Tokai Shopping Facilities

The Tokai and Constantia Valley area is synonymous with quality products and personalised service. It provides the ultimate shopping experience with up-market malls, lifestyle centres, specialist boutiques and farm stalls that cater for the shopper’s every need.

Find everything from designer labels, interior décor, antiques and jewellery to traditional African art, fresh garden produce and home-baked goods.

Shopping Malls

  • Constantia Village (in the heart of Constantia) – The largest and closest shopping mall being The Constantia Village which is home to art galleries, antique dealers, chic fashion boutiques, glittering jewellers, lifestyle and interior décor emporiums, e-stores, adventure dealers, fresh food halls, soul-stirring music and book centres, beauty salons, banks, travel agencies and foreign exchange services – as well as a row of cosmopolitan restaurants, offering a tempting fusion of African, Oriental and European fare as well as excellent coffee and light snacks.
  • Cavendish Square Shopping Centre in Claremont (3.9 km from Constantia) – offers the perfect excuse to go shopping! This award-winning shopping mall is considered the premier fashion destination in the southern suburbs, encompassing more than two hundred and fifty of the most élite stores in the country. Shoppers can find a wide selection of restaurants, 16 cinemas, including foreign feature films and 5 Forex Banks all conveniently situated in a safe and secure indoor shopping environment.
  • Kenilworth Center – Shopping Mall (5 km from Constantia) – Kenilworth Centre is a conveniently located shopping mall off the M5 freeway. Nestled centrally in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, it attracts shoppers from the cosmopolitan surrounding area. You can shop away with over 120 stores to visit.
  • Cape Quarter Shopping Mall in De Waterkant (11 km from Constantia) – Cape Quarter is more than a shopping centre; it’s also a unique piazza in De Waterkant, the former District 5 of Cape Town. This historical area has developed over the years into one of the trendiest places in the Mother City, with beautifully renovated old buildings and up-market interior design establishments.
  • Blue Route Mall (Tokai) – Situated in Cape Town’s lush suburb of Tokai, Blue Route Mall was built in the early 1970s and has over the past four decades evolved from a small convenience strip centre of only ten shops to an established shopping centre offering 48,000 m² of retail convenience.
  • Canal Walk Shopping Mall in Century City (15.3 km from Constantia) – Uniting the world’s most wanted brands with shopping convenience, leisure and superb entertainment and a magnificent setting, Canal Walk Shopping Centre attracts millions of visitors every year. Over 400 stores offer the hottest local and global brands and the widest selection of speciality stores in the southern hemisphere. Grandiose architecture, spacious interiors and a vast array of exclusive retail opportunities make it a very persuasive choice for lifestyle shopping experience


  • Porter Estate Produce Market – every Saturday from 9.00 a.m. till 1 p.m., but is weather permitting. A new addition to the Constantia Valley area brings you a unique outdoor market where locals can shop for fantastic fresh produce, savour on a farm-style breakfast, and best of all – activities for the little people.
  • Earth Fair Market Tokai – Open every Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. and open every Wednesday 3.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. All stallholders are hand-picked and sell quality products. There is nothing at the Earth Fair market that isn’t worth more than a cursory glance. This isn’t a market that brings you everything and anything. This is local food at its best. No-one here is even slightly dodgy, and the aim is that here you will easily be able to stock up on the week’s food – fruit, vegetables (organic and local), free range and organic meat, local and organic cheese, bread and biscuits, sustainable fish, local and organic beer – and sit and enjoy a meal whilst you’re at it. And people love it.
  • Constantia Craft Market – This Market is held on the Alphen Common opposite the Constantia Village Shopping Centre on Constantia Main Road. This market is held on the third Saturday of every month.
  • Constantia Waldorf Night Market – 5-9 p.m., last Friday of each month, except public and school holidays. You can choose anything to eat from the stalls – pasta dishes, spit braai lamb, lamb pitta breads, Thai food, pastries and cakes, samosas, organic juices, hot dogs, popcorn, curries, lamb stews and so on. You can also browse craft and clothing stands inside the hall.

Speciality shopping

  • Alphen Farm Stall – The Alphen Farm Stall combines corner café convenience, supermarket prices and up-market, deli products. There are freshly baked breads of all kinds, cheeses from around the world, quality fruit and vegetables and ingredients for every imaginable dish. The Alphen Kitchen range of home-cooked dishes includes soups, pestos, pastas, salads and other goodies. And to complement your meal is a wide variety of fine wines.
  • Ferndale Nurseries – Ferndale Nurseries have been the nursery “behind all of the gardens” in the Constantia Valley for 65 years, providing the backing for a green and beautiful valley.
  • Pierre Cronje – Since 1987 the Pierre Cronje Factory has made superior antique reproduction furniture and custom-made pieces in unlimited period styles, using finely selected furniture woods.
  • Riedel at Aroma – Specialist wine and liquor merchants, also selling Riedel crystal glassware.
  • Sea Weeds Boutique – Sea Weeds Boutique, situated in Constantia Village Shopping Centre in the leafy suburb of Constantia, Cape Town, has over the years become renowned for its exclusive and stylish array of imported swimwear to suit every woman’s individual needs.
  • Steenberg Village – Steenberg Village, the heart of the large residential area Tokai, which is situated on the foothills of the Constantiaberg. Tokai, built in the 1940’s, provides Steenberg with the historic, true Cape Dutch feeling.

Whether property owners and residents are looking for large shopping malls, speciality stores or organic produce from local suppliers, Tokai”s shopping facilities are close, varied and an excellent day out. If you are looking to purchase property in Tokai or the broader Cape Town area, contact Marco today and discover for yourself how a buyers’ consultancy could benefit you.

Our area Tokai buyers’ consultant, Marco Garuti,
can be contacted by e-mail here or by phoning + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.