The local Ndebele people are famous for their colourful geometric designs. Look out for distinctive fabrics, beaded bracelets, necklaces and clay pots
Buy wire arts, ceramic pots, beadwork, ‘Big Five’ soapstone carvings at various roadside markets.
At the Shangana Cultural Village visitors can learn about Shangaan customs and browse through the market that displays bracelets, necklaces, clay pots and metal work.
Buy exquisite high-end jewellery pieces with an animal theme such as gold lions, silver elephant charms and more. These can be found at local jewellers and private game lodge boutiques, as well as in the Kruger Park shops.
Influenced by the animal inhabitants of the nearby Kruger National Park, local design shops carry quality cushions, linens, lamps and candles with leopard, zebra and other animal motifs and touches.
6Pottery from Pilgrim’s Rest
Ponieskrantz Arts & Crafts in Pilgrim’s Rest is a local art studio where travellers can buy an assortment of mosaics, pottery and stained glass.
Buy the best local jams, marmalades, chutneys, relishes and preserves. Make sure your try out peppadew jams and sauces - a truly South African product.
A prized regional product, avocado oil is excellent over salads and for certain choice dishes. For sale in the top delis in the area.
9Macadamia nut products
Whether covered in chocolate, simply roasted or turned into a brittle or pesto, these healthy, tasty nuts grown in the area are available from local delis and supermarkets.
10Khaki safari gear
This is wildlife country and you really shouldn’t leave without one good khaki jacket and perhaps an African bush hat. You’ll be the envy of friends back home!