Canal Walk is a shopping centre in Cape Town, South Africa, that opened in 2000 and was built around a series of canals. It has a total retail area of 141,000-square-metre. 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.
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 if you include the Nelson Mandela Square annex. Built in what the developers call "Cape Venetian architecture", the shopping centre hosts over 400 stores, 7000 parking bays, numerous restaurants, 20 cinemas plus a game arcade.