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BRAND MANTRA / PHILOSOPHY: At African Trading Port we have attempted to bring ‘Africa under one roof.’ since 1978. STORE /BOUTIQUE DETAILS: African Trading Port is housed in the V & A Waterfront’s Old Port Captain’s Building, a beautifully...more
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V & A Waterfront (near swinging bridge), Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 9777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four stories full of a wide variety of textiles, stone & wood carvings and and other art pieces. Well worth a look followed shortly thereafter to purchase a bag to bring all those purchases back home.

1  Thank ThePuba
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stumbled upon African Trading Port while wandering around the V&A Waterfront. It ended up being a superb stop for souvenir shopping, for ourselves and for family and friends. You're drawn in by all the magnificent sculptures outside of the building. Then inside, more traditional souvenirs...More

1  Thank guavasorbet
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit and bought lots of things. Prices were reasonable and with 3 floors of African goods without being hassled to buy what is not to like. Well worth a visit to see some great African goods and art even if you do...More

1  Thank Sharport67
Reviewed 9 February 2018

There are lots and lots of souvenirs here and if Cape Town is your only stop I can see the attraction of buying here. We found better and cheaper products on the Panorama Tour in the north of South Africa. My wife bought a tee...More

1  Thank Peter1Northampton
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

got some decent ' non tacky ' souvenirs here for home. the staff were really helpful and left us alone to browse. good quality merchandise.

1  Thank maddiePortsmouth
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

You've got to experience this place yourself - the riot of colour and culture all mostly at very reasonable prices - for a souvenir shop, it steers clear of the tacky and there's something unique around every corner. I loved the dried fruit balls (true...More

Thank Zara K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place is packed full of African treasures. I had a blast in here. There is several levels and a couple of them are packed full of had carved statues and masks. I found most to be a bit creepy and weird but that is...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Calling all shoppers!!! Really nice selections for African things, just about everything you could want to bring back home or for gifts. I enjoyed one of the jewelry sections with really nice quality jewelry pieces of African designs and trying to decide on which one...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I purchased some beautiful cushion covers for a friend but I was buying from the UK and getting another friend who was travelling to Cape Town to collect them for me. Chantal Puma from the store helped me by e mail and phone, she was...More

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were taken here by friends who live in Franschhoek and with whom we were staying. It's one of their favourite shops for African artefacts and now I know why! I could have spent the entire day there, exploring the three floors and as it...More

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