10 things you can buy on Table Mountain for under R200
Enjoying the view from the top of the mountain is a one-of-a-kind experience. Why not take home a memento as a reminder of your excursion? We’ve put together a selection of gifts from the Shop at the Top that won’t hurt the wallet or break the bank.
For your aunt or artistic best friend
South African beadwork is intricate, beautiful and differs from region to region. Take home this gorgeous mug for a loved one who enjoys sipping a warm cup of coffee or tea. If you’re struggling to find a nice housewarming gift, this is definitely a good one!
For someone who loves decor
If you’re tired of boring travel keepsakes, take home a slice of Cape Town with these fabulous wooden postcards. The best part is that they don’t take up much space when travelling.
Add a bright touch to your own kitchen, or get some of these striking locally made tea towels for your mom or grandmother. These gifts are easy to pack away and to send off to loved ones.
A bit of sparkle never hurt anyone and if you’ve got a friend who loves gemstones or intricate beading, then this memento is ideal.
For the well-travelled foodie
A South African favourite, Amarula is a cream liqueur derived from the fruit of the marula tree, which is indigenous to the region.
Hot sauce, anyone? Take some famed African spiciness home and enjoy this locally made chilli sauce – perfect for a great braai, marinade or on its own with some proper South African food.
You can fit Table Mountain into your pocket! Well, the tasty version of it, at least. Table Mountain Chocolate bars are produced in Cape Town and make the perfect addition to a package sent anywhere in the world. We also recommend the in-house creamy fudge, if your sweet tooth is particularly keen.
And don’t forget the wine! Cape Town is renowned for its exceptional vineyards. A good bottle of red or white goes down well with a delicious meal.
For outdoorsy types
A peak cap is perfect for avid hikers, joggers and outdoor enthusiasts. Stay protected under the harsh African sun and wear it to remind you of your trip when you’re no longer in the Mother City.
For the kids
A fun, colourful backpack is a functional item for your little ones to carry all their toys and treats around, and easy to take home.
Finally, choose a plush and cuddly soft toy. The rock hyrax – commonly known as the dassie in South Africa – can regularly be spotted on and around the mountain. Take a picture if you see one!