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Mambu Design

17 Dock Rd, Watershed | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Shop F6 & F7, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 73 150 6836
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Outstanding products and service!

I travel to CapeTown several times a year and always pay a visit to Mambu Design in the Watershed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liz H
Unique SA design, jewelry & clothing

A lovely shopping experience at Mambu design in the watershed. Uniquely South African pieces that... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
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Mambu Design is unique South African Company of artists and craftsmen who create beautifully orginal ostrich egg jewellery. The company was founded tweleve years ago by Françoise De Oliveira and Dominic McCabe a husband and wife team. This company now comprises of a solid and dedicated team of 22 craftsmen who use a variety of different techniques to create exceptional ostrich egg jewellery. We strive to stay contemporary by keeping abreast with the changing world of colour, fashion and trends and as far as possible to recycle. For Mambu the idea of creating something of value out of a deemed “waste” product is inspiring and brilliant. We have also collaborate with Sanpat Hatting on an exquisitely elegant clothing range, made from organic Fibers, such as Linen, Cotton and Hemp. These ranges compliment each other beautifully,pay us a visit we would love to show you around.
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17 Dock Rd, Watershed | Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Shop F6 & F7, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 73 150 6836
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel to CapeTown several times a year and always pay a visit to Mambu Design in the Watershed. My friends at home love the jewelry so much that I end up with a list of pieces to buy to add to their collection. Beyond...More

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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, it's so lovely to hear that we have brought you and your friends joy with our creations. It's people like you that keep us motivated, thank you for the continued support. Alice is indeed a pleasure...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely shopping experience at Mambu design in the watershed. Uniquely South African pieces that locals can enjoy. Beautiful prints and designs! I can’t wait to wear my new dress. Thank you Alice

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Stunning shop, unique designs and products, great displays, very friendly and knowledgeable sales staff. This is a shop you really need to see when in the Mother City!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to visit this shop in Cape Town, my experciences are based on online-shopping. Last autumn I ordered some necklaces and earrings, all arrived very well, I like them all very much... I would turn to this shop again and...More

Thank Gabi B
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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Gabi Thank you for taking the time to respond we really appreciate it! I too hope that you do make it to CPT some day and that you pay our store a visit, we would love to meet you in person. In the meantime...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this innovation center several times ( called the V&A Water Shed) right next to the main Hop on Hop Off main ticket office also next to the ‘Two Oceans Acquarium’. We stumbled across this Mambu Design and the staffer Alice a most pleasant...More

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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi James Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed our product and our delightful Alice. The Watershed is indeed an interesting place showcasing quality South African design and most definitely worth a...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I enjoyed my visit here while in Cape Town - the merchandise is unusual - I bought an interesting necklace. Located in a fun/interesting venue near along the water/harbor side. Good place to buy authentic/one-of-a-kind gifts as well. Recommend visiting if you are in Cape...More

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1  Thank Margot M
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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Margot Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it! Best regards Françoise & The Mambu Team

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

There is a shop in Cape Town that I always look forward to visiting when I’m in S.A and that is Mambu Design and I have to say it never fails to impress. Their ostrich eggshell jewelry is spectacular and diverse and there is always...More

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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you Tanja for your lovely review, it is much appreciated! Keep coming back, we promise to keep it interesting. Warm regards Françoise & The Mambu team

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I am amazed at the variety of wearable art that Mambu Design create with ostrich egg shell. I love their unique designs, the layout of the store and the very helpful assistant that helped me choose gifts for myself and friends!

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Thank Anni S
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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Anni Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it! Best regards Françoise & The Mambu team

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Bought beautiful earrings as a gift for my wife here. All handmade, all local and authentic african style

Thank JimPape
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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you Jim, we appreciate your taking the time to review us. I hope that the gift is well received. Best regards Françoise & Mambu Team

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

For exquisitely handcrafted jewellery made from the most beautiful and unique ostrich egg shells, Mambu Design is an absolute gem of a find at the Watershed. I absolutely loved every piece! African design couldn't be more magnificently showcased. They also have a beautiful range of...More

Thank Candice J
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Francoise O, Owner at Mambu Design, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you Candice for your lovely review and appreciation of our products, keep coming back! Best regards Françoise & The Mambu Team

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