Trendy Places in Cape Town 4 (The Gallery Shop)

Many tourists in Cape Town visit the Green Market to bargain for souvenirs from South Africa; most of these not made in the Rainbow Nation. But The Gallery Shop in nearby Church Street is a different story. It showcases contemporary handmade craft and art from South Africa. The owner focuses on beadwork, jewellery, ceramics, felt and recycled materials; all made by crafts people in the region. The shop supports community projects and Aids Organisations. The unique items are small, lightweight and easy to pack. And, very important: affordable! With other words; you don’t have to bargain… 😉