Cape Town is an unforgettable place to visit, but it’s always nice to have a souvenir to bring back some memories of the places you’ve travelled. In a move away from more traditional African curios and novelty items, local companies are producing mementos that definitely won’t end up at a garage sale.
Here are some stylish and original goods to gift to yourself or friends visiting the Mother City…
1. Table Mountain Bangle from Skermunkil – R480
Table Mountain’s silhouette against your wrist is an elegant reminder of one of the newest wonders of the world.
2. Architectural City Guide Print from Blank Ink Design – R1 600 – R36 000
The perfect gift for lovers of architecture and design, this print features 24 buildings that showcase Cape Town’s architectural heritage, embracing a broad spectrum of styles over the decades.
3. Cape Town: An Illustrated Poem by Julia Grey from The Book Lounge – R152
This beautifully crafted book is an ode to Cape Town that takes you on a journey through the quirks and unique personalities of each suburb.
4. Table Mountain Chocolate Slab from Table Mountain Choc – R40/R50
Available in dark or milk chocolate, this is not a souvenir that will last very long but will definitely leave visitors with some sweet memories…
5. Laugh It Off T-shirt from Big Blue – R230
Spot the difference with this uniquely Capetonian take on a classic Joy Division album cover.