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Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #3

By February 19, 2016October 10th,

Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #3

February 19, 2016

Today marks our third edition of Rainbow Friday. This week we travel all the way to New Zealand – checking in on one of our favourite South African shops, aptly called: The South African Shop.

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Shop of the Week – The South African Shop, New Zealand

There’s no denying it, New Zealand is one of the favourite South African expat hubs. And with so many safas moving to these distant shores, it’s imperative that Kiwi valley be infused with some SA flavour,  which is exactly what the South African Shop in Howick, East Auckland, has done.

But those who are further than driving distance from the shop can simply check in online for home delivery wherever you are.

About The South African Shop

Owned by Kim and Callie le Roux, The South African Shop can easily be spotted as it waves the South African flag proudly out on Wellington Street.

The physical shop has two levels, with meat and liquor products stocked on the first storey and all other products kept on the ground floor. They make their own boerewors and biltong and are eager to give all visitors some cooking advice and recipes.

The South African Shop products

Although The African Shop stocks mainly foodstuffs, you’ll be happy to know that they have your favourite South African personal care and cleaning products as well. Drop in for a pack of Simba Chips or a chat about your home town.

Products include:

  • Biltong and droewors
  • Boerewors and Spur-style spare ribs
  • Milk tart
  • Koeksisters
  • South African wine, beer and liquor
  • South African gift hampers, baskets and vouchers
  • Braai and potjiekos essentials
  • Charcoal and briquettes
  • Cleaning products
  • Personal care products
  • Other foodstuffs and spices

The South African Shop contact details

Placing an order: visit their online shop.

Physical shop:

Email: or

Address: 170 Wellington Street, Howick, East Auckland
Tel: +64 9 5337085

Shop hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00 to 17:30, Saturday: 9:00 to 16:00, Sunday: 10:30 to 13:00

You can also connect with them on Facebook for a chat, question or query.

Happy shopping and check in again next week Friday for your Rainbow Friday shopping feature.

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