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jewelry for sale in cape town

One of the pleasures of traveling so far from home is the opportunity to shop for truly unique items. In Cape Town, there's a variety of shopping experiences to appeal to even the most jaded browser. Steer clear of the mass-produced wooden giraffes and elephants; they are not often a product of Cape Town. Some are made in China. Instead, look out for street sellers who make fantastic wire and bead sculptures and baskets; they are made by the roadside, so each one is unique.

Your shopping quest begins at the wildly popular Greenmarket Square. You'll negotiate with craftspeople, hailing from all corners of Africa, at this open-air market on the cobblestone streets in the central business district (on Burg Street between Longmarket and Shortmarket Streets).

On Long Street, just around the corner from Greenmarket Square, is the indoor Pan African Market. Here you'll find wood carvings, jewelry, masks and more. While you're on Long Street, take some time to explore the many unique shops and restaurants in the area.

Consider a pit stop at the Red Shed Craft Workshop. Local artisans sell a variety of wares there, and some even offer custom creations while you wait.

South Africa is known the world over for its diamonds and gold jewelry. You'll find many boutiques across Cape Town that will custom design perfect piece for you. Victoria Wharf is home to several reputable jewelers.

One of Cape Town's most popular malls is Canal Walk, with more than 400 stores including The North Face, Lacoste, Diesel and many others.

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