From general stores that can turn out a very acceptable espresso to converted warehouses boasting French garden furniture – If you’re looking for unusual and interesting shops full of reminders of your visit there’s plenty of scope for retail therapy!

Hand-turned garden tools, jewelry that reflects the natural beauty of the region, hand forged knives, sculptures made from oak wine barrels – there is plenty to tempt you.

Make sure you take the time to browse and discover the hidden gems tucked away in this region.

See if you can tweak your itinerary to coincide with one of the region’s tasteful outdoor events such as the Mapua Easter Fair, the January Sarau Festival, Taste Tasman in March or a Country Occasion at Neudorf every second November.