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Shopping options anywhere in Cape Verde

Shopping options anywhere in Cape Verde (be it Sal, Mindelo in São Vicente, Santiago, and elsewhere), are very limited, centering on make-shift open-air shopping strips that are hard to miss when one passes through the center of major towns. The closer one is to a tourist-friendly area, the more likely one will run into street […]

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The Slipway

The Slipway (Yacht Club Road, Dar Es Salaam) — For a more sedate shopping experience, head to pedestrianized expat hangout The Slipway. This peaceful enclave is home to a range of boutiques selling stylish clothing and quality (but pricey) Tanzanian artwork. There’s also an excellent bookshop, a hotel and a supermarket that sells international and gourmet […]

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Shoppers Plaza

Shoppers Plaza (Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni, Dar Es Salaam) – the largest retailer here seems to be the supermarket (which is large by the country’s standards). Aside from that, there are retailers selling household items, electronics, hardware, garments, toys, etc. It’s still modest next to Mlimani City Mall.

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Sea Cliff Village

Sea Cliff Village (Touré Drive, Dar Es Salaam) – this is an outdoor shopping center that’s attached to Sea Cliff Hotel. There is a wide range of shops, eateries and useful facilities including a supermarket, ATM, pharmacy, dentist, bureau de change, Spur restaurant, and children’s playground. It’s close to the shore, so visitors can get […]

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Quality Centre Mall

Quality Centre Mall (Julius Nyerer Road, Sandali, Dar Es Salaam) – like Shoppers Plaza, the largest retailer here is a supermarket (which locals nickname the “American supermarket” for its large size). There’s also a movie theater, a children’s play area, and various local retailers & eateries. Given its distance from downtown Dar Es Salaam, it’s […]

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Mlimani City Mall

Mlimani City Mall (Sam Nujoma Road, Dar Es Salaam) – this is one of the largest malls in the country, with an area of 30,000 m². The opening ceremony was in November 2006. It is Tanzania’s first indoor air conditioned mall. Along with some apparel and other types of retailers, there’s a movie theater, food […]

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V & A Waterfront

V & A Waterfront (Breakwater Blvd., Cape Town) – with over 450 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, homeware and curios, to jewelry, leather goods and audiovisual equipment, the V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most popular shopping destination. Consolidating this position is our diverse offering of local and international brands that guarantee something for everyone, […]

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Sandton City

Sandton City (1st Floor, Medical Mews, Sandton City) – this shopping center, originally launched in 1973, is considered on of the country’s major malls (if not the entire African continent). Situated in the prestigious Sandton Central Management District in northern Johannesburg, Sandton City is conveniently located within walking distance of the Sandton Gautrain station and […]

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Rosebank

Rosebank (177 Oxford Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg) – this is a sleek, modern multi-level mall that has various retailers (including international brands like Aldo, Billabong, Diesel, Guess, Levi’s, Nike, Polo, and Quiksilver, among others). There’s also a food court with local and international outlets like KFC,

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Pan African Market

Pan African Market (76 Long Street, Cape Town) – located in the center of Cape Town (within walking distance of the Waterfront), this is the place that tourists go to when they want African souvenirs, like ceremonial masks, as well as other African arts & crafts. Housed within three floors of the same building, the […]