Photographer Mila Janse van Rensburg and her architect mother Cecelia have brought South Africa’s best clothing, décor, and accessory designers to Mbombela, including Pichulik, Luna, and Lowveld local Nina Bosch’s ceramic and gold jewellery. Sister Inge has also contributed with a range of statement copper jewellery, Black Mamba.

Open Monday to Friday; closed December 24 to January 3
Suite L1, De Blok Office Park, 10 Wilhelm Street
013 010 1280 

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Shautany Chocolatiers

Belgian-born Mary-Ann Price has chocolate in her blood. This family business offers an extensive range, including delicious dairy-free and sugar-free varieties, and decadent truffles, with flavours including lemon, macadamia, chili, and butter toffee.

Open daily
Casterbridge Centre, R40, White River
013 750 2154

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Cavalieri Cheese

This Italian deli and coffee shop is an essential pitstop for your Christmas feast. The charcuterie, cheeses, marinated olives, pickles, oils, and sweet treats, such as panforte, make for foodie heaven. Pre-order your turkey, duck, and ham and pick up a deli sandwich and a latte while you shop.

Open Monday to Friday; closed on public holidays
30 Waterfall Avenue, Riverside Industria
013 752 6438 

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Africa Joy

Christmas shopping never felt so good — most of your purchases at Africa Joy will support one of numerous empowerment projects involving underprivileged households, and talented local creatives, such as Redeemer Nsibande and his upcycled antelope heads. The store stocks wonderful gifts for children too.

Open daily; closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, R40, White River
013 492 0302

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A Brief Affair

This boudoir-style women’s lingerie boutique has a luxurious range of French lace underwear, shifts, and sleepwear; superior quality swimwear, kaftans, and cover-ups; and a discreet adult corner for more intimate gifts for your loved one.

Open daily
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, R40, White River
013 750 1653

Image: Hennie Homann
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