Arts & Crafts


Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town

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 […]


Ladysmith Black Mombazo

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 […]


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

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 […]


Maynardville: Romeo and Juliet, best way to ruin a good picnic!

The annual Shakespeare production at Maynardville is a traditional calendar highlight in Cape Town. An open air setting, in a park, by a lake, with a picnic, at sunset…Sounds lovely no? Not if Director Fred Abrahamse has anything to do with it! Managing to pervert a tale of sweetness and […]


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

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 […]


WITW Neighbour goods market – Woodstock, Cape Town.

Cape Town is dotted with markets. Most with curios, antiques, clothing and the obligatory “yellow food” array. For something a little different, WITW (What If The World), have initiated an organic food, crafts and design market in what was the old biscuit factory in Woodstock. One can find incredible artisinal […]


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

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


Rondebosch Craft Market – Great for Gifts

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. […]