Baraka Gifts and Decor
Baraka Gifts and Decor
5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Baraka Gifts and Decor will take you on an inspiring journey to a dreamworld filled with an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, jewellery, decor and much more! We also sell vintage and antique items because we believe retro design is still very relevant today. At Baraka you will find a range of handmade leather notebooks and photo albums, hand crochet hats, shell and driftwood spoons, affordable jewellery, out-of-the-box art, quirky once-off pieces, unusual non-curio African goods, Panama hats, handbags, hand-woven Zulu baskets made from recycled telephone wire – and the biggest selection of scarves in Cape Town, to mention but a few. Our vision is to afford you an extraordinary shopping experience at very affordable prices. Baraka's loyal customers refer to the shop as a “treasure trove” and “the little shop with the big heart”. But you have to experience it for yourself!
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  • imboglio
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique boutique, a hidden gem
    Gavin and Balthazar’s boutique is lovingly curated with handmade crafts by local artisans, well represented from across the demographics and gender identites of the Cape. It’s a step away from the commercial touristic trinkets and produced by talented artists with unique visions and techniques, working, for example, with soap stone or cow bone. It was a surprise to stumble upon it in an otherwise centrally located mall, Cape Quarters, so it felt like discovering a hidden gem. Highly recommended for the thinking visitor who wishes to support LGBTQ artisans and the wider community.
    So glad you stumbled on our shop! Thank so much for your support and possitive feedback.
    Written 15 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Todd2PS
    Greater Palm Springs, California263 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to see in a wonderful no pressure atmosphere.
    This small shop is a little bit hidden away in the Cape Quarter mall in the de Waterkant area. The shop is well curated with all kinds of items from South Africa. Lots of unique handmade items that stand out from so much of the usual tourist items. The mall has parking. Inside of there are welcoming coffee shops and lots of other specialty stores. In fact the whole neighborhood is well worth a walk about to discover on your own.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Celeste B
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you for returning my forgotten wallet after my lovely gift purchases!
    Every time I return to Cape Town, this is one of my go to shops for gifts in the beautiful Cape Quarter, offering local products, a wide selection for young and old and very reasonably priced. I left my wallet on the counter after paying. The owners went out of their way to find my contact details, contacted me and returned my wallet intact! Thank you guys, your honesty and efforts are so appreciated. Looking forward to next time. Celeste
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 February 2024
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Abdullha K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were recommended this shop and we were not dissappointed. Staff are friendly and welcoming and has a good selection of locally made gifts and decor. I can recommend.
Written 27 April 2024
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Stay21208295178
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Baraka was the best little gift shop we went to in all of our 2 weeks in South Africa! So many unique items and it was all so organized! The owner was wonderful and happy to tell us about a lot of the custom items. We also happen to share the same birthday! Staff was super friendly and helpful. A must stop!
Written 6 April 2024
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Tee M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Best gift shop in Cape Town! The vibes were great, the staff was super friendly and they have just the best collection of gifts and pieces for your home ... 10/10 would go again
Written 17 February 2024
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Celeste B
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Every time I return to Cape Town, this is one of my go to shops for gifts in the beautiful Cape Quarter, offering local products, a wide selection for young and old and very reasonably priced. I left my wallet on the counter after paying. The owners went out of their way to find my contact details, contacted me and returned my wallet intact! Thank you guys, your honesty and efforts are so appreciated. Looking forward to next time. Celeste
Written 11 February 2024
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Wanda M
Las Vegas, NV16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
We were visiting from Las Vegas and stumbled upon this shoppers jewel after lunch. Great selection of local artisan and fashion items. Also, the team working there was awesome. Super friendly
Written 2 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Todd2PS
Greater Palm Springs, CA263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This small shop is a little bit hidden away in the Cape Quarter mall in the de Waterkant area. The shop is well curated with all kinds of items from South Africa. Lots of unique handmade items that stand out from so much of the usual tourist items. The mall has parking. Inside of there are welcoming coffee shops and lots of other specialty stores. In fact the whole neighborhood is well worth a walk about to discover on your own.
Written 30 November 2023
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christine a
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Bought a postcard to send to Malta which the shopkeeper said he could send for me as it was part of what they offered at the shop. My parents are still waiting for the postcard which I suspect wasn’t sent at all.
Very disappointed.
Written 13 November 2023
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Dear Christine We are extremely disappointed that you would write such a negative review purely on your incorrect presupposition that we did not mail your post card. We have had our shop for 16 years and go out of our way to mail postcards for customers and non customers. We even have a post box in the shop. We post them once a week at the Vlaeberg post office. We must have posted many thousands of post cards through the years. This is a free service. We post them in good faith that they indeed will arrive on the other side. Once we have posted them it is out of our hands. Sometimes it may take a long time to arrive. Mail unfortunately sometimes also do get lost. It can get lost by postal services on this side or internationally. As you can see with all the good reviews we had over the years, we really go the extra mile when it comes to customer service. Your postcard was mailed as we promised we would. So the fact that you just assume we did not mail it is really not correct and extremely unfair.
Written 15 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Murbal
Hilversum, The Netherlands101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The best gift shop in Cape Town, so many unique things and a big variety. The owners are very friendly people and they will help you with anything.
Written 10 November 2023
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Thank you so much for the possitive feedback!
Written 15 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

imboglio
new york4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Gavin and Balthazar’s boutique is lovingly curated with handmade crafts by local artisans, well represented from across the demographics and gender identites of the Cape. It’s a step away from the commercial touristic trinkets and produced by talented artists with unique visions and techniques, working, for example, with soap stone or cow bone. It was a surprise to stumble upon it in an otherwise centrally located mall, Cape Quarters, so it felt like discovering a hidden gem. Highly recommended for the thinking visitor who wishes to support LGBTQ artisans and the wider community.
Written 8 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
So glad you stumbled on our shop! Thank so much for your support and possitive feedback.
Written 15 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marco S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
If you're looking for a place for souvenirs, here's the best place in Cape Town! There's every kind of super nice gift, each one very particular and local. But the best part of the shop are the owners, lovely people who quickly became friends! Hope to see you soon!
Marco
Written 5 July 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review Marco. Lo9king forward to see you again soon
Written 15 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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