Things To Do in RosendalTurksvy Trading
Where? Kriek Street, Rosendal, Free State
When? Open daily from 10h00 to 16h00.
How? Call +27 (0)82 371-2137
How much? Free to browse
In South Africa, a "turksvy" is another name for a prickly pear – a cactus with delicious sweet fruits that have a unique appearance and texture. These are popular when ice-cold from the fridge and enjoyed on a hot summer’s day. In the heart of the Maluti Mountains, the arty little town of Rosendal is nestled. While small, it is the unassuming home of a wonderful variety of things to do and see. Turksvy Trading is just one of these.
This trading store specialises in collectibles of just about any nature. Some of the pieces are classically beautiful, while others are a little more obtuse. The goods include everything from classic pinball machines to galvanized buckets and half-painted wooden doors.
The kitchen goods include melamine cupboard units, porcelain tea sets, tins, dinner sets, Tupperware and a range of ornaments and keepsakes. These make for excellent additions to a modern or retro home that needs some one-of-a-kind pieces with plenty of character.
Enamel goods are available aplenty at Turksvy Trading. These range from bowls and plates to buckets and basins. They are not only practical for their hardiness, but are also very cool and trendy.
The Junk Room is full of a huge collection of miscellaneous treasures. Scratch around long enough and you will find babies’ prams, railway accessories, post boxes and much more. These can be used as is, or can be central to the creation of something brand new and completely unique. The Yard is an outdoor area of Turksvy Trading that has a seemingly endless array of buckets, doors, signboards, wheelbarrow, tables, gates and more.
This treasure trove is open every day from 10h00 to 16h00 and is a delightful addition to your itinerary during your time in Rosendal.