If you wish to live work and play in a secure, access controlled environment and still feel that you are in an urban zone with all the amenities of the city, then Century City is certainly the place for you.
Century City is a 2.5km2 suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is a mixed-use business node which includes entertainment, residential, retail and office components. The area’s development began under Monex Development in 1997 and continues under the new owners, Rabie Property Group and at present, investment thus far exceeds R10 billion. It is located 10 km to the north-east of central Cape Town along the N1 motorway and is traversed by numerous waterways, wetlands and canals. Century City’s original developments were the Ratanga Junction theme park and Canal Walk shopping centre.
Canal Walk, Recently expanded to 141,000 m², the mall contains over 400 stores, 20 movie theatres, many restaurants & bars and an entertainment section.
These developments have won numerous international and local awards for architecture and design with corporates such as ABSA occupying 5-star Green Building developments.
In addition to the mixed-use developments are gated residential developments ranging from apartments to high-end villas on the waters’ edge.
In addition, education is available via the private school situated within the precinct and catering from preschool to high school needs.
Built on a wetland area, Century City has complied with conservation measures. Intaka Island is a 16-hectare wetland area within the development. The wetland naturally cleans the water in the canals and provides a green lung in an otherwise high-density development.
So if you like nature, want to walk to work, and still have all the amenities of the big city, then Century City is the place.