South Africa: Shopping
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Shopping in South Africa
Shopping in South Africa - From high-fashion designer clothes to cutting-edge local style, South Africa makes for a good shopping destination if you’re looking to combine a bit of shopping with the beach or a safari tour. Whether you prefer large malls a la Sandton City, more intimate shopping zones like Constantia Village, or a flea market experience at Greenmarket Square, South Africa does offer its visitors choice. You can experience authentic Africa by exploring its selection of craft markets dotted around every city in the country – the imaginative handmade goods created by craftsmen and women from rural areas make great souvenirs and help the locals make a bit of money.
Most major shopping centres and malls operate 7 days a week, but you will find that in the smaller towns and rural areas that shops are closed on a Sunday. General opening hours are 9a.m to 5p.m on weekdays and 9a.m to 2.pm on a Sunday. Don’t be surprised to find supermarkets open for your convenience until 8 at night.