Shoppers during a summer's evening
|Town or city||Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town|
|Floor area||141,000 m2 (1,520,000 sq ft)|
|Number of stores||400+ |
|Canal Walk Shopping Centre|
Canal Walk is a shopping centre in Cape Town, South Africa, that opened in 2000 and was built around a canal. It has a total retail area of 141,000-square-metre (1,520,000 sq ft). The centre forms the heart of a mixed-use development known as Century City, which includes office blocks, residential areas and the Ratanga Junction theme park. On 1st June 2016 it was announced by the park that it will be closing its doors closer to around 2018 due to the theme park not being as profitable as when it opened in 2000.
Canal Walk is the 3rd largest shopping centre in Africa. Gateway Centre in Durban is the largest and the Sandton City complex in Johannesburg is larger when including the Nelson Mandela Square annex. Built in what the developers call "Cape Venetian architecture", the shopping centre hosts over 400 stores, 7,000 parking bays, numerous restaurants, 20 cinemas plus a game arcade.
- "Stores - Canal Walk". Canal Walk. Retrieved 25 February 2014.