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Warm winter greetings from a sunny Cape Town!

Somehow with all the recent holidays and power failures we’ve been having, Mothers’ Day seems to have been pushed onto the back burner this year. 

In case you weren’t aware of the date, Mothers’ Day is happening this coming Sunday 14 May. If, like many others, you are feeling cash-strapped but still looking for ways to spoil Mom, we’ve put together some suggestions for gifts you can find at local factory shops.

Plus, see below for details of how to win a wonderful prize in our Mothers’ Day Competition

Mothers' Day Competition

We’re delighted that The Mohair Mill Shop in Diep River are once again offering our readers the chance to win a wonderful prize of a knee size stripey mohair blanket. My husband treated me on Mothers' Day last year to one of these knee size blankets and living as I do in a suburb where the sun disappears early in winter (as does the electricity) it has been put to very good use when watching TV in the evenings.

To put yourself in line to win this stunning prize please email to your name, email address and telephone number plus the answer to the following question:
Question: What is the full street address of The Mohair Mill Shop in Diep River?
Don’t delay: This competition closes at midnight on Sunday 14 May 2023.

Chocolates by Tomes

Is your Mom a chocolate lover?
Then a visit to the Chocolates by Tomes Factory Shop in Blackheath could quickly solve your gift problem. At their factory shop their incredibly delicious top of the range chocolates are available at prices that are sure to please you. 30g slabs are R12.00 each and 80g slabs are R30.00.

I also loved the beautiful wording on their Mothers' Day slabs of chocolate! Please note that the price list only applies to chocolates bought at their factory shop in Kuils River.


Vitria Glass

I always enjoy my visits to this well laid-out shop in 9th Avenue Maitland. They are definitely the place to visit when looking for a gift as they offer a wide selection of very attractive glassware at most affordable prices.

Romatex Home Textiles Factory Shop

The Romatex Home Textiles Factory Shop in Elsies River is offering some incredible bargains on a variety of products at their store. Don’t delay - these specials are only available while stock lasts.


Svenmill Fabrics Factory Shop

The Svenmill Fabrics Factory Shop in Parow are presently offering a variety of specials that include white and cream bed base covers from R60; scatter cushions in assorted colours from R130 each and covers from R75 each. They are also offering a 50% discount on certain curtaining fabrics for as little as R35 per metre; ready-made lace curtains from R149; and lace tablecloths (10 seater) from R110.

Cape King Foods

Cape King Foods is a great shop to visit when the contents of your freezer are running low or you want to buy ingredients for a meal to treat Mom so remember to take your coolbag with you when you visit. Remember too, to check their website where you will find a range of interesting recipes using their products.

Cape Rug Company/Waltex Factory Shop

Cape Rug Company/Waltex in Parow Valley has something for everyone - especially Moms - with great deals this Mothers' Day on home decor, rugs, towels and much more.


New Shops

Dream Home Textiles
8 Gabriel Road, Plumstead
Tel: 083 679464
I recently happened to come across a new factory shop in Plumstead that offers a range of good quality linen at very affordable prices. Although small the shop houses a wide variety of home textiles to choose from and is definitely worth popping into when you’re in the area. An added bonus is that there is parking right outside.

I heard through the Grapevine...

...that The Coalition Group have opened a new shop at Gateway Business Park in Berkley Road, Maitland where you will find a wide range of items ranging from shipping boxes to ribbons, printed tissue paper and more.

Au revoir

I was saddened to hear that the Bargain Books Factory Shop in Diep River has closed its door as I have spent many happy hours there over the years searching through their many books.
I’ve also heard that several Jordan Shoe stores have closed and that they now only have shops at their factory in Elsies River and their shop in Great Brak River.

In order to keep you up to date with sales and specials at factory shops, we shall no longer be sending out themed newsletters but rather posting all specials to our Facebook page when they take place.

We shall also notify you via email of any new stores that have opened.


In some shops during the winter months, the combination of concrete floors and lack of heating can cause your teeth to chatter, so remember to dress warmly.

Wishing all who are mothers a very happy Mothers' Day filled with much love and laughter.

Until next time - happy bargain hunting!

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