“A quaint little bookshop and restaurant situated ‘under a peppertree’ in Calitzdorp, Western Cape.”
Under the Peppertree - Calitzdorp, Western Cape
This charming bookshop offers a peaceful option to the often frenetic R62 activity in Calitzdorp, port capital of South Africa.
Gary relocated from Johannesburg to the atmospheric and spiritual Karoo just over a year ago. It was his dream to have a cafe bookshop.
He makes aromatic Thai curries, tea and cake, incredible home made ice cream and anything else he fancies.
And while you nibble, there is a wonderful selection of books to browse. It is an eclectic collection, stocked up regularly from Johannesburg.
Art books feature prominently to nurture the artistic community, as well as fiction, non-fiction and anything you request!
The shop takes the name from the enormous pepper tree, where you can sit in the shade and read with your coffee.
~ Submitted by Heather Gordon
(pictures courtesy of, and credited to the Under the Peppertree Facebook page)
1848 Wes Oewer Road on the Withoek road off R62,Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: 002783 999 0646
Hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 3pm