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Address: 84 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Private Tour: The Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from Cape Town
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Really didn't think this was anything to rave about

It was painted as an Alladins cave and it really isn't ... the shop upstairs next door is a much better vintage treasure trove!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
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Hove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It was painted as an Alladins cave and it really isn't ... the shop upstairs next door is a much better vintage treasure trove!

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Belsele
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208 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

they got these old things they sell and new things. hard to explain. I know a lot of books mention this place but believe me, worth visiting and a must when being in Stellenbosch

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointing following Rough Guide recommendation. Uninspiring diverse range of goods - staff not particularly child friendly.

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Redondo Beach, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

So much fun! Everything you can imagine and more -- spices, jewelry,South African food items, toys such as African dominos, old butter churns, books, etc. - basically anything and everything. It is nearly impossible not to purcase at least one item. This is a popular tourist destination and becomes at times quite crowded.

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East London, South Africa
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103 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What a cluttered and muddled shop! Offers a wide range of items for sale, food, preserves, leather goods, wine...but the stock is quite dated and over priced, even by Stellenbosch standards. Their baked items all looked stale and possibly from Oom Samie's era - antique! Sadly not a great experience.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of the most enjoyable little shops I've ever been to, and my overseas visitors loved it.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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540 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I have never been in a space with so much merchandise crammed into such a small space! Whilst I found it interesting enough, I soon got claustrophobia and had to retreat! Yes, the bokkoms were there but way past their prime, resembling cardboard caricatures of their former glory, dusty now, rather than smelly. Definitely an experience not for the faint-hearted.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Typically South African store in Stellenbosch. Style dates back to Jan van Riebeeck who landed at the Cape in 1652. (I can only imagine). There's something of everything. A very strong "snoek " smell assaults your senses when you walk in. Almost becomes unbearable after a while. But still worth scratching around in. From home made boiled sweets to spices... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Well ,for something vey different , where you can purchase just about anything. I saw red bottles of wine dated 1996 and younger for sale.I would not like to call some of the items for sale junk, but you can just about buy anything you need. The history about this shop is interesting. Well worth a visit , even just... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visited today and whilst it was a nice visit the shop did appear to be a bit disorganised. It is not a place to take young children but even my teenagers got a bit bored with the old memorabilia. You also have to pay for parking outside which cost R7.50 for an hour but we did not spend this time... More 

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