A little bit of retail therapy has never, as far as we know, done any holiday-maker harm. Travellers love to shop, and what better option than a gorgeous shopping boutique right on the spot, at the lodge or hotel you’re staying at. We highlight some superlative South African lodges offering first-class accommodation and at least one (sometimes more) shopping boutique in-house. Shop in the most relaxed way possible at these treasure-houses of designer goods, in between your safari excursions, wine tours or sightseeing, and find exclusive, hand-picked mementos of South Africa to take home with you.
The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town
At The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, The Collection Boutique prides itself on a curated collection of fine items by leading South African designers. Beautiful jewellery by master-jeweller Peter Gilder is just one example of what you can purchase there. Clothing, art and sculpture and interior pieces can also be purchased.
Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa in Stellenbosch
Enter the intimate salon of Graff Diamonds and appreciate South Africa’s most acclaimed of jewels in unique pieces made by Graff’s master craftsmen in London. The boutique showcases classic diamond bracelets and rings, earrings, pendants and a special selection of Graff Luxury Watches. It is open daily.
The exclusive boutique 100% Capri at Delaire Graff Lodges stocks exquisite clothing inspired by the Italian island of Capri and expressing a romantic Italian lifestyle of the good, sun-soothed life. Eco-friendly white linen clothing and homeware can be purchased. The boutique also houses The VanaShree Collection of handbags, wallets and other accessories handcrafted locally from (ethically sourced) crocodile, ostrich, python and stingray leather. The boutique is open daily.
Babylonstoren in Franschhoek
At Babylonstoren in Franschhoek, the Farm Shop is a feast for the senses. You can buy Babylontoren wine as well as wine from neighbourhood cellars at the wine shop, cold meats from the delicatessen, handcrafted cheese from the cheese room, and artisan breads from the bakery. The Farm Shop is open daily from 09h00 until 17h00.
Exceptional boutiques and galleries showcasing desiger-items that make superb mememtos of South Africa, are a feature of Singita Lodges. At Singita Sabi Sand, the boutique and gallery is housed in an African-colonial farmhouse with a wide verandah on which to enjoy a coffee before exploring the treasures in the homestead. Singita Kruger Park has a very contemporary shopping boutique, with similarly exquisite items for purchase.
Mail us to book high-end accommodation and safaris in South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122.