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African Trading Port
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V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour in Cape Town
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Owner description: BRAND MANTRA / PHILOSOPHY: At African Trading Port we have attempted to bring ‘Africa under one roof.’ since 1978. STORE /BOUTIQUE DETAILS: African Trading Port is housed in the V & A Waterfront’s Old Port Captain’s Building, a beautifully preserved, historical, three-story landmark from 1904. Featuring an immense array of artwork and objects d’art from practically each African country and culture, our gallery includes sculpture, artifacts, textiles, bronze ware, jewelry and more. Our unique collection is made possible by our art-scouts who travel specific regions of Africa, going deep into the rural areas and working directly with local communities. Great emphasis is placed on the originality of the goods we source and fair practices in terms of prices paid and regional laws. Our contemporary art collection focuses on the work of recognized artists however we also showcase younger, emerging artists from the African continent. Old Port Captains Building, Pierhead, Dock Road V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa. PERSONAL SHOPPER CONTACT: Personal tours available through Aviv Gruer
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I live in Cape Town and stopped by at the African Trading Port looking for some gifts. I found what I wanted but the colour was not what I had in mind. The sales person went to the trouble to go through the stock which was in the store and found exactly what I was looking for.

Great service, interesting music available and the price was less than what I expected to pay.

Thank OffroadAdventurer
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

If you are looking for african curios at a very good price than look no further. Plus located in the Waterfront so very convenient. Also nice range of tshirts for the kids even in the smallest sizes. Unfortunately no lift to first floor where they have even more for sale.

Thank Robbert L
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Hi,
I've been down to African Trading Port a few times and have been amazed at the items for sale - i spoke to one of the owners who actually travels throughout Africa himself to find one of a kind pieces - which is awesome :)
Great Service and they ship overseas as well

Thank Muddyfox47
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Just to say that on a recent trip to Cape Town this place made our shopping complete!
Friendly staff, so much to choose from, and a great array of products to choose from.
Bought a large hippo, and needing shipping over to London, great experience & the team have been most professional in arranging this !
Look forward to returning one day and certainly recommend this as a must stop in Cape Town.

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We saw a very large giraffe in the African trading port that we thought about purchasing but we weren't sure how to get it home to Utah. We took all the contact information and communicated via email to complete the purchase. Tricia at african trading port was great to work with. We were able to complete the purchase and we received the giraffe which arrived well protected and safe and sound. Dealing with the African trading port was a very positive experience and everyone we dealt with along the way was professional. The only unpleasant surprise was the "processing fee" that delta airlines charged in order to receive our shipment.

Thank amyandjoey
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