Streetwires

Streetwires, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, Streetwires Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • Lessons & Workshops
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
A working artists studio situated in trendy Woodstock where you can meet the artists, see how things are made, enjoy browsing our store for unique handmade gifts and souvenirs - and book a private art lesson if you have time! We are a social enterprise, so your support helps us keep 20 previously disadvantaged artists employed.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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SueLovesTheBeach
Altoona, PA114 contributions
The best souvenirs from South Africa
Sep 2019 • Friends
South Africans are found selling wire animals everywhere that tourists stop. Don’t buy any until you go to Streetwires. Their animals are so much more skillfully made than any you will see on the streets. We were in CapeTown on a Saturday so we did not get to see the artisans making their products. That would make this stop even better. But we were thrilled with our purchases, and they packed up boxes of treasure to send home for us. Prices are reasonable, and the people working there are friendly and very helpful. A great stop!
Written 19 January 2020
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Ingrid0309
Sydney, Australia217 contributions
Creative Wire Beaded Art
Jul 2019
This is a great place to visit and purchase some great souvenirs to take home. The owner also accompanied us to another room to show us how the beaded art sculptures were made which was fascinating. The large animal casts they have on the far wall are just beautiful! We couldn't resist buying more than one sculpture as well as a few beaded bangles. The prices were very reasonable and the sculptures of high quality.
Written 21 July 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for your support!
Written 23 July 2019
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Jocelyn W
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions
Don't miss Streetwires - simply THE best.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Authentic, attractive, artistic wire-and-bead creations that range from small & cute to awesome & large. If you want extra-special gifts for yourself, family, colleagues or friends that also directly support the artists that made them, then then Streetwires is your one-stop-shop.

I checked this place out on the internet before visiting Cape Town. I was disappointed that, once I arrived in that city, so few tourist guides, accommodation providers and tour companies had heard of Streetwires. I ended up especially hiring a driver and car to take me to their address. Once I stepped into their showroom/gift shop I was mesmerized but the range, quality and beauty of all on offer. I bought several gifts and, once I got home, all who received these gifts cooed with delight. Everyone also mentioned the quality and detail of their gift.

My only regret is that when I visited it was late in the afternoon and all of the artists had left for the day. However, the kind people in the shop let me visit the room where they worked and they explained how the objects were created and made.

Forget the tacky wire-and-bed stuff you see in markets and street stalls all over Cape Town. Instead, go straight to Streetwires - for wonderful wire-and-bead creations that are reasonably priced and are of fantastic quality.
Written 22 June 2019
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Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We really appreciate this so much. Thank you for going to so much trouble to visit us. Your support is so incredibly valuable to us. We hope to see you in Cape Town one day again in the future.
Written 24 June 2019
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Passport39266961293
1 contribution
A must visit in Cape town
Nov 2018 • Family
This is a really good place to visit in Cape town. Enjoyed my visit here. You can see the artist making the beaded art and it is really fun to watch. Every piece is beautiful and everyone in the store is so nice.
Written 20 November 2018
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Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate you taking time to post such a nice review. We hope you will visit Cape Town again in the future.
Written 21 November 2018
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isayade
Cayenne, French Guiana231 contributions
Always a pleasure to go shopping there
Oct 2018 • Family
The shop moved from Boo Khap to the woodstock area. Always some nice hand made crafts with beads. You can see people working i n a very friendly atmosphere. Nice animals, some pieces are really huge!
Written 28 October 2018
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Thank you so much for your lovely review - we really appreciate it, and we are glad you came to visit us in our new location!
Written 29 October 2018
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davetH2581MO
Wingham, Canada22 contributions
Amazing works!!
Aug 2017
Our tour guide took us here as an alternative because it was too windy to cable car to Table Mountain. IMO this was even better. What an incredible shop of creations. Started to give street kids something to do the works are incredible. A must see in Cape Town.
Written 22 July 2018
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I am so glad you got to visit us. What a lovely review too! Thank you for your kind words, and support. Have an amazing time in Cape Town!
Written 23 July 2018
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Kerri W
Hobart, Australia14 contributions
10/10 Excellence !
May 2018 • Business
While we didn’t physically visit this store we contacted them online, did some shopping with them & we were exceptionally impressed.

My Mum & Dad were travelling to Africa over the time of Mother’s Day and I wanted to find something uniquely African as a Mother’s Day gift which could be delivered to her while in Africa. I found Streetwires after an online search and got in touch with them for a catalogue of their products. Working with them by email, I found several items, organised payment, wrapping and delivery of the gifts I had selected and Bernadette even provided a card for me and wrote the message to my Mum on it. We couldn’t be happier with the service provided by Bernadette and Catherine and my Mum was surprised and delighted to receive her Mother’s Day gift and adores the gifts which are beautifully individually handmade.

Thank you hugely Bernadette and Catherine – you have been wonderful!

We look forward to visiting your shop when my partner and I finally get visit Africa!
Written 6 June 2018
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Hi Kerri, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It has made our day! It was a pleasure working with you to organise such a special and thoughtful gift for your mum over email, and we really appreciate your support! Look forward to meeting you one day!
Written 7 June 2018
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JaeRamirez
Arnold, MD21 contributions
Some of the best artists!
Dec 2017 • Friends
I believe in supporting the local artists. This was a great place to see how the crafts are created and where the crafts that I have seen at other markets come from. I walked away with a beautiful lion's head and will enjoy it for years to come.
Written 22 December 2017
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Thanks for your visit, your lovely review, and your purchase. It's all very much appreciated! I hope you are enjoying your lion's head, and that it has found a nice spot in your home!
Written 12 January 2018
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huys25
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10 295 contributions
A real Cape Town art and souvenir. A must see.
Oct 2017 • Couples
You see the wire and bead sculptures all over town in the souvenir shops. You will only appreciate how much work goes into the making if you see the people in the shop painstakingly add each line of beads to the frames. Some of the artworks are amazing in design and size.
Written 28 November 2017
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Thank you for your lovely words of appreciation! I am so glad you got to visit us and see the artists. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Cape Town.
Written 30 November 2017
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Brie4570
Cincinnati, OH24 contributions
A must visit while in Capetown
Oct 2017 • Friends
If in Capetown, do yourself a favor and visit Streetwires. All the wirework, from conception to finished product, is done in house by local artisans. One can feel their passion and creativity. Beautiful pieces, both big and small, can be viewed and purchased. A great economic boost for the area as well.
Written 14 October 2017
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What a lovely review! Thank you so much! We hope you had a lovely time in Cape Town, and that you'll plan to come back again soon.
Written 16 October 2017
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