Whether you are shopping for gifts.. Christmas presents.. souvenirs, or merely just want to have a walk around, try Canal Walk.
This place is HUGE! The location is a little further from your usual shopping spots in Cape Town, and getting a cab back can be difficult after 9pm (shops closed). Therefore, good to get your driver’s number on the way there, for him to pick you up at a later time. Might have to pay a little more but beats waiting out in the cold!
Canal Walk has the international brands like Ripcurl, Levis, Oakley etc. They also house the local brands, and even a Toy R us! Nice place to spend a late afternoon walking, followed by dinner and some more shopping later if you need to occupy your time!