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Original T Bag Designs

144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0887
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Heartwarming

To think that a small item like a used teabag and empty tea box can be put to such artistic use and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
How Hope Can Change Everything

After touring the neighboring township of Imizamo Yethu, I was warmly welcomed inside for a cup of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann T
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Moscow, Russia
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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 promise.)and we have a shop on site. Our heart warming story will make your day.
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“local women” (3 reviews)
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“open top bus” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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+27 21 790 0887
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ann T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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

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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

1  Thank Sam M
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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

1  Thank Dave S
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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

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We stopped in to the Original T Bag Designs shop and studio in Hout Bay last spring, and were so impressed with their hands-on approach to helping residents of the nearby township (slum) to gain job skills and work their way out of poverty. It...More

Thank jfw222
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Wonderful visit to this amazing centre. Jill and her workers have created this very successful business using used T bags. What a brilliant idea and it is all explained in the welcome video. So many of the local women are now employed and Jill's idea...More

Thank Anne G
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