Space in your luggage? Here are our must-have memorabilia to remind you of your time in Cape Town and SA.
Long Walk to Freedom – The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
The extraordinary memoir of one of the greatest leaders to have walked this earth, Long Walk to Freedom is an essential read for anyone looking to understand the complexities of South Africa’s past and the struggles and triumphs of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
A bottle of Vin de Constance from Klein Constantia
Arguably South Africa’s most iconic wine, Vin de Constance has been coveted by kings, presidents and lovers of this old-style dessert wine for centuries. Following its reintroduction in 1986 (the vineyards had been wiped out by phylloxera in the late 1800s), it’s made regular appearances on the world’s top wine lists. The good news is that wine connoisseurs can now get their hands on a 1.5 litre magnum bottle from the estate, for a pretty penny of course.
R2 500, www.kleinconstantia.com
A tin of BOS organic rooibos tea
SA’s best-loved local brew, enjoyed hot or cold, rooibos is a natural product containing zero colourants, additives or preservatives. If the widely reported health benefits aren’t enough to get you sipping on a cuppa, this funky tin from the innovative producers of BOS organic rooibos tea should do the trick.
R46, available at selected Pick n Pay and Spar stores countrywide
Miriam Makeba’s self-titled CD
Widely regarded as the first lady of traditional South African music, the powerful and distinctive sounds of the Grammy award-winning Miriam Makeba are as poignant today as ever.
A piece of botanical jewellery by Nic Bladen
Acclaimed South African sculptor and jeweller Nic Bladen creates intricate once-off jewellery from the molds of flowers, seedpods and other organic material. See his work currently on display at the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town and take home a beautiful piece of art, inspired by the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom.