Arts & Crafts



Capetonians love flea markets! and we have several every weekend: Here are the main ones. Greenpoint Stadium Flea market: This started with a guy selling Boerewors rolls on the weekend and has blossomed into the largest fleamarket in Cape Town. It is held every Sunday and public holiday from 09:00 […]

Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town


This all male harmonic choir is South Africa’s biggest musical export. Their distinctive melancholy sound pulls hard at the heart strings of South Africans everywhere. Perhaps a homesick Safrican will hear this somewhere and decide to come back home. It was formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, who still heads […]

Ladysmith Black Mombazo



So as mentioned in my earlier post, we decided to do BOTH shows in one day, luckily Decorex closed at 5 or we would of had to toss the spare wheel to transport all the pamphlets. Decorex ’07 has now finished, having run from the 26th-29th April, so I am […]

Decorex and design for living Exhibitions: Part deus, the revenge.



Spend a day in South Africa and chances are you will come across Biltong in some shape or form. Any shop that sells food is likely to have some biltong, be it chopped, in sticks, in a big hunk or its poorer cousin droewors (dry sausage). Many haute-cuisine South African […]

Southafricanisms: Biltong – the quintessential South African delicacy and mouthwatering ...





Hout Bay’s township of Imizamo Yethu houses one of the brightest African craft projects around: Mandela Park Mosaics, founded in 1999 and today a supplier of all manner of glittering, hand-made artefacts, from African-themed vases to Matisse-inspired wall installations. Mosaic Vase

Capture South Africa’s Rainbow of Colours with Mandela Park Mosaics



Here’s a great tip for international students at UCT, visitors who love crafts, and anyone else looking for a unique gift for a new South African friend or host: head to the Rondebosch Craft Market, held on the first two Saturdays of each month, for delightful crafts at non-tourist prices. […]

Rondebosch Craft Market – Great for Gifts