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Garden Route shopping

Though the Garden Route may lack the big-city shopping scene of places like Cape Town and Johannesburg, there's plenty of browsing to be done in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. All over are charming options for crafts and curios—such as Langa Lapu, Wonki Ware, and Porcupine Ceramics—as well as for food, much of it organic, on sale at roadside stalls like Thyme and Again.

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Langa Lapu, Plettenberg Bay

Langa Lapu means "sun cloth" in Xhosa, a fitting name for a company that uses light-sensitive dyes to make brightly colored fabrics imprinted with the shapes of...more

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Porcupine Ceramic Studio, Plettenberg Bay

Porcupine Ceramics uses recycled clay, in the Japanese raku tradition, but the result is purely African. Expect playful sculptures of animals and fish, plates...more

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Thyme and Again, Keurboomstrand

This roadside stall outside Keurbooms is a great stop-off for South African pies (more of the meat-and-veggie variety than American-style fruit pies);...more

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Wonki Ware, George

The slightly misshapen crockery at Wonki Ware became world-famous when Nigella Lawson discovered it and worked together with owner Di Marshall to design a range...more

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