SOUTHERN CAPE BUSINESS NEWS - The Garden Route's large and regional shopping malls, situated in George, Knysna and Mossel Bay, have much to offer in terms of shopping.
For those seeking a less commercial experience, a wide variety of smaller centres also offer convenient shopping.
Unique and hand-made items or artisan products are available at a wide variety of markets along the region for the shopper seeking something totally different.
The Mosselbaai Mall, situated along Louis Fourie Road in Heiderand, has lots of free parking and restrooms with baby changing rooms and facilities for disabled people.
The Mall's anchor tenant is Checkers. Woolworths will be opening soon and a brand new Food Lover's Market is worth a visit. A total of 70 national and independent retailers make up the balance of an exiting range of shops, including restaurants, gifts, travel, clothing, jewellery, health, hair, beauty, arts & crafts and other services.
The Langeberg Mall is conveniently situated just off the N2 in Mossel Bay, offering convenient access from neighbouring towns.
With the slogan 'It's a way of life', clients are offered a shopping experience at the variety of 98 shops available. The mall offers undercover parking, ideal for those rainy winter days.
Garden Route Mall
Visit one of the biggest Malls in the Garden Route in George, off the N2 highway and Knysna Road, and within close proximity of George Airport. Garden Route Mall serves the interests of the whole of the Garden Route, as well as the burgeoning tourism industry.
Featuring 123 tenants, it offers a range of shops, including restaurants, gifts, travel, clothing, jewellery, health, hair, beauty, arts & crafts and other services.
Knysna Mall is located at a prime position adjacent to the main road, the N2 in Knysna and opposite Knysna Tourism. Knysna Mall has modern retail therapy and stylish convenience at its core, offering more than 60 upmarket stores, restaurants and specialist outlets, amongst others.
Markets and craft centres
All along the Garden Route, unique and hand-made items or artisan products are available at a wide variety of markets, for the shopper seeking something totally different.
Goods Shed Vlooimark
This ever popular flea market is housed in a historical sandstone building in Bland Street, Mossel Bay. The market offers a playroom for children, coffee shop and many stalls with unique, authentic products.
Groot Brak Uitspanmark
The ideal haven for those who love browsing. Situated opposite the Pick n Pay in Great Brak in the shade of lovely trees, it offers a lovely outdoor experience.
An authentic farmer's market, housed in a shed situated just off the N2 between Mossel Bay and Albertinia. With ample entertainment for children, this is an ideal outing for the whole family. Just the right spot to snack on delightful home-made fare. Lovely hand made items available.
Outeniqua Farmer's Market
Opposite the Garden Route Mall in George, the market is open every Saturday from 08:00 - 14:00. The market is worth a visit for the loveliest breakfasts, fresh plants and produce.
Red Berry Farm
A delightful stop-over in Blanco, George, worth a visit for mini train rides, a hedge maze, tea garden, bumper boats and a range of exclusive strawberry products from the lovely farm stall.
Market on Main
Lovely market open daily in Plettenberg Bay's Main Road, selling a variety of culinary options, as well as local crafts.
Harkerville Farmer's Market
Lovely Saturday market between 08:00 and 12:00 alongside the N2 at Harkerville, midway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Old Nick Midweek Market
Every Wednesday between 10:00 and 16:00, at Old Nick, next to the N2 in Plettenberg Bay, this market is home to a variety of unique retailers.
Wild Oats Community Farmer's Market
Every Saturday, this market is open from 07:30 to 12:00, situated outside Sedgefield alongside the N2, offering a wide variety of organic foods and other goods on sale.
Scarab Village Market
On Saturdays this market, conveniently situated next to the Wild Oats Community Farmer's Market, trades from 08:00 - 13:00. It is a great find for anyone looking for unique hand-made products.
The Upper Deck Centre
This unique centre in Plettenberg Bay houses a variety of local artists and designers offering exclusive items. A stroll from Upper Deck up the Main Road will prove that Plett has something for everyone.
Die Ou Tronk
Die Ou Tronk in Riversdal is a popular attraction. Presenting a mix of culture and history, it is a treasure of unique articles, including antique crockery, hand-made items, books, clothes and more. Delightful eats also available.
Trio kuns- en koffiewinkel
Trio in Riversdal is an interesting centre where hand-made items are available. It also offers a safe entertainment area for children.
Situated in Long street Riversdale, it houses the art of Marilise Lombard, alongside lovely hand-made items from in and around Riversdale. The street cafe offers the ideal place to relax and a route map of other attractions are also available for visitors wishing to explore Riversdale and surrounds.
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