Here’s my ultimate Cape Town Shopping Guide to the best little arts and crafts shops in the Mother City.
There are numerous souvenir shops around the major Cape Town attractions and you will encounter many craft stalls when you stroll through the main tourist areas of the mother City.
Then you will find many craft markets which will offer many different styles of souvenirs for travelers and tourists to Cape Town. Weekly markets in and around Cape Town are great ways to buy beautiful local arts and crafts.
Though I as usual was short on time. So when I went for my Cape Point tour, I bought my all the souvenirs of the continent, except for a couple of them which I picked from a pick n pay store and airport shop.
Any shape you like them in. They are really cute, sturdy and reminds you of your days in Cape Town. I wasn’t too keen on picking up this Ostrich though, but thankfully I did at the very last minute of shopping. I bought this little bird from the Cape Point Ostrich Farm Shop and believe me they have really huge and cool collection with decent prices.
And I took around 20 minutes to decide which tribal man I want to take back home and picked this one as it had ostrich feathers too 😛 :). (Again, picked from the Cape Point Ostrich Farm Shop).
Bead Art / Jewellery
I so direly wanted to pick some bead art piece from Cape Town, and so proud to have picked up a tribal man, who has both culture and art :D. (Picked from Cape Point Tourist Shop)
And though I never pick anything for personal use from anywhere, but these pair of earrings had me in one glance :). (From – Cape Point Tourist Shop)
As I already have a beautiful Ostrich egg from Jordan, I intended to buy some different thing made out of egg and didn’t take more than a minute to decide on this candle holder. (Picked from the Cape Point Ostrich Farm Shop)
Ostrich Leather Goods
So I roamed inside the Cape Point Ostrich Farm’s shop for around 20 minutes before I decided that I surely wanted this wallet. This sturdy and elegant looking wallet indeed made a hole in my existing wallet, but nonetheless, worth every penny. 🙂
How can you go back from Cape Town without buying a ubiquitous wooden giraffe. This little one is quite cheap on your pocket and will give elegant look to your living room. (Picked from Cape Point tourist shop)
And the must buy souvenir of South Africa, The wooden Mask 🙂 (Picked from Cape Point tourist shop)
Or the Wooden African Doll 🙂
Now this one can be picked up from any grocery store, just make sure you have tasted it once before buying, so you are sure you are buying the best one :). I being a non-tea person, tried this brand and somehow liked it.
I already was over the duty free alcohol limit, but leaving africa without Amarula cream is just not fair. So I decided to pick some Amarula Cream chocolates from the Airport’s Duty free Shop.
South African Wine
With acres of vineyards and wine history dating back to 1600s, isn’t it customary to pick a superb wine bottle from one of the big 7 wine brands of Cape Town, Groot Constantia whose history dates back to 1685.