Oom Samie se Winkel, meaning “Uncle Sammy's Shop", is a Victorian style store that operates the same way now as it did back in the Victorian era. The store has been a Stellenbosch institution since 1904 and is now a national monument, offering all sorts of bric a brac and delightful foods and products.
The shop is a popular tourist attraction because it stocks rare items, such as sticky toffee, boiled sweets, and authentic old century butter churns. They also stock rare antiques, books, handcrafted straw brooms, clothing, fruit and vegetables, and traditional South African biltong (a dried spiced meat similar to jerky).
If you’re looking to enjoy a light meal, Oom Samie’s has an adjoining restaurant, the Koffiehuis. There is also a wine boutique which sells a selection of timeless wines. Here you can purchase a special gift or fine wine and they will pack and ship it to destinations across the globe. You’re welcome to relax on the veranda and people watch – a popular activity in Stellenbosch.