15 Jun 2019 South Africa: 5 Unique Souvenirs for MICE Groups
To seasoned travellers, souvenirs are only a good purchase if they have a story to tell, or if they’re unique. Our partner in South Africa, Giltedge DMC, has put together a list for MICE travellers heading out a trip to South Africa.
Streetwires is located in Woodstock, the hip and artistic suburb of Cape Town. It’s a shop and working artist’s studio that makes some of the finest wire art. Original and unique – the wire creations are made by local artists and range in sizes and colours, so you can see how much space you have in your suitcase. Streetwires is a fair-trade organisation that employs over 60 bead and wire artists.
2. Love Jozi
Manufacturing homeware and clothing, Love Jozi is an iconic brand for souvenirs in Johannesburg. What’s better than a mug with the city’s skyline wrapped around it? If you’re looking for non-cliché gifts for your friends, family – or yourself!
This brand employs people from Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay, Cape Town. They produce handmade products that use recycled tea bags; so, you’re not only supporting locals but you’re also supporting recycling. The products include: stationary, wooden trays, coasters, fabric items, wall decor etc. which make for perfect gifts.
4. Ndebele art from Lesedi Cultural Village
Experience South Africa’s tribes on a visit to The Lesedi Cultural Village. You will learn about the Ndebele, Zulu and Xhosa people. The Lesedi village is located in the historic Cradle of Humankind area and you can buy beautiful, handmade arts and crafts that are characteristic of the different cultures that call this village home.
Looking for a chic African clothing brand? Look no further than Imveli Designs in Khayalitsha. The clothing brand makes modern garments with a vintage and traditional twist. The store is at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha. It’s great to support local seamstresses and designers – and you have beautiful designs to wear back at home.