Thursday, 18 April 2013


Weekends in South Africa, esp Cape Town should always be an adventure. There are so many exciting places to visit just around the corner. This weekend we went to our holiday home in Pearly Beach (about 2½ hours from Cape Town). The Saturday morning early the boys went Kitesurfing in Struisbaai so us girls had the morning for ourselves. Ok.. so not much happens in Pearly Beach so we decided to go shopping in Gansbaai (about 15km from Pearly Beach)And what a treat!!

Our first stop was at Pieter Deon Interiors and I immediately fell in love! It is situated on the righthand side of the road as you enter the town from the Pearly beach side. This place has the most amazing things, from the d├ęcor items to the lazer cut shapes… I wish I had space to buy it all!!

Just across the road from there is the 2nd hand goods store. Here you can find ANYTHING. Old washing machines, secondhand furniture and even old asbestos heaters (when last did you see one of those) I ended up buying a stack of paper plate holders. No not to put paper plates in, but you’ll just have to wait and see what they become…

The next stop was about mid way through the main road, Tiekie Draai. These are 2 second hand goods stores next to each other. And once again you can find ANYTHING here, and it feels like the shop is a never ending maize of rooms full of old things. The good here are much cheaper than at the 2nd hand goods store. Room after room we were amazed. 

We got completely carried away and before long the guys called to say they are waiting in front of the house and where are we. So made a quick stop in 2 more stores but had to rush back.. There is so much to more discover in this old fishing village than I could have imagined. Gansbaai I’ll be back!

My Treasures:

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