African Trading Port
African Trading Port
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsArt Galleries
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Marvel at our collector's private accumulation of rare and unique African artifacts, collected from across the continent over many years. Now open to the public to enjoy free of charge. Absorb authentically African pieces in our never-before-seen display, we look forward to your visit!
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Dec 2023 • Solo
This is the most amazing thing I've seen since my 2nd visit and 3month stay in Cape Town. This place is a must see! I was greeted warmly by Clement and then the art took over! This is a hidden gem.
Written 4 December 2023
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Velina T
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Nov 2023 • Business
It was an amazing experience. Very friendly personnel. I can highly recommend this interesting shop as a conscious experience.
Written 27 November 2023
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Jenny V
Portsea, Australia6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The most incredible collection of African artefacts, inspires to want to learn more about the culture of different tribes and regions
Written 29 October 2023
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FuzzyGirly
FuzzyGirly80 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is indeed a great place to shop for souveniers of all sorts for all ages, and the Eye Witness Museum is an interesting addition to the visit that you should wander into if time permits. I spent ages here looking for unique gifts to buy for family and friends. It was reassuring to see price tags on all items you wish to purchase and staff do let you nose about the area freely.

You can also get VAT back at the airport for all purchases above R250 in a single receipt from African Trading Port.
Written 22 October 2023
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Auremil
SC71 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Spectacular store. Great prices. And you find things you don’t find anywhere else. The private collection upstairs is just amazing . Make sure to go to all the floors!
Written 4 October 2023
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Mindy L
Columbus, OH191 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We stopped here while in Capetown and was pleasantly surprised. First thing they had African Dancers/singers in front of the store which was entertaining. Once inside there was so many wooden art pieces (mask, statues, furniture, etc) There are 3 floors. We pick up a few small items that would fit in our suitcases as souvenirs.
Written 17 September 2023
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Visit0r2013
Brisbane, Australia115 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This is a one-stop shop for all your African souvenirs. We bought a 2m wooden giraffe, and Tracy shepherded it through to Australia. We bought heaps of little trinkets here for friends and family. Local artisans, so you can be sure you're supporting the community.
Written 31 August 2023
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Arlene C
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Aug 2023 • Couples
The staff was extremely nice, knowledgeable and helpful. They have so many unique interesting prices at all price points. A must when you are in Cape Town.
Written 31 August 2023
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Mike Spendlove
Salt Lake City, UT26 contributions
Jun 2023
I bought a zebra hide rug, and two large Burkinabe masks from African Trading Port, and I am very happy with my experience. The staff packed up the rug such that it was easy for me to carry home on the plane, and Stanton managed the shipment of the masks. He was very responsive and polite, and the masks arrived in perfect condition. Thank you very much!
Written 19 August 2023
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smvNYC
New York City, NY335 contributions
Aug 2023
This is a combination of museum (top floor) and shop (rest of the floors). Things vary from animal skins to common keychains and tshirts and most are reasonable priced. The locations, in the middle of the Waterfront area makes it easily accessible.
Written 17 August 2023
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African Trading Port is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM