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For butter or wors: Your guide to South African shops in the UK

by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
  • If you’re a Saffa who's new to the UK, you might already be missing some favourite flavours from home. But don’t fret - there are many physical and online stores that specialise in South African food imports.
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    So if that craving for Nik Naks, Creme Soda, biltong or Chakalaka becomes too strong, simply check through this handy list of Saffa shops. Find one in your area (or that delivers to your area) and indulge in all your favourite treats.

    The Bok and Rose, Park Street, St Albans

    A true SA store that's run by a family originally from Durban, the Bok and Rose stocks a wide variety of grocery products, including Tastic rice, Jungle Oats and many more. They specialise in meat, though, and pride themselves on their butchery background and high quality droëwors and biltong.

    www.thebokandrose.com

    Kalahari Moon, Corn Street, Bristol

    This Bristol-based shop stocks South African newspapers, cold drinks, wines, beers, spirits, coolers, several grocery items like spices and canned goods, as well as a selection of SA music. Kalahari Moon also have fairly regular braais.

    www.kalaharimoon.co.uk

    The South African Shop, Brock Lane, Maidenhead

    Open seven days a week, The South African Shop is well worth a visit. You are likely to find almost every grocery item you could want.  They also stock SA memorabilia, magazines and Springbok and Bafana Bafana supporters' clothes.  Buy three or more of the same item to qualify for a “bulk discount” wholesale price.

    www.southafricanshop.co.uk

    The Savanna, various stores and online shopping

    You’ll love The Savanna for their massive selection of SA products, 6 London-based shops to choose from (which we've listed below), as well as their user-friendly online shopping platform with its UK-wide delivery. The Savanna also has a purpose-built butchery and an impressive 3,000 square foot warehouse.

    • Wimbledon: +44 208 971 9177
    • Raynes Park: +44 208 417 0044
    • Southfields: +44 208 780 3727
    • London Bridge: +44 207 357 9314
    • Liverpool Street: +44 207 374 4994
    • Victoria Station: +44 207 931 9314

    www.thesavanna.co.uk

    No 1 South African Shop, St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, Bristol

    Established in 2003, The No.1 South African shop is based on the edge of the New Forest. It stocks a wide selection of sweet and savoury favourites. They also do online orders and deliveries. In 2011, they won 2 of the 4 categories in the 2011 Biltong Taste Awards - BEST BEEF BILTONG & PEOPLES' CHOICE.  

    www.no1southafricanshop.co.uk

    The Safa Shop, Acton, London

    They stock a wide range of South African goodies, including SA DVDs and CDs, clothing and braai gear, and potjies in various sizes. They are open 7 days a week and their website also facilitates online shopping.

    www.thesaffashop.co.uk

    We hope this guide helps you track down those Ghost Pops, Iwisa pap, Mrs Ball’s Chutney and whatever else you might be craving from home.

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    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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    South Africa

    Cape Town

    Regent Square
    Doncaster Road
    Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120

    Durban

    25 Richefond Circle
    Ridgeside
    Umhlanga 4320 +27 (0) 31 536 8843

    United Kingdom

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    12-16 Addiscombe Road
    Croydon CR0 0XT +44 (0) 20 7759 7514

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