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6 Favourite Second Hand Fashion Shops In The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town
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6 Favourite Second Hand Fashion Shops In The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town

There is no accounting for taste, and what one person thinks of as worn and worthless is easily someone else's treasure. Never more so than in the mother city where second-hand stores flourish. If you are a bargain hunter, or love vintage, Cape Town is full of...
Visit the Up.market in Umhlanga
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Visit the Up.market in Umhlanga

A new market has recently opened in Umhlanga and being a market fundi, I organized to meet friends there on Sunday to see what it was all about. Up.market in Umhlanga takes place every Sunday from 09h00 to 14h00 in the covered parking area of the Umhlanga Cent...
6 Essential Activities in South Africa
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6 Essential Activities in South Africa

There are a few things that every tourist simply has to try if they want to have a real experience of South Africa. These are available across most of the provinces and define, to an extent, the African encounter. Of course, even if you only manage to leave th...
Shopping In Jeffreys Bay
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Shopping In Jeffreys Bay

Affectionately known as J-Bay to locals and regular visitors, Jeffrey’s Bay is well known for a number of reasons. Its biggest “claim to fame” is almost certainly that it was host to one of the legs of the annual surfing competition, the Billabong Pro. Wit...
Rondebosch Potters Market – I feel an obsession coming on
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Rondebosch Potters Market – I feel an obsession coming on

On the second-last Saturday of March and November is ceramics fever in Cape Town. Everyone even remotely interested in pottery descends on the Rondebosch Potters Market, where everyone who produces pottery in any shape or form, is there to exhibit. And we're n...
Picadillis in Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland
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Picadillis in Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland

I recently bought the sweetest little scarf.  My brother and I were en route to Ficksburg from Graaff-Reinet and stopped in Middelburg for a) Karoo biltong and b) petrol (in that order of importance). To be honest, Middelburg is not much to look at but our ...
8 GREAT spots to buy handmade in the Cape
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8 GREAT spots to buy handmade in the Cape

Nothing has quite the appeal of handmade when it comes to gifts and extraordinary products for around your home. Particularly as these days, handmade no longer means  your aunt produced it in wool that she had lying around the house. Nowadays, handmade come...
The Cape Quarter – step into a veritable treasure trove of purveyance
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The Cape Quarter – step into a veritable treasure trove of purveyance

The up and coming Greenpoint has most decidedly up and come with the recent opening of the Cape Quarter extension.  Already a trendy social hub - situated as it is in the upwardly mobile De Waterkant area – the small-scale lifestyle centre received a serious u...
Ike’s Bookstore & Collectables in Durban
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Ike’s Bookstore & Collectables in Durban

Get in a room with out of prints ... First editions, second time around to be read more than thrice and passed down through generations; line up in rows on bottle green painted bookshelves at the top of a wise old staircase awaiting bibliophilics. Wooden floor...
Cape Town Craft Markets
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Cape Town Craft Markets

Shopping is one of those small joys in life. Although there's a lot to be said for the simple things in life that don't require money, sometimes nothing makes you feel quite as good as buying some new stuff. That said, big shopping centres offer the same thing...