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Original T Bag Designs

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The African Way

We were for 2 times in Cape Town. In February and October. At the Waterfront was an amazing store... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Frans V
Amazing Women

We hired a guide (Rob) and he suggested we visit this place. We really had no idea of what to... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Decatur, Illinois
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Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to the team that makes functional art out of recycled tea bags that are sent to us from far (all over the world) and near!! The tour is free, tea is available (new tea bags, we...more
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144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0887
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were for 2 times in Cape Town. In February and October. At the Waterfront was an amazing store. They make the most beautiful products of teabags!!!! There was no time to go to the factory then but in October we visited the factory. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We hired a guide (Rob) and he suggested we visit this place. We really had no idea of what to expect...least of all, the heartwarming visit that we had. We were warmly greeted by Nomsa and she led us through the work area to a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

To think that a small item like a used teabag and empty tea box can be put to such artistic use and create hope for previously disadvantaged persons. The individual arts and resulting artworks are something to really see to appreciate. Well done.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

After touring the neighboring township of Imizamo Yethu, I was warmly welcomed inside for a cup of tea and a short video about Original Tea Bag Designs—an organization which has shown local women how to turn something that others abandon, used tea bags, into a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ann T
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I got to visit this wonderful destination as part of the Cape Town City Sightseeing Tour (get off at the Imizamo Yethu Township stop and ask one of the tour guides to take you to Original T Bag Designs). However, you could also get here...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank amykat10
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Amazing, Uplifting, Inspirational visit to this wonderful small business helping local people improve their daily quality of life. It is not easy to find but worth the search. You won't regret it.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This was a surprising discovery that should be a must see when visiting Cape Town! Jil, the owner of this wonderful project met me as I literally dropped in out of curiosity. She made me a delicious free cup of tea and put on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank badger1977
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

“Where There is Tea There's Hope “ The idea of make items from old used t-bays is a fantastic idea. There’s a variety of items to buy -the prices are very reasonable - they make ideal gifts from South Africa. Notebooks, cards, coasters, teapot stands...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sam M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We return to visit the tea bag factory every year to see Jill and her township team in producing the most amazing gifts from tea bags-cards, bowls, pictures, books etc all of excellent quality and reasonably priced. It is uplifting to speak with the people...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We had bought products when at the V&A and been told about this place in Hout Bay. It is quite tricky to find but well worth a visit. The story is inspiring and the people who show you around are very pleasant. Interesting short video...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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