Weekend Wanderings: The Waterfront’s NEW Watershed

A few weeks ago the gorgeous new hub of South African design, The Watershed, opened in the Waterfront and I managed to pop in recently to snap a few pics.

Situated on the site of the old Blue Shed, The Watershed has been wonderfully revamped to become a bright and airy space filled with all manner of designer items – from the usual South African curios to more unique pieces of South African fashion, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, textiles, gifts, art & decor.

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This beautiful space is home to more than 150 tenants who represent over 365 brands. A vast selection of products can be found here from ceramics and furniture to textiles, fashion and jewellery. This vibrant addition to the V&A Waterfront also includes the Jubilee Exhibition Hall and smaller spaces which play host to world famous exhibitions, live entertainment and workshops. Not only a place to shop, the Watershed also offers a range of treatments available for your mind, body and soul which can all be found at ‘Wellness at the Watershed’ on the mezzanine level.

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One of my favourite shops was the new concept store for Michelle Ludek. The space may be small but it is filled with life – this season her range features beautiful, bright fabrics and patterns in an array of yellow, blue, green and crips white!

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Another space I stopped in at was a collaborative shop featuring unique South African designs – jewellery, Christmas decorations and home decor from Indegenius ZA which is made from ostrich egg shells and Jan Paul Barnard a shop selling an assortment of mohair items, including blankets, jackets and scarves.


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Unfortunately I wasn’t able to stay too long so only managed to snap a few pics but I hope you get the idea and pop down there soon to take a look for yourself!

The Watershed is located on Dock Road, next to the Two Oceans Aquarium and is open daily from 10:00 – 19:00.


Images: Kathryn Rossiter

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!


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