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Posted on: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

De-Lovely and The Grapevine in Citrusdal

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Citrusdal is a sweet little town and what adds to that sweetness is a gift shop called De-Lovely and the simply sublime The Grapevine coffee shop.  Run by a mother and daughter team, De-Lovely and The Grapevine are found next door to each other at 30 Voortrekker Street.

We visited on a scorching hot day (as only the Cederberg can be in late December) and The Grapevine, with its green and white striped decor and white furniture was a cool oasis.  I love the long, narrow framed blackboards down either side of the fire place and the interesting paint techniques on the walls …

French cafe music played in the background and we settled down on the comfy cushions with a pile of new magazines to wait for our filter coffee and sinfully good peppermint crisp tart.  I love an hour or two in a coffee shop and The Grapevine made us feel right at home!

There is a deck area but I think that might be better left for the cooler winter months – on this day it was airconditioning that I was after.

The Grapevine & De-Lovely photos

The Grapevine is also open for breakfasts; light lunches and serves a range of scrumptious cakes.

De-Lovely gift shop is located in an old house with tables and chairs on the long, wide front stoep.  There is nothing that says country living as much as a covered stoep does and this one with its red and white striped roof does a sterling job of advertising life in the Cederberg.

Wares ranging from lifestyle goods, kids stuff, arts and crafts, delectables and frivole are spread through the various rooms of the house. I loved the beautiful glass ware, the bath salts and the linens – if we hadn’t visited on the verge of closing time I could certainly have browsed for a long while!

Both De-Lovely and The Grapevine are worth a visit when you are next in Citrusdal so make sure you stop at 30 Voortrekker Street!

The Grapevine & De-Lovely photos

Address & Contact Details:
30 Voortrekker Street
022 921 3975 (De-Lovely)
022 921 2190 (The Grapevine)

Citrusdal Links:
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Things to Do in Citrusdal
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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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1 comment about De-Lovely and The Grapevine in Citrusdal
  1. January 12th, 2011 at 14:51
    joyanne says:

    Wish I’d read this before we went to Citrusdal over New Year :-)