Shop in Hopland

Informal settlements in South Africa  have informal shops. This one is in an old 40-feet container in Hopland, Stanford, South Africa.

Vintage Cameras

Saw this camera collection in Hot Chilli Peppers, a vintage shop in Hermanus, South Africa.

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 …

Nostalgia 1 (of 4)

There is this little dead end lane in Hermanus many people pass but never walk into it. This lane, with small boutique like shops is a display of bygone times.  

The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop …

Angels

  Not mentioned in any known travel itinerary is the shop window in Stanford, South Africa. It’s in the main Victoria Street at the Stanford Hotel. It’s there where The Angel of Stanford resides. Every now and than ‘shebeen owner’ Penny van den Berg redecorates the windows with her ‘girls’. And that is quite a …