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Address: Klein Kronendal | 144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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+27 21 790 0887

Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to...

Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to the team that makes functional art out of recycled tea bags that are sent to us from far (all over the world) and near!! The tour is free, tea is available (of course)and we have a shop on site. Our heart warming story will make your day.

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Amazing Township Designs

We dropped by after a visit to the nearby Imizamo Yethu Township while on the Blue Bus tour. This enterprise is a real story of hope. The different designs and products made from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve H
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by after a visit to the nearby Imizamo Yethu Township while on the Blue Bus tour. This enterprise is a real story of hope. The different designs and products made from re-cycled tea bags are incredible. They are well priced and truly original and we bought several items to take back home. It was great to meet some... More 

Thank Steve H
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Original T Bag Designs make a range of bags, table wear, jewellery and other items using used tea bags. Prices are very reasonable and you are also supporting the local community when buying your souvenirs. Worth a visit.

Thank UncleDads
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The tea bag factory was mentioned on the commentary of the open top bus. We were intrigued but it was too late to investigate at the time. Having seen the designs in the V&A shop we made the journey especially to visit the factory. It was hard to spot because it is set back from the road and not well... More 

Thank laNyonsaise
Seminole FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were a group of 8 gals from Florida...5 yrs. ago...stayed in Cape Town and found this place and never wanted to leave!! Loved everything in the shop, and the owner couldn't have been nicer. Don't miss this inspiring shop if you are anywhere nearby!!

Thank beachgmaSeminoleFL
Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have bought items from the Waterfront store a couple of times but after chatting to the lovely shop assistant we decided to visit the workshop on our trip to Hout Bay and I am so glad we did. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and given tea and coffee while watching a very interesting DVD about how the company... More 

Thank mabel98
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

For 17 years people from the nearby township have made beautiful items from discarded tea bags -- ornaments, lacquered trays, candle holders, stationery, and much more. This location is special because they give tours and show visitors the workshop. Items can also be purchased at the Waterfront shop, but we would recommend the trip to Hout Bay to meet the... More 

1 Thank OhioSuzanne
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Just down the road from Imizamo Yethu settlement Original T Bag Designs is a great end to the settlement tour. The women working there are wonderful, enthusiastic and pleased to have a chance to earn money to support their families or learn skills that may lead to other work. If you have time they will show you a dvd about... More 

1 Thank jvalise
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Original TBag Designs provides employment for people living at Imiyano Yetho (Mandela Park) township. you can visit the shop to purchase gifts made from a humble tea bag including cards, toasters, tea pot stands, trays, bags, pictures etc. Tea bags are dried and then emptied of the leaves leaving one side of the tea bag untouched and ready as a... More 

1 Thank olive c
Dubuque, Iowa
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

This craft workshop was founded to help men and women of the Hout Bay area earn a living and improve the quality of life for themselves and their children. The participants found much, much more. They produce beautiful handmade items using recycled T-bags...you have to see them to appreciate it. Inspiring.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Visited as part of the walking Township tour off the open top bus. A truly wonderful inspiring experience. You must visit to see how the humble tea bag has helped develop a way off earning a living for the local community. wonderful products charming people.

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