Century City is a large mixed-use development located in Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles) north-east of the city center, and covers an area of over 250 hectares (618 acres).

The development was first launched in the late 1990s and has since become a popular destination for both residential and commercial purposes. It includes a range of properties, from apartments and townhouses to office buildings and retail spaces.

The area is known for its modern architecture, landscaped gardens, and waterways. It is also a hub for technology and innovation, with a number of tech companies and startups based in the area.

Some of the main features of Century City include the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, which is one of the largest shopping centers in Africa and offers a range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. There is also a convention center, a hotel, a hospital, and a range of other amenities.

Century City property is varied enough to suit working professionals, retirees and families seeking a bit more space. Most commonly sought after are apartments to rent in Century City which are favoured for their chic design and security features. Along with safety and convenience, many apartments to rent offer beautiful views of Table Mountain, Robben Island or the surrounding canals and islands. 

Developments offering property for sale and flats to rent in Century City include: 

  • Island Club: Surrounded by islands and canals overlooking Canal Walk, luxury penthouses and terraced apartments offer a holiday resort lifestyle within walking distance to all shops and restaurants. 
  • Knightsbridge: An impressive residential development comprised of 2 towers linked by a suspended bridge. Here you’ll find high-rise apartments and spacious penthouses surrounded by water and complemented by incredible panoramic views. 
  • Villa Italia: Favoured by an older community of residents, this modern development with its distinctive Italian feel offers apartments with up to 3 bedrooms. 
  • Bougain Villas: A lovely garden estate with a Mediterranean-esque feel.

Explore Century City

Smart City

Smart City

Property in Century City comes with peace of mind, as this magnificent suburb was built on the foundation of a ‘Smart’ city philosophy. Consistently making Century City a clean and safe suburb in which to live, work and enjoy.

Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation

There’s a Virgin Active gym here as well as various other sports clubs including the Century City Running Club, touch rugby associations, seven-a-side football and a rowing club who make use of the enviable 8km of canals. 

Eating out

Eating out

Fast food outlets, delis and restaurants are dotted around Canal Walk’s Foodcourt and you’ll also find a wide selection of well-established dining establishments and hotel eateries nearby. 



Enjoy a walk around the Intaka Island Bird Sanctuary, a beautiful wetland within Century City that is home to a diverse range of water birds, fauna and flora. The nearby Rietvlei Reserve is also ideal for bird-watching, walks and picnics.

Living in Century City

Areas near to Century City

Atlantic Beach Estate, Big Bay, Blaauwberg, Flamingo Vlei, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Parklands, Royal Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunset Beach, West Beach, Woodbridge Island,


You’ll find high schools and primary schools in nearby Milnerton and Edgemead as well as even more options in other surrounding areas. The University of Cape Town can be easily accessed via the highway, along with other tertiary institutions and schools in the 


Canal Walk Medical Centre offers a range of treatments for the whole family while Milnerton Mediclinic is just a short drive away. 


At the heart of Century City is Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Africa’s 3rd largest shopping complex and home to over 400 stores ranging from everyday grocery shops to high-end fashion stores and lifestyle boutiques. 


Get to the CBD or the V&A Waterfront in 15 minutes, access Cape Town International Airport in 10 minutes or head out to Blouberg Beach with ease. Century City Station provides a public transport to all surrounding areas, made possible thro

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius