As I drove my rented car to the Cape Of Good Hope, I came across a number of markets by the coastal roads. Some of these little markets sold really nice african handicraft. Lots of wood craft too.
In the picture you will see me and a friend at one of the bigger markets. At this market, they specialized in wood and stone craft. I saw wooden girraff's from 6 inch's tall to a whoppin 12 feet tall. And the best part, they were all Cheap! Now if only my dad had owned a cargo company :)
This was directly next to the sea on a small cliff, so the winds were beating hard when I was there. What the local's do is they drive up in their van's and car's, set up in the mornings and leave in the evenings.
There were not many people there, but the items on sale were really interesting as you can see from the picture. I ended up buying tons of little souviniers for relatives and friends as they were almost half cheaper than what you get in the city.
Next time you're out in Cape Town, rent a car and head on down the coastal roads. And becareful never to stop less than 5 feet from the car in front of you in the event you need to make a quick get-away.
From the coastal road market, here's the picture of the 12 Feet Giraff! If I'm not mistaken, that giraff cost like US$150.00, but I was wondering how to lug that thing back home.. :)