Western Cape shopping

Food in Darling

Darling Sweet

Specialising in handmade toffees, Darling Sweet is a popular addition to the town's foodie scene. You can watch the toffee being made then indulge in a free tasting before stocking up on your favourites. There's an …
Food & Drinks in The Elgin Valley

Peregrine Farm Stall

Locals love to stop here for a freshly baked pie and some just-pressed apple juice before heading off on a road trip. As well as the farm stall, there's a cafe (mains R60 to R120) serving excellent lemon meringue pi…
Market in Garden Route

Wild Oats Community Farmers Market

A Garden Route institution, this farmers market has been operating for over a decade. Arrive early to get your pick of the pies, biltong, cheese, cakes, bread, beer and fudge – all from small, local producers. The m…
Arts & Crafts in Wilderness

Timberlake Organic Village

This complex off the N2 between Wilderness and Sedgefield has the pleasant Zucchini restaurant and some small shops selling fresh produce, boutique foodstuffs and crafts. You can also partake in quad biking and zip-…
Arts & Crafts in Prince Albert


Based in Rondomskrik, 3km north of the town centre, this community craft project serves as both a youth centre and a way for teenagers to earn some pocket money. The beaded fridge magnets depict Prince Albert's peop…
Chocolate in Franschhoek

Huguenot Fine Chocolates

An empowerment program gave the two local guys who run this chocolatier a leg up and now people are raving about their confections. There are daily chocolate-making demonstrations including a tasting (R40) at 11am a…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Stellenbosch

Oom Samie se Winkel

This place was on the Stellenbosch map before Stellenbosch was on the map. It’s an unashamedly touristy general dealer but still worth visiting for its curious range of goods – everything from joke-shop tat to Afric…
Fashion & Accessories in Oudtshoorn

Lugro Ostrich Leather Products

Lugro is independent of local ranches, so offers a shopping experience that avoids the tacky tourist vibe that can accompany the search for ostrich goods. The products are all made on site.
Arts & Crafts in Prince Albert

Handmade Karoo Handgemaak

Drop by this women's empowerment project to watch the ladies in action creating adorable knitted bunnies and elephants, crocheted blankets and colourful monkeys fashioned from socks.
Arts & Crafts in Plettenberg Bay

Old Nick Village

For a bit of retail therapy, head for this complex 3km east of town, with resident artists, a weaving museum, antiques and a restaurant.