Trendy Places in Cape Town 3 (Helon Melon)

Many tourists to Cape Town visit the Waterfront. Alas … next to the Waterfront is the Watershed; a new building (with a yellow top gable). It’s one of those few places in the Mother City where one can buy truly South African made souvenirs. And unique these are!!! Unfortunately the Watershed is severely under-marketed by the tourism authorities and travel organisations. Pity, pity….

Helon Melon is one of those outlets in the Watershed. The owner and name-giver deals directly with the designers and crafts people who supply this shop. The prices are very reasonable.  Helon Melon also has some of her own staff engaged in creating unique pieces; from jewellery to clothing and everything in between.

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Trendy places in Cape Town 1 HAAS Collective

Haas Collective in Buitenkant Street is one of those trendy coffee cafes in Cape Town (later today more about Truth coffee in the same street). Haas Collective combines coffees and foods with fun shopping. Not just ordinary crafts that you can buy anywhere but unique pieces by upmarket artisans and designers in the own region.