Oom Samie Se Winkel, Stellenbosch

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Oom Samie Se Winkel represents one of the first trading posts in the area, owned by Oom Samie Volsteedt in 1907 and stocked with goods needed by the settlers of that time. As you enter, you'll breathe in the scent of tobacco and you peruse the aisles that include ostrich eggs and different shapes and colors of leather merchandise. Sample some old-fashioned sweets that were once enjoyed by families in a time gone by. After browsing, recharge your batteries on a bench on the veranda, just like the owner did more than a century ago. Use our Stellenbosch journey planner to add Oom Samie Se Winkel and other attractions to your Stellenbosch vacation plans.
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  • Just a shop yes but so quickly and old fashioned you never know what you will find round the next corner. It’s a great place to explore and see what you can find of interest.  more »
  • Wonderful shop in Stellenbosch...yeah it is a bit touristic but certainly worth the effort to visit and buy some of the nice things uncle Sam has to offer  more »
  • Large store with lots of separate rooms. Here you can stroll. Fun stuff, but whether it's cheap that I wonder.
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  • This store is incredible. It has many rooms crammed with wonderful stuff. I noticed a selection of really old wines. There were some fascinating looking old lp records. Interesting items of clothing. Lots of canes of the spanking type for fans of 50 shades of grey stuff... a room full of dried fruit etc. A real general store feel.
  • This eclectic shop is worth the detour. It is an institution in Stellenbosch and one can find some trinkets to take home (everything from food to wine and sea shells). I would recommend going when there aren't too many people. The staff is nice.
  • Interesting if you’re a tourist but a bit boring for the average South African. They have some very old wines which are interesting to look at.
  • Lasted visited in my youth, very little has changed in the quaint store. The pungent smell of drying fish contrasts with the perfumed smells from the room selling health products and soaps. A must see in Stellenbosch.
  • Amazing little store with lots of hidden gems. A must visit when in Stellenbosch.
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