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Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #9

By May 27, 2016October 23rd,

Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #9

May 27, 2016

We are back with your #RainbowFriday feature, and today we’re picking up at no. 9. This week we’re travelling back to Canada for a pitstop at one of the favourite safa shops, called Out of Africa Trading.

Let’s be honest, with a span of 9 984 670 square kilometres, the second largest country in the world simply has so much to offer South Africans. Whether we go there for the mesmerising natural beauty, the friendly people or job prospects, fact remains South Africans love Canada. But… you still want a bit of home away from home, don’t you? Of course you do. Which is why wants to tell you exactly where you can find your safa fix.

Shop of the Week – Out of Africa Trading

The shop was opened by Capetonians, Helen and Winston Lee, who landed in Vancouver in 1993. With so many South Africans living in Canada, the opportunity to soothe their homesickness with some safa sights and flavours.

Although the shop started off in Vancouver, it has since expanded to serve the whole of Canada as well as the USA – and also expanded the range of products they offer.

Whether you are a wholesaler wishing to supply South African products to other stores, or simply want to buy a little something for yourself – Out of Africa Trading promises some of the most competitive prices in the market, as well as a comprehensive range of products. They rely heavily on customer suggestions to constantly improve on and expand their stocked range.

Shop products

Out of Africa covers practically any type of product you can imagine from South Africa.

Categories include:

  • Condiments
  • Drinks
  • Groceries
  • Health & beauty
  • Household
  • Meat
  • Miscellaneous
  • Sauces & spices
  • Snacks
  • Sweets

Shop contact details

Placing an order: to place an order, simply visit their online shop.

Physical shop:


Address: #2150 – 4871 Shell Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3Z6


Tel: 604 821 0806

Shop hours: Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 14:00, Sat: 11:00 – 17:00, Sun: closed

Special features

The Out of Africa online store is one of the most tech savvy and all-inclusive online shopping experiences. You can set up alerts, bookmark favourite products, check your credit slips and add multiple addresses. You can also use vouchers, exchange products in-store, use the international shipping function and you only pay upon shipment.

Feel free to follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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

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