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CAPE SHOPPING CENTRES CATER TO YOUNG ONES AND YOUNG AT HEART
The favourable exchange rate over the years has helped Cape Town create a few amazing shopping experiences that continue to draw in the visitors with great value and true Cape style. This Easter Cape Town’s major malls are providing entertainment to make shopping even more pleasant with a focus on the little ones.
Canal Walk in Century City currently holds the title of Africa’s largets shopping centre. With over 400 stores and open until 9pm every day, Canal Walk offers the most comprehensive and compelling lifestyle shopping experience in South Africa. This Easter, 3rd and 4th April moms and dads can spoil the kids and themselves with two days of jam-packed fun at the Canal Walk Kids World Fun Time. The Central Court at Canal Walk will be transformed into a fairytale playground with jugglers and a whole troupe of entertainers There will be stilt walkers, South Africa’s first noiseless, pollution-free ‘steam’ train, jumping castle and tasty treats on offer.
On the 5th of April, NKD will be launching their latest album, kicking off their nationwide road show. Nicky, Kesha and Deidré are the former Idols contestants who form the well-known girl trio. Having already enjoyed success with their debut album “What’s That Noise”, which featured the Top 10 hits “What I Believe” and “Snakebite”,
The Proteas, South Africa’s National Cricket Team will be giving Capetonians the opportunity to meet their Cricket heros and have their favourite memorabilia signed by members of the squad on the 7th of April from 14:30-15:30.
For more information on these and other events click on www.canalwalk.co.za or telephone 021 52 9699/8.
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. The V&A features exciting shopping and entertainment venues set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views.
Over the Easter period, the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour 2009 will be live at the Waterfront. Visitors to the V&A will be joining African football fans in Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt, that will be afforded the ultimate experience, to be able to see, and for a few lucky ones to touch, this famous Trophy between the 11th and 12th of April. All fans will be welcome to see the Trophy on display, and to enjoy live entertainment at the Heineken Village throughout the weekend, including UEFA Champions League memorabilia displays, free-styling soccer performances, music and much more. Famous players drawn from the history of UEFA Champions League will accompany the Trophy.
For the third time in the event’s history, the Two Oceans International Friendship Run will take place on Good Friday morning, 10 April 2009 at 09h30. Marathoners from all around the world are invited to come along and have a leisurely 5 km jog or walk from the Good Hope Centre to the Waterfront.
International participants’ family and friends are welcome to take part and can purchase an entry for R50, which includes a special PUMA T-shirt. Registration takes place at the Expo at the Good Hope Centre two days prior to the event. The International Friendship Run takes participants on a scenic route through the city centre past historical landmarks and key points of interest.
Check out www.waterfront.co.za for more information or telephone 021 408 7600.
In the Southern Suburbs, discerning shoppers head for Cavendish Square, a 200 unit shopping centre that offers top stores in stylish, exclusive trolley free surroundings. Kids will be well looked after at the Enchanted Garden at Cavendish’s Centre Court. It’s a secure drop and shop zone where parents can leave their children in a safe, environment with professional child minders while they shop. Keeping the little ones entertained is Buggles. Buggles the official Cavendish mascot and will be visiting Cavendish every school holiday with lots of fun and exciting activities for the kids to do in the Enchanted Garden. On 6, 7, 8 & 13 April - Kiddies are invited to come and meet Buggles in person between 12-1pm daily. They can have their picture taken with him, and join in fun activities in the enchanted garden. On 9, 11, 12 April, the Enchanted Garden will be hosting a special Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny over the Easter weekend. Come join in and you may find some yummy treats!
For further information: 021 657 5620 or www.cavendish.co.za
In Helderberg, Somerset Mall has gone all out this Easter holiday with their very own Mad Hatters Fun Zone. From 04 to 14 April, 10am to 4pm kids can look forward to a zone where everything will be bright, wacky and fun. From face painting, crafts and activities in the Drop & Shop zone to a free daily show by the Mad Magician Monty. Easter egg hunts are also planned and the Easter Bunny should be around there somewhere. Try www.somersetmall.co.za or telephone 021 852 7114 for information.