CAPE TOWN SHOPPING - PRIVATE HALF DAY
Tour Code: FH05
√ Browse markets for local arts and crafts, street shops for fine arts and antiques, designer outlets for jewellery and local manufacturers for leather.
√ Absorb the rich history and culture of the many ethnicities of Cape Town.
Cape Town city's cosmopolitan flavour and cultural diversity offer the shopaholic many opportunities to snag rare treasures.
The Cape is South Africa's clothing industry capital - many of those people brought to the Cape in the 17th-century by the Dutch came with a wealth of dressmaking skills and their descendants are still very active in this industry - not to mention talented.
We visit a leather manufacturer who produces quality leather handbags (supplying the Italian market) with local hides like crocodile and ostrich. See picturesque Church Street, known for its fine art and antiques. Browse top African arts and crafts in the area and perhaps take in the market stalls of bustling Greenmarket Square in search of a bargain memento or funky casual wear.
Lifestyle stores, from cutting-edge to ethnic, abound in the city, and there are many outlets for jewellery which utilises fine South African gold and sought-after gemstones such as Tanzanite.