At umSisi House we have some notable South African shopping experiences on our doorstep. So if you're looking for a uniquely South African shopping vacation, it's easy to incorporate an element of retail therapy into your holiday in the Kruger Lowveld region.
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre on the outskirts of White River, and within minutes of umSisi House, is a unique shopping destination and has something for everyone with its shops, motor museum, theatre, cinema nouveau, wellness centre, exclusive gym with personal trainers, restaurants set in tranquil gardens, cycling shop and petting zoo for the kids. Some must visit shops are Africa Joy, Courtyard Framing, Equilibrium and The Eloff Gallery.
Opening hours: 9am - 4.30pm Monday – Saturday and 9am – 4pm on Sunday
Perry's Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview offers another unique shopping and dining experience. Together with its own reptile park the centre offers a large South African curio shop, a choice of restaurants, clothing boutiques, a bakery, an interior decorating store, hairdressing salon, an adventure and safari centre as well as another brewery.
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm all week
Delagoa African Arts and Crafts in Graskop is an upmarket African curio shop reputed to be the best curio shop in South Africa. Delagoa stock a unique and extensive selection of the best hand crafted objects available in South Africa and work with local communities around the country. They specialise in authentic African artefacts and contemporary tribal arts and crafts. They ship worldwide. While shopping in Graskop it is recommended that you stop for lunch at the legendary Harries Pancakes, established in 1986, which attracts crowds from all over the world for meal sized sweet and savoury pancakes. It's also worth popping round the corner to Curio D'Afrique to see what collectables they have.
Opening hours: 8am – 6pm all week
Shopping in White River and Nelspruit is easy and there are a good selection of supermarkets and access to pretty much anything else that you could possibly want. Please ask us for directions and recommendations. The commercial Riverside Mall and The Grove with their shops, fast-food outlets, cinemas and restaurants lie between White River and Nelspruit.