Southern Africa shopping

Top Choice Shopping Centre in Green Point & ­Waterfront


One of the best places to shop for souvenirs in Cape Town, this inventively designed retail market gathers together over 150 tenants representing the cream of Capetonian and South African producers of fashion, arts,…
Top Choice Jewellery in Harare

Patrick Mavros

His clients may include Bruce Springsteen, Kate Middleton and the king of Spain, but Patrick Mavros' stunning handmade silver jewellery is very affordable. The shop has a spectacular setting, overlooking a picture-p…
Top Choice Market in Green Point & ­Waterfront

OZCF Market Day

Produce grown on the Oranjezicht City Farm and other local farms is sold every Saturday here alongside many other edible and souvenir products. It's a great event – one of the best of its kind in Cape Town – with pl…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek


Penduka, which means ‘wake up’, operates a nonprofit women’s needlework project at Goreangab Dam, 8km northwest of the city centre. You can purchase needlework, baskets, carvings and fabric creations for fair prices…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Green Point & ­Waterfront


Trevyn and Julian McGowan have made a business out of cherry-picking the cream of the South African design community and promoting it to the world in annual collections. Opened in 2017, this is their permanent showc…
Top Choice Market in Sea Point to Hout Bay

Bay Harbour Market

This imaginatively designed indoor market at the far end of Hout Bay Harbour is one of Cape Town's best. There’s a good range of stalls selling items from clothes to craftwork, as well as very tempting food and drin…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Victoria Falls (town)

Elephant's Walk Shopping & Artist Village

A must for those in the market for quality Zimbabwean and African craft, this shopping village is home to boutique stores and galleries owned by a collective that aims to promote and set up local artists.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Africa Nova

One of the most stylish and desirable collections of tribal and contemporary African textiles, arts and crafts. You’ll find potato-print fabrics made by women in Hout Bay, Ronel Jordaan’s handmade felt rock cushions…
Top Choice Market in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Neighbourgoods Market

This is the artisanal goods markets that kickstarted the craze for similar markets across the Cape – and it's still one of the best. Food and drinks are gathered in the main area where you can pick up groceries and …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Johannesburg

27 Boxes

This shipping-crate complex of boutiques, galleries and eateries is well on its way to establishing its Melville street cred. A newly planted park, indigenous nursery, and fun kids' playground add to the allure. 27 …