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Hilton Medi-Spa

You’ve tried the rest now experience the best! With high level of service excellence, an affordable menu, breathtaking views of Table Mountain, the Hilton Medi-Spa becomes every spa seeker’ favourite destination. The Hilton Medi-Spa menu includes distressing massages, organic body wraps & scrubs, couples massages, permanent make-up and eyelash extensions. Stockiest of...

Long Street Baths

This old-fashioned bathhouse is just the ticket during Cape Town's sweltering summersand offers a welcome retreat for city souls. Beyond the Art Nouveau facade and old-school turnstiles lie authentic Turkish baths, where you can steam or sauna away muscle aches, as well as a healed 25-metre pool where everyone from teens to retirees can be seen perfecting their strokes...

Posh Junk

The name says it all, with an eclectic mix of antiques and collectibles on offer. You'll find everything from Royal Copenhagen porcelain to carved buddhas and general bric-a-brac here, so it's great for country magpies. Hours: 8.00am-5.00pm Mon-Sat; 8.0am-4.00pm Sun. Call Posh Junk at 044 213 3939 for more details.

Wolskuur Spinners

South Africa produces some of the world’s finest mohair, and you’ll find wonderful hand-spun woven rugs at this no-frills workshop on the main road. Watch the weavers at work on the looms at the back, and don’t leave without a pair of super-soft Angora gloves – perfect for keeping the winter chills at bay! Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am-1.00pm Sat.

Timberlake Organic Village

Timberlake Organic Village It’s a roadside farm stall, but it offers a lot. Shop for organic food and locally made Cheese Head cheeses; eat at Zucchini, which serves sizeable burgers; and stop at the Faery Gem Shop, its Fan- tasy Garden and its resident pot-belly pig. Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm daily. Credit Cards are not accepted at Timberlake Organic Village.

Milkwood Village

Milkwood Village Much-loved by locals, this shopping complex houses art galleries, jewellery stores, cafés, a laundry and the local information centre. But – this being wilderness, with its tie-dye pants and hippie vibe – the ‘village’ has a woody, leafy setting, and it feels more like a walk in the forest than a trip to the shopping mall. Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm daily.

Wild Oats Market

Wild Oats Market This local open-air farmer’s market is reason enough on its own for you to ink ‘Saturday: Sedgefield’ into your Garden Route tour plan. It operates rain or shine, all year round, with stalls providing everything from vetkoek to bratwurst to baklava to rollmops. Enjoy a healthy breakfast with like- minded foodies and stock up for your trip. Hours: Summer 7.30-11.30am Sat...

Village Bookshop

A rare find these days is an independent book- shop and this one stocks everything from the latest best-sellers to tasty choices in non-fiction categories. Unusual cards, wrapping paper, calendars and pens can be found in the store’s stationery section. Hours: 8.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri; 8.00am-1.00pm Sat; 9am-1.00pm Sun. Village Bookshop accepts all major Credit Cards.

Thyme & Again

Thyme & Again This cute farm stall offers everything from fresh produce to imported treats like Swiss chocolate and Italian pasta. The real draw card is the bakery that turns out scrumptious savoury and sweet pies, muffins and quiches daily. Hours: Season 8.30am-6.00pm. Winter 8.00am-5.00pm daily.

Old Nick Village

Old Nick Village The original weaving room is preserved as a museum and modern woven blankets, rugs and beautiful yarns knitted into one-of-a-kind garments are sold in the shops. You’ll find home- made pet food and accessories, dazzling stones and crystals, antiques and handmade soaps and trendy clothing. Outstanding local artisan glassware is carried by Prêt-à-Pot (044 533 4100). Hours...

The Old House Shop

Allow some time to explore the treasures in this rambling double-storey house where each room is dedicated to a different type of merchandise. Fun bits for the kitchen, kids’ gear, trendy clothing and crisp linens as well as bed and bath accessories are in the mix. After wards have some cake and tea in the attached tearoom. Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm, Mon-Fri; 9.00am-1.00pm Sat...

The Heath Store

The Heath Store A self-proclaimed bohemian farm store, this is a cut above many tourist shops with its one-of- a-kind handmade offerings among the eclectic collection. Local artists’ wares including Lila’s beautiful handmade cards, hangings and pins can be found along with home and garden décor, kitchen accessories, soaps, toys, home-made jams and even a dash of clothing thrown into the...

Head over Hills

Head over Hills If views are your thing, the five suites in this five-star guesthouse will satisfy. Luxurious, by any standards, each room is gorgeously furnished and each private wood deck affords unobstructed views of the sea. Guests are encouraged to relax in the rim-flow pool or on-site pub. Breakfast included. Rates: R995-R2100.

Timber Village

Timber Village Once upon a time the timber industry was thriving and woodcrafters abounded in Knysna. Timber village crafts people follow time-honoured techniques and welcome visitors who want to see how it’s done or even order a one-of-a kind piece. The shop carries everything from headboards to small cutting boards and bowls. Great souvenirs. Hours: 8.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am-1....

Soul Food

In line with Knysna’s hippie vibe, you’ll find hemp clothing, naturally formulated lotions, incense, crystals and candles. Of special interest is the collection of handmade soaps formulated by an aromatherapist in a variety of delicious colours and scents; each soap offers specific benefits including some that are kind to allergies and other ailments. Hours: 9am-5.00pm...