Cape Town and Peninsula

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  • 1. Africa Nova

    Cape Town Central | Crafts

    If you aren't crazy about traditional African artifacts, you might want to visit this store, which stocks contemporary African art that's quirky...Read More

  • 2. African Image

    Cape Town Central | Crafts

    Look here for contemporary African art and township crafts, colorful cloth from Nigeria and Ghana, plus West African masks, Malian blankets...Read More

  • 3. African Music Store

    Cape Town Central | Books/Stationery

    The people who work here are passionate about African music and eager to pass on their love to anybody who lends them half an ear. You could...Read More

  • 4. Exclusive Books Waterfront

    Books/Stationery

    This is the biggest chain of bookstores in the country. It carries a wide selection of local and international periodicals and coffee-table...Read More

  • 5. Greenmarket Square

    Cape Town Central | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    You can get good buys on clothing, T-shirts, and locally made leather shoes and sandals, and you can find a plethora of African jewelry, art...Read More

  • 6. Hout Bay Harbour Market

    Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Food, drink, clothing, crafts, and even good-quality live music performances: this is a great all-weekend shopping and chill spot—by day or...Read More

  • 7. Mnandi Textiles

    Observatory | Textiles/Sewing

    Here you'll find a range of African fabrics, including traditional West African prints and Dutch wax prints. The store sells ready-made African...Read More

  • 8. Oranjezicht City Farm

    Oranjezicht | Shopping Neighborhoods

    This has to be the most beautiful setting in the world for a fresh produce and food market—on the slopes of Table Mountain in the gorgeous suburb...Read More

  • 9. Pan-African Market

    Cape Town Central | Crafts

    You'll see some glorious cultural contradictions here. The lobby of this building is a gem of Victorian tiling, and the first and second floors...Read More

  • 10. Streetwires

    Cape Town Central | Crafts

    There must be some budding engineers among these artists. You'll see streetwire art everywhere in Cape Town, but this shop is a trove of the...Read More

  • 11. The Book Lounge

    Cape Town Central | Books/Stationery

    Cape Town's best independent bookstore has a fantastic selection of titles, with many classics and contemporary must-haves on all things African...Read More

  • 12. V&A Craft Market

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    This indoor market contains an assortment of handcrafted jewelry, rugs, glass, pottery, and leather sandals, the majority of which are made...Read More

  • 13. Vaughan Johnson Wine & Cigar Shop

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Wine/Spirits

    This wine shop has a terrific selection and staff members who know their stuff. It has specially designed boxes to take a few cases home with...Read More

  • 14. Woodstock Neighbour Goods Market

    Woodstock | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Also known as the Old Biscuit Mill market, Woodstock is aimed at Cape Town's hip, organic types on their Vespas looking for artisan breads,...Read More

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