Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios

Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios

Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsArt Galleries
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Hardy Grun arrived on South African shores 30 years ago from Germany ready for a new adventure. Fancying himself a bit of a wheeler dealer he landed at the then Sea Point Flea market peddling reasonably priced African Art and Curious. Over time Hardy evolved into a highly respected and knowledgeable dealer and collector of high quality authentic African Art and Gifts. After relocating to Barrydale eight years ago Hardy still maintained close contact with suppliers and friends from yesteryear, guaranteeing a steady supply of quality goods from all sub Saharan countries, still reasonably priced. Hardy and his wife Jenny, who hails from Shanghai, welcome you to visit and are able to converse fluently in German, English, Afrikaans, Chinese, French, Spanish and a bit of Portuguese and Italian. Hardys Memories of Africa is recommended by Tour Guides as the No 1 stop for African Art and Gifts in the Western Cape. Shipping of larger items and orders by surface mail to most countries are facilitated.
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dilongmore
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
A wide range of authentic curios, most of which seemed locally hand made. The staff were friendly and helpful. The shop is spacious an it is easy to examine merchandise.
Written 13 September 2023
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Kirsten E
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Huge shop with loads to look at and buy! So much choice, from cheap little keepsakes to fancy ornaments. Very friendly owner who offered us free postcards. At the back of the shop they have large items such as furniture and it's like a museum. Stunning and so interesting. A lovely stop when driving route 62!
Written 11 November 2022
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Epic Tours South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Business
What a treasure chest of curios and souveniers for guests to purchase at reasonable prices to take home.

Friendly welcome from owner and generally welcoming atmosphere. A must visit if in that area 😉
Written 19 October 2022
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Pieter
Cape Town, South Africa1 712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Its worthwhile to take a drive from Cape Town to see this place. I have traveled to most Africa countries and have studied Africa religion and philosophy, but have never found a place that is so rich in history and such a fast collection of artifacts and handycrafts. Hardy's knowledge, humour and enthusiasm makes the place come alive. It truly an amazing experience
Written 16 July 2021
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ncock831215
90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
A good selection of souvenirs or just to browse through. Owner was friendly and also cracked jokes. A lovely picture frame where you can take photos is a must, great laughs
Written 24 March 2021
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Egi
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Complete new shop! Best prices in Western Cape! Very friendly peoples… waiting for the tourist in 2020/21…
Written 19 November 2020
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Horst S
Cape Town Central, South Africa723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
They have a good selection of African souvenirs and both Hardy and partner have a good knowledge of art and can really give you expert advice and what is available and what you are buying.... Prices are fair, I found nothing overly expensive. Definitely worth a stop if you are interested in shopping for souvenirs!
Written 25 February 2020
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Colin F
Steinach am Brenner, Austria147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This shop is an Aladins cave and have nick nacks to suit your mood. The African masks with their vivid colours can certainly brighten up a place in your home and makes a good rememberance of your visit to Africa.
Written 15 December 2019
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Donald S
Poinciana, FL853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Visited during our tour of South Africa and bought a few nice items & gifts. The shop has a little bit of everything. Much of the art items are truly high end and we did not see them in other shops. They do offer packaging and shipping. It is well worth the stop & there are other shops & food in the area. This is a stop for a lot of tour groups.
Written 6 October 2019
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Touroperator Hajo
Cape Town Central, South Africa100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
An excellent place to stop on the Route 62 for African Art. They offer a very huge variety of art and souvenirs at reasonable prices. Friendly and knowledgeable service!
Written 28 September 2019
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