General Business Links

Papagayo

Among the wares are colourful Moroccan pottery, exotic silver jewellery, cotton clothing and hand-woven wooly hats and gloves from Peru and Tibet, as well as interesting and different rugs, baskets, lamps and throws. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-3pm Sat.

Beachsand

Beachsand A fun collection of seathemed home accessories and gifts such as fish carved of wood, pretty linens, bowls, interesting jewellery, hearts, candles and a smattering of larger furniture. Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1.00pm Sat.

Rain

The super successful range of bath and body products come from pretty humble origins on Swellendam’s main drag. Stroll through the perfumed, beautifully laid-out shop and choose between handmade products ranging from aloe and avo soaps to vanilla rooibos bath salts. Hours: 8.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am-4.00pm Sat; 11.00am-3.00pm Sun.

Magpie Home Fineware

Richard Panaino and his nimble-fingered team have a knack for transforming the mundane into the magical. Discarded milk bottles, tins and bottle tops are all expertly repurposed to become exquisitely intricate, colourful décor pieces. If you find yourself drawn to one of the whimsical chandeliers, you’re in good company: none other than President Barack Obama has two of...

Barrydale Weavers

Barrydale Weavers This filament-filled workshop might as well be called the Barrydale Gym, since its employees get a major upper-body workout weaving rugs and shrugs on the heavy wooden hand looms. Pro-weaver Tivane Mavuma and Carol Morris head up this tiny establishment and train local community members to help create their hand- crafted, colourful fabrics. Hours: 8.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri;...

The New Junk Shop

Pick up pretty vintage brooches, piles of silverware, wartime postcards, and a myriad knick-knacks –‘one man’s junk is another’s diamonds’ as they say. They also sell larger antique collectibles. Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri, Sun; 9.00am-2.00pm Sat.

Hermanus Flea Market

Right in the centre of town is the daily flea market where tourists can find curios, clothing and crafts. It’s something of an institution among regular visitors. The pancakes are most definitely the highlight. Hours: 8.00am-5.00pm daily. No - Credit Cards.

St George's Mall

Linking the Company's Garden to the Foreshore, the brick-paved St George's Mall is completely pedestrianised, and provides a sufficient choice of restaurants and coffee shops offering you respite in between your amblings.

The Pan African Market

A life-sized wooden figure silently shouting through a megaphone off the balcony sets the tone for the cacophony awaiting you inside. The multi-levelled building is crammed with all manner of crafts, most notably Congolese sculptures, macabre masks, fertility figurines and jewellery. If you're looking for something special to wear, there's a team of nimble-fingered...

Saturday morning market

As much a social gathering as it is a convergence of Greyton’s best food producers, this market is definitely the place to do your Saturday shopping. Buy farm- fresh fruit and veg for a song, get in line for a legendary lemon curd pancake and stock up on a few duck and cherry pies. Hours: 10am - noon Sat. Credit Cards- No

Greenmarket Square

This is something of a tourist trap, although there are photo ops and African crafts galore. Fed free to bargain down vendors on their fabrics, jewellery, soapstone figurines, masks and hand carved items. The urban setting is vibrant and surrounded by historic buildings. Originally a place where Dutch settlers stocked up their shopping baskets with fresh fruit and veg,...

Grand Parade and City Hall

The Mother City's historic, and until recently run-down, Grand Parade, has been given a much needed facelift courtesy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup when it was transformed into a milling fan fest. If the name hasn't tipped you off, the square was originally used for military parades, but these days it's a buzzing open-air emporium where hundreds of stall owners sell...

Church Street Antiques Market

Set on a short cobbled pedestrian stretch, this open-air market is a treasure trove for magpies and bargain hunters. An amble through the stalls might reveal cut-price mink stoles, crested teaspoons and Art Deco tea services one day, and porcelain kitsch, plastic jewellery, and uncut gemstones the next. The thrill is definitely in the hunt.

Oak and Vigne Deli

The Oak and Vigne isn’t only a great place to kick back and watch the goings on of small town life, it’s also the source of amazing hand-crafted produce. Step into Richard von Geusau’s tiny chocolate shop and taste your way through his collection of Belgian couverture creations, sample a scoop or three of Shauna Vaughton’s Greyton Traditional Ice Cream (the salted...

Greyton Furniture Warehouse

Antiquarian Orson Toombs has been in the fine- furniture business for yonks, having established quite a following in Johannesburg. His Greyton satellite is any Antiques Roadshow buff’s dream, boasting everything from Indian and Victorian pieces though to 50s retro and boere-baroque items. Hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm Sat: 9.00am-4.00pm Sun: 9.00am-2.00pm