The Ultimate List Of South African Shops In Perth

The Ultimate List Of South African Shops In Perth - Proudly South African In Perth

We’re so spoilt as South Africans in Perth. Not only do we get to live in this beautiful state with stunning scenery, sandy white beaches, and heaps to do, but we’ve got a ridiculous amount of South African shops too!

Even though many supermarkets have a small South African foods section, there’s probably a South African shop closer than you think.

It’s always good to support your local South African shops. The prices aren’t usually much different from the supermarkets, and these are someone’s livelihood, so you’re supporting the local economy and helping put food on someone else’s table when you choose to shop at one of the many South African shops in Perth.

I’ve put together the ultimate list of South African shops in Perth and beyond. If you know of any others, let me know in the comments so I can keep this list up to date! This list is in no particular order and was last updated in September 2023.

The Ultimate List Of South African Shops In Perth

Mufasa Biltong

Mufasa Biltong has several stores across the Perth metro region all the way from Alkimos in the north to Canning Vale in the south. Their branches with addresses and opening hours are listed below.

Find them online at:

Phone: (08) 9305 4631

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South African Essentials Joondalup

South African Essentials was the first South African shop in Perth and has been in business for over a decade. On the weekends you can get fresh vetkoek and boerie rolls from their small kitchen at the back.

Find them online at:

10/200 Winton Road Joondalup

Phone: 08 9301 1977

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00

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Kalahari Wanneroo 

Having this store down the road from me is dangerous. Adele’s lemon meringue pie is the best I’ve ever had and their melk tart is to die for! I’ve written about them on my blog before so get the lowdown on my post on Kalahari Wanneroo here.

Find them online at:

617 Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo, 6065

Phone: 08 9404 6365

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Kalahari Willetton

If you’re looking for a South African shop that has it all, head to Kalahari Willetton. They’ve got a selection of South African products, a café and their very own ‘Soweto Shebeen’ with some South African drinks.

Find them online at:

3-4 / 27 Augusta Street, Willetton, Perth 6155

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Village Hut Café

Formerly a Cape To Cairo, the Village Hut Café opened in 2017 in the quiet suburb of Woodvale. They have a large selection of South African goods and a lovely café serving homemade cakes and meals. Read my blog about the Village Hut Café here.

Find them on Facebook:

8/923 Whitfords Ave, Woodvale 6026

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African Heritage Duncraig

In the heart of Duncraig you’ll find African Heritage, a South African shop full of South African treats and products. They also have a cute outdoor area and often make boerie rolls and burgers on the weekend.

Find them on Facebook:

Shop 18, Duncraig Shopping Centre, 50 Marri Road, Duncraig

Phone: 0414 443 932


Cape To Cairo

With 4 branches from Perth to Bunbury, Cape To Cairo has you covered. You can even shop online at their website too!

Find them online at:

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Cape To Cairo Osborne Park

Unit 1, 38 Sarich Court, Osborne Park

Cape To Cairo Canning Vale

Shop 2, 3 South Street, Canning Vale

Cape To Cairo Rockingham

Shop 11, 3 Goddard Street, Rockingham

Cape To Cairo Bunbury

12 Prinsep Street, Bunbury

Cape To Cairo Ellenbrook

42 Ellen Stirling Parade, Ellenbrook

Impala Cafe

Opened in 2019, this is another family owned, South African grocery store open Tuesday to Saturday. Impala Cafe is the run by Barry and Annelien who have a passion for South African delicacies. After running a successful butchery shop in South Africa, they found themselves in Australia a few years later. They have been supplying friends and family in Australia with their range of speciality meats, biltong and droewors since they arrived and now are opening it up to the public.

Find them on Facebook:

89C Jull Street, Armadale Perth WA Australia

impala cafe south african shop armadale

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Copper & Oak

For all your South African booze needs in Perth, head to Copper & Oak. You can find them in Tuart Hill and be guaranteed to find the most helpful and knowledgeable guys behind the counter, brothers Nelio and Jose.

They’ve recently started importing South African wines directly from the wineries, which means their selection is about to get a whole load better (and it was already amazing!). They stock my favourite too – Beyerskloof Pinotage (we may have consumed a fair amount of this during our stay at the amazing Ndaka Safari Lodge!).

They also ship across Australia so you can order online no matter where in Australia you live.

Find them on Facebook:

Find them online at:

Unit 1/235 North Beach Dr, Tuart Hill, 6060

124 Swan St, Guildford, 6055

copper and oak

The 2 Tarts 

While not strictly a shop as they don’t have a physical address, The 2 Tarts are as close as we’ve got to a tuisnywerhuid in Perth. Charlene and Carina bake the most amazing rusks, milk tart, koeksisters, crunchies, fudge and more!

You can place an order and collect from their bases in Jindalee or Tapping.

Find them online at:

Phone: 0426 410 434 or 0405 194 553

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Merco Trading Company

There is a wholesaler in Perth that sells South African products. They’re based in Canning Vale and sell lots of South African products in bulk. The business has been around for over 20 years, and they wholesale to businesses but also to individuals who want to buy in bulk.

Their website is under construction but their Facebook page is active with the latest products available and deals on.

Find them online at:

8 Meares Way, Canning Vale, 6155

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Impi Brewers

Impi Brewers is a family-owned brewery with a proud South African heritage. They bring a South African flair to their Aussie beer, crafted with scientific precision and passion.

The taproom in Wangara lets you sample their current range while having a great chat about their beers and inspiration.

Find them online:

And there you have it – the ultimate list of South African shops in Perth and WA.

If you know of any others, or new ones open after I publish this post, feel free to drop me a note in the comments and let me know!

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  • Bianca Minnozzi
    6th November 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Hey Reeva,

    Dont forget Perth based SA online store and wholesaler Studio 66.


  • Shirley Pikoos
    28th February 2019 at 9:15 pm

    What about the endless Restaurants with South African flair, Leopards Lodge, Meat and Wine co, and the one in whitfords?
    Actually amazing the i roads we SA have made in Perth. When I came here 29 years ago there was nothing.
    DJ’s Biltong in Malaga??????

    • Reeva Cutting
      1st March 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Shirley, that’s a whole other blog post! and it’s on my list to cover soon 🙂

    • Colleen
      11th August 2023 at 7:48 pm

      When we arrived in ‘77 there really was nothing 😅 but Reeva I think Cape to Cairo were in Wembley in the early 90’s if not even the late 80s. I will ask my mum

  • Jacoline
    1st April 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Reeva, i opened a little shop at the Eshed Markets with my art and also Import table runners, cushions etc. I also support S African artists here in Perth. They can contact me to have their art or whatever they make, on consignment in my shop. Im from Jacoline’s Art & Gifts.

    • Reeva Cutting
      4th April 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Congrats! I’ll make sure to pop in next time I’m in Freo!

  • Nadine
    4th September 2023 at 8:24 am

    Hi Reeva,
    Whilst looking for koeksisters (?) Supplier I found your blog. Please check the links as about half said the web page doesn’t exist. One cafe as closed after a fire, but I can’t see the others including the village hut cafe FB page.

    • Reeva Cutting
      8th September 2023 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks Nadine, yes the village hut has sold so many times I can’t always keep up with all the social page changes!

  • Rebecca
    27th December 2023 at 9:02 am

    Would you kindly put Leopard Lodge on your list too?
    It has an African feel and African food – a real taste of Africa.

    • Reeva Cutting
      30th December 2023 at 10:37 am

      Hi Rebecca, this isn’t on the list as its not a shop 🙂 I wrote a recent article on SA restaurants in Perth and it is included here 🙂


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