Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

A magical Shopping Adventure awaits you at the Global Village

September 21, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

It is normally off the beaten track that a touch of magic is found; it is only when we follow our hearts and step off the wide road that narrow paths can lead us to places where peach and tranquillity hide.

One such place is the Global Village in Plettenberg Bay. Tucked neatly behind banana trees on the bank of the Piesang River, a colourful shopping experience awaits:

The Village is home to an abundance of gifts and goods from which to choose and separate rooms have different themes offering new discoveries. Enhanced by mosaic pathways between rooms, the creative ambiance is artistic and inviting.

The 1895 labourer’s cottage is now a gallery which houses unique and exquisite furniture and mosaic mirrors; the fairy room is a trove of gifts for little girls. There are carpets, durries, Turkish Kelims and elaborate bed throws and fabrics; funky utensils and table cloths from the kitchen shop; sand art creations, Africa time clocks, (South African crafts are supported) carvings, masks and musical instruments; kikois, curtains, fabrics, cushion covers and clothing for all ages. This colourful and exotic display begs your indulgence and the diversity of goods ensures that there is something for everyone. Browse the exclusive section of beautifully crafted silver jewellery, either in plain silver or set with semi-precious stones, and explore the sale room with other bargain hunters.

You can relax in a delightful garden with natural ponds and tellapia and terrapins. Or visit the bird hide, where Grey Heron and Knysna Loeries are regularly sighted, then lie back in a hammock provided for your leisure and enjoy the garden features. The pond with giant koi will fascinate and delight everyone and the children will find special pleasure on the swings in the play area.

Whatever your fancy or indulgence, you will find it satisfied at Global Village. And after your leisurely browse, enjoy a breakfast, lunch or light meal at the 2DLishUs restaurant.

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Victoria Rowe I'm one half of the team that runs the day to day activities at African Array Lodge. This blog is an effort to keep you updated on what's happening here at African Array & Plettenberg Bay.
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