Shopping in Cape Town? When Only the Best Will Do...
Ah, yes, the best things in life may indeed be freely available, but for travelers in a strange land, access to the most charming baubles, the most stylish fashions, a boutique winery, or lunch with an artist definitely requires more than a guidebook and a friendly smile. One must have entrée.
Fortunately, EJ Africa considers its most important mission to act as your “open sesame” adviser, finding that perfect pair of handcrafted ostrich boots, the hand blown glass goblets or the gem encrusted edgy necklace you once saw in a magazine.
And if, after two blissful weeks at our favorite safari camps in Namibia we purposefully left several days undefined at the end of your itinerary it was because we had divined that you might want to trade bush walks, sleeping under the stars, and the roar of lions for—in a word—urbanity. In less time than it takes to say “personal shopper,” we will book you in a waterfront suite at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel and book an afternoon with our miracle shopping guide, Shannon van Staden. Her StyleBuyDesign service in sophisticated, international Cape Town will introduce you to the most exclusive shopping and dining venues in that center of culture and crafts.
Shannon will devise an itinerary that indulges your curiosity and interests, whether these include a shopping trip to the showroom of Cape Town’s most renowned interior designer, the purchase of a few of the multi-carat sparkly things for which South Africa is famous, or by-appointment-only consultations with gallery owners about which pieces of contemporary or African traditional art you want to bring home with you.
And don’t think for a moment that you will be trudging around from chic shop to 5-star restaurant lugging an ever-increasing number of treasures. Your personal consultant will escort you in a chauffeur-driven vehicle from the beginning of your adventure until you express the desire to retire to your hotel and, refreshment in hand, watch the sun set behind Table Mountain. As for those purchases, we will see that they are carefully packed and shipped to your home—except perhaps for the sparkly things that you now want to wear every day for the rest of your life.
We’ll be in touch again soon. Until then, may all your journeys be extraordinary.
Marcia, Elizabeth & Clémence