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Prepare your child for a new school year

FAMILY  |  DEC 12, 2019


Back to school! Prepare your child for a new year with these exciting stores

It’s just about time that the holidays draw to a close, and that means we’re about to enter another year of classes and homework for the kids. It also means that their little bodies are growing and that their pencil cases are looking for a refill. Although the back-to-school blues are bound to kick in, a day spent at Canal Walk is sure to lift everyone’s spirits.

Find everything you need in South Africa’s favourite kid’s clothing and stationery stores in Cape Town, and ensure your little learners have everything they need for a fantastic year ahead.


For a whopping 100 years, South African families have entrusted Ackermans to supply their children with affordable school uniforms from the country’s most-loved brand, Toughees. From top to toe, Ackermans covers everything you need from a kids clothing store in Cape Town. Find an entire category dedicated to back to school items, from button-up tops to long grey socks, to school shoes and sportswear.

Never fear the preparation of another school year with Ackermans by your side, because they have always put their families first. This is seen in their vision to supply parents with high-quality clothing at the market’s most affordable prices, ensuring every child has what they need and that every mom and dad can enter the new year without breaking a sweat.

Sportsmans Warehouse

For the track racers, long-jumpers, netball players and cricket stars; this one is for you. If you’re looking for a sporting good store in Cape Town, look no further than Sportsmans Warehouse at Canal Walk. Catering to any sport you can think of, this store is truly a warehouse complete with sportswear, sneakers, exercise equipment and sporting supplies. And, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, simply ask one of their friendly staff members for the best advice.

Sporting some of the top local and international brands, you can invest in your child with premium items and equipment at competitive prices. With Sportsmans Warehouse, you can be confident in your child’s athletic future.

Shoe City

If your child is a footwear fanatic and you’re looking for a sneaker store in Cape Town, Shoe City. is a destination store for all your back to school essentials. From sneakers to the most charming sandals, your kids can hit the hallways in both comfort and style. Find your favourite pair of school-suitable shoes from premium brands to the likes of Criss Cross, Sugar & Spice and Yippi. With brands like these, your little ones can enjoy footwear designed to provide the best protection for their feet.

So, stop off at Shoe City and find the perfect pair of footwear that will leave your children styling in the new year.


Now, we can’t forget about packing healthy and nutritious lunches for the school day. Thanks to South Africa’s leading grocery retailer, you never have to stress about lunch again. During your visit to Canal Walk, make sure to squeeze in some time at Checkers and stock your trolley with healthy vegetables, ready-made meals and goodies for their favourite sandwiches.

Checkers is renowned for many things; its delicious ready-made meals perfectly packed for the kids, fresh produce, as well as their friendly and welcoming service. Take a look at what’s on offer and complete your pantry with only the yummiest of yummy things, filled with all the nutrients your kids need for a healthy and active lifestyle.


You won’t have to go far to tick everything off your back to school list with one step into Yokico, Canal Walk’s very own destination store for everything arts and crafts. Explore the shelves and stands of Yokico and be amazed at just how easy it is to fill your child’s school bag with quirky and creative stationery. Make the new year just as exciting with a brand new school bag, a collection of novelty pens and colouring pencils, as well as a wide range of artsy bits and bobs, best for those important projects!

As one of our newest retailers, Yokico quickly became a highly recommended stationery store in Cape Town; and we have one right here at Canal Walk. So, stop by and start the year right with affordable merchandise that you and your kids will love.

Final Thoughts

Parents, we’re here to tell you that you don’t need to familiarise yourself with the tips and tricks of surviving the back to school period. All it takes is a wonderful day spent with your favourite little learners at Canal Walk. Visit one of our favourite stores, jam-packed with all the goodies you need for a successful and educational year ahead.

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