in Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts or choose from over forty cafes and restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines. 17 cinemas, the Kids World fun zone and a huge selection of products make this center the most desirable shopping destination in the city. The center is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
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Popular Gateway Theater of Shopping working from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm is located on Umhlanga Ridge. In addition to several hundred shops with low and high prices (Vans, The Body Shop, Samsung, and others), it houses 18 cinema halls, many cafes and restaurants, a water park, souvenir shops, and children's entertainment facilities. Melrose Arch in Johannesburg striking with its urban style contains the best shops and boutiques, restaurants and cafes. It is not one but many separate buildings, which gives a lot of free space and makes Melrose Arch an ideal place for shopping and walking. The center is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 4:00 pm on Sundays and public holidays.
The Hout Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town, is open on Fridays from 5 to 9 pm, and on weekends from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. It is known as a noisy and fun place where live music often plays, unique handmade crafts are sold, as well as high-quality clothing and delicious food. Here you can find Chinese cuisine, a bar with a huge selection of beers and wines, a great choice of interesting jewelry, paintings by local artists, and much more. The Fourways Farmers Market is located in Johannesburg. Open on Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, it sells fresh local food - cheese, jam, fruit, juices, etc., as well as locally produced furniture, clothing, and decorations. This is a place where local musicians play their music, weddings are celebrated, and picnics are held. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Weekend Market, a flea market in Johannesburg, is open on weekends and holidays. It is not only a market but also a kind of amusement park - all sorts of entertainment events are constantly organized here. The market offers African artworks, quality food, clothing, books, and a bar. Vanderbijlpark Craft and Flea Market has been operating for more than 25 years. Every Sunday, great food and live music attract people from all over the region. The market is open from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Here you can find really valuable things like original high-quality products at low prices or a unique masterpiece by a local master.
Montecasino, Johannesburg Every tourist dreams of bringing home something unique that would remind of the trip for years and could be shown to friends. One of the souvenirs worth buying in South Africa is a lampshade or a candlestick made from an ostrich eggshell. They can be both naturally colored and painted. Cups carved from local trees can also serve as great souvenirs. Particularly charming are handicrafts made from recycled materials, for example, animal figures from tin cans.
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Jewelry and figurines from beads, batik, unique hand-painted ceramic vases, mugs and plates, woven baskets, animal figurines carved from wood would be excellent memorable souvenirs from South Africa. Tourists in Cape Town should pay attention to WASS, a local brand producing natural skin care cosmetics. These handmade products are not tested on animals. There are lines for men and women: balms, moisturizing and nourishing products, detox cosmetics, and so on.
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Bloukrans Bridge

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
Bloukrans Arch Bridge, which is situated over the river of the same name, is located in the Republic of South Africa. The bridge height is 216 meters. Recently, one of the highest arch bridges in the world was equipped for bungee jumping. The duration of the freefall is about 5 seconds, the speed reaches 120 kilometers per hour in the lower point of the flight. The price for this memorable entertainment is quite modest and makes only 5 USD.

It is noteworthy that Bloukrans Arch Bridge is considered one of the safest places for Bunjee-Junping in the world. Since opening, more than 25,000 people of different ages have tested this attraction. On the bridge there were no accidents. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1984. Bloukrans has a lot of interesting technological features.

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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train

From the series “The Most Dangerous Railroads in the World”
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe railroad runs along the coast of the Western Cape in South Africa and is the most dangerous and spectacular in the country. The railroad was built in 1928 and links the towns of George and Knysna. The length of the line is 67 kilometres, however, a one-way journey lasts 3 hours. The first railway along the coast was actually constructed in 1908, but because of the serious accident that occured in a couple of days after its opening, the movement was suspended for the next 20 years.

Nowadays, the Kaaimans Bridge is considered the most dangerous stretch of track. It literally hangs over the Indian ocean. The precarious railroad have fast gained popularity among tourists, as early as 1993, 115000 travellers used it, of whom 70% were the foreigners. Those travellers who … Read all
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this

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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of South Africa

Cape Town
All not indifferent to jewelry must visit Dear Rae. It sells crafted jewelry from Cape Town masters, many of its workshops have been operating in the city for several hundred years. Besides traditional jewelry made of gold and silver, one can buy premium bronze products so even the thriftiest tourists will be able to choose suitable jewelry. In Ebony & Ivory, one can find wonderful decorations and necessary things for the home. It presents a huge selection of tableware as well as … Read more
Johannesburg
In search of memorable gifts, you can go to African Craft Market of Rosebank, which houses numerous artisan workshops. If you're not lucky to find appropriate souvenirs, local masters will fulfill your individual order right there. Their prices are the most attractive in the city. Budget tourists should definitely come by Pick n'Pay grocery store. It will be interesting to gourmets and can become an excellent alternative to local restaurants. In this store, the most popular products are sold. … Read more
Stellenbosch
Wine is at the top of the shopping list, of course. 29 vineyards are located in the district. Many of them are characterized by a two-hundred-year or even more history. The tradition of viticulture in Stellenbosch has more than three hundred and fifty years. You will decide which variety to give preference to. You can buy wine almost everywhere. If you are not satisfied with the town shops, you should take the opportunity to go on a tour of the winery and buy alcohol directly from the … Read more

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