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  Shopping in Hermanus is a most pleasurable activity. You will find fresh foods, creative clothing, beautiful art, antiques, decor, books, music and many interesting and uniquely local shops.

Some of our favourite and interesting shops are listed below.

Hermanus Country Market
Address: Jose Burman and Fernkloof Drives | Hermanus Cricket Club, Hermanus, South Africa Phone Number: +27 72 883 3894

Lembu Gallery & Studio Address: 167A Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: 028 313 2741

OneLove The Fashion Shack Address: 8 Royal Lane | Ritcarlo Building, Hermanus 7200, South Africa

Wine Village Hemel & Aarde Village Hemel & Aarde Road Phone: 028 316 3988

The Book Collector  Address: 12 Aberdeen Street, Hermanus, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: +(27)028 312-2341

Funky Vibes  Address: 145 Main Road, Shop 2 A, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: 028 312 1446

Hemingways of Hermanus Address: 4 Warrington Place, Harbour road, Hermanus 7210, South Africa

The Book Cottage  Address: 17 Long Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: +27 28 313 0834

Quirk & Leopard  Address: 173 Main Road | Shop #5, Carriages Centre, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: 0727538940

Bellini Gallery  Address: Village Square Shop 33 | Market Street, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: +(27)028 312 4988

Pure South  Address: Shop No 5, 155 Main Road, Hermanus 8000, South Africa Phone Number: +(27)028 3121899

Hornbill House Ceramics, Gift Shop and Winery  Address: Hemel & Aarde Village, Hermanus 7200, South Africa Phone Number: +27 28 316 2696

Village Square c/o Marine Drive and Market Street Hermanus 028 312 2761

BEACH HOUSE was established in 1997 and has truly lived up to their slogan of Comfort, Quality and Style... Naturally. They stock exquisite ranges of the most desired brands from interior decorating & homeware to clothing to body treatments to greeting cards.

They are also the exclusive stockist in Hermanus of selected items which include the lovely Rain Africa range offering natural handmade bath & body products, the popular and unique locally produced clothing brands Sway & Soul leisure wear, Carrol Boyes pewter & stainless steel functional cutlery, Maxwell & Williams designer homeware, Nocturnal Affair sleepware, Phoebe & Floyd kids clothing, Re-sails high quality recycled products, Dazzling Daisies ribbon, Agapé footwear, Ocean Minded sandals & flip flops and the renowned Dutch brand Oilily offering exclusive women's wear, bags and shawls as well as much, much more.

Whether you need to buy a special gift or you just want to spoil yourself or spruce up an old corner of the house or a tea tray, you will find a wide choice of stylish quality items at Beach House Hermanus.

Ardmore ceramics & The Launch of the new Mavromac fabric range
at The Marine Hermanus.

"There is a seductive collection of textures, patterns and embroideries to satisfy those longings for hand-crafted and unpretentious design, with lashings of accessible chic." The Collaboration with Ardmore Design continues: Sisters-in-law, Fee Halsted and Marguerite Mavros Macdonald, have been working for over a year on a fabric range inspired by Ardmore Ceramics. In this exciting undertaking, restraint and convention give way to wild imagination and exuberant colour.

This venture is a wonderful new beginning for Ardmore and Mavromac. “It is one of the most original and exciting ranges I have ever had the pleasure to work with," says Marguerite of the new creations. 

Nosy Rosy Article by Danica Clea Kreusch.

It is part of today’s human nature to find crockery and cutlery that deviate from the norm. We seem to go after cups with funny or cute images printed on them, spoons with designs on the handle, plates with painted decoration and the like. But never before has the creativity of practical ceramics been taken to the visionary extreme that Ardmore ceramics provides.

Ardmore Ceramic Arts was the brainchild of Fée Halsted during the 1980’s. After completing her BA Honours in Fine Arts, Fée began Ardmore on her farm of the same name that is nestled in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal. The first artist to join Fée in her venture was Bonnie Ntshalintshali, the daughter of their housekeeper, whose Polio prevented her from working in the fields and thus earning an income. Under Fée's mentorship Bonnie's natural artistic skills were honed and it was a short five years later that they were recognised and awarded the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award. This led to such an increase in the demand for their work that Fée extended the opportunity to train at Ardmore to other local women.

Fée and her family later moved to Springvale Farm in Rosetta in the KZN Midlands, allowing the artists at the Berg Studio in the Champagne Valley to explore their independence. A smaller studio was set up in Springvale and the work continued, finally becoming exhibited at the Bonnie Ntshalintshali Museum, which was created in honour of Bonnie’s death due to HIV/AIDS in 1999. A second move found the Halsted family relocating the museum and studio to the Caversham Valley, which would become the amalgamated home of the Berg and Springvale studios in 2009.

The exuberant exotic style that has made Ardmore sought-after and famous was developed out of the habit of covering cracks in tiles with animals. In 2010 the Ardmore Design Collection was launched, a collection which translated Ardmore's distinctive imagery and styling into functional, superb quality ceramic and non-ceramic products including dinnerware, tapestries, furniture, fabrics for soft furnishings, and more. Ardmore continues to grow in such ways, providing training, direction, materials, a studio and a guaranteed market as well as leadership opportunities, health benefits and a healthy meal to all its artists. Currently there are over 70 artists at Ardmore and their abilities, community engagement and worldwide appeal simply grows by the day. While Ardmore never forgot its routs, the ceramics are now available in America, Japan, China, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, London, Sweden and Switzerland.

Ardmore Ceramics are creative, vibrant modern day collectables that benefits not only its artists but also whoever chooses to take one of its spectacular pieces home with them. For more information on Ardmore, go to

By Danica Clea Kreusch

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Email: [email protected]  Cell: 083 422 8164

Kiosk 4 Checkers Mall, Mitchell Street, Hermanus
(nearest to underground carpark entrance in Mitchell Street).


Opening HOURS:

Mon - Fri 9am till 5pm

Sat 8.30 till 1pm


We are aware that some of you have not had the opportunity to visit us and really hope that you do one day. You do not have to buy, just come along and see what we have so that when you do need a present, you will know what we have and can keep it in mind.


We sell for ALL AGES - we have Opoly like DOG-opoly, DINO-opoly, CHOC-opoly, EARTH-opoly, OCEAN-opoly to mention a few. We also have fabulous world puzzles 500 pieces for only R99. We are Ravensburger puzzle agents. Our 6 year old loves playing these and so does our 66+ year old granddad.


We are here to help you as we have much better quality than some shops around and are much cheaper than others. This is so that you don’t spend petrol money going over the mountain.


We are also here to help you as we can DELIVER to you if you are having a bad week and cannot get to us – we can bring you a couple of toys, games & puzzles for the child that you are buying for. Just let us know the age and whether it is for a girl or boy - we love showing you how games work and have samples of all our products for you to try out.


We also do GIFT VOUCHERS of any value, so if you are stuck, let the birthday child choose what they really want when they come to us – you should see their faces when they see our LEGO, Top Trumps & Opoly games!


If you visit us for the first time, we will give you a loyalty voucher when you buy with us. The more you spend, the larger the voucher.


Some people have asked if our prices are competitive – yes they are as we believe in good quality at good prices.

This is possible because we have very little overheads selling from home so our mark-up is small. We don’t advertise in order to keep our costs down so we rely on you to tell all your friends about us and how good our prices are.


We try and bring different things that are not available in South Africa to increase our stock variety every month.


Sue & Chris. Email: [email protected]  Cell: 083 422 8164

We are at Kiosk 4 Checkers Mall, Mitchell Street, Hermanus
(nearest to underground carpark entrance in Mitchell Street).

In Hermanus...

the little shopppe

“where everything is possible, from our community and has a story…”

Wrought iron writing, chandeliers and furniture at unbeatable prices… made to order. Please note as of 1 March 2009 - all our wrought iron prices will be going up, due to rising costs in materials.  Place your order by 28 Feb to avoid paying higher prices.   The Wire studio still has space for a few Valentines orders … pop in and chat to the crew – 14 days for large custom orders – remember it’s all handmade – additional fees apply for “rush” orders.  We have new “One of a kind” hearts or make your own..:) – still at great prices! Murals – make the most of our great summer weather - book an appointment with the artist to get a free quote. Paintings and handpainted signs also available.  We now stock Kyoto Clothing…new range from Cape Town – 100% SA cotton, locally made, powerful message and they plant a tree with every t-shirt sale !!~Support a group of extraordinary women when you buy an exquisite bag or piece of jewellery from our Xhenoga range.
View Claudi Lemoine – local Voelklip artist’s work – on show now…please email us for more information on the artist..

the little shoppe was born just over a year ago.  the aim has always been to sell only locally produced products and to show case work of artists from in and around our community.  with a smalll budget and an even smaller space (3m2) the shoppe opened it's doors in March 2008.  the reaction to the idea was overwhelming, as was the realisation that there are many very talented artists, especially from the local township who where more than struggling to make ends meet. We needed more space and with guidance from an angel, faith, hope and a dream we jumped at the chance to move into #3 Warringtons.  The dream is to have a shoppe that would provide local artists a space to showcase their work and a wire studio that could sustain the income of the artists involved, to expand our range and complete more orders, to create work for more artists over time and to export.   We current have three full time artists with three more who would add work on consignement and help with design and manufacture of large orders.  The first samples of our work have left the shores and we are in the process of developing a christmas range for export.The urgency of sustaining this dream and developing it is more relevant now with the current economic developments world wide.  We have been truelly blessed in this space.  The opportunity to showcase local work combined with the studio where people could interact with the artists and discuss and order their own ideas is unique. As always the challenge is in sustaining the concept.  We have completed several large local orders successfully:  25 condiment baskets for Fusion cafe, 300 keyrings for Southern Stroll for the Indaba, 15 display stands, and over 100 baskets for packaging for The Earth Collection, DVD display stands for Fastrax Media, along with a variety of unique designs for local and international visitors.  The shop still stocks only SA merchandise of which 90% are handmade from our area and everything has a story... either that of the artist, the project we support, the material used etc. 

Our range includes handmade wooden puzzles and sof toys for children, scatter cushions and aprons made by learn to earn, wire jewerly and handbags by Xhenoga, paintings from local artists, handpainted matchboxes and fridge magnets, deli products like olive oil, hot sauses, olives, Rooibos chilli spread and teas and a multitude of wire designs to name but a few...

We trade from Monday to Friday from 10 - 6 in summer and 10 - 5 in winter Sat 10 - 3 in winter and sat and sun 9 - 5 in summer. 

Visit the little shoppe - open 6 days a week:  Mon – Fri 10 – 6pm,  Sat 9 – 3pm
3 Warrington Place - 073-231-7445 e-mail: [email protected]


Trendy tots offers clothing, accessories, bedroom décor, quality wooden educational toys, gifts and have introduced the service of a stork registry for expectant moms in the Overberg area.  They will happily send an sms to your friends/family letting them know that you’ve chosen select items and if they are struggling for what to buy, they can pop in and view what you’ve chosen, it even gives friends and family the opportunity to jointly buy a gift if they’d prefer.

Clothing & accessories
19A Royal Centre
141 Main Road
Tel: 028 312 4999

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