“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)

Address: Under the Peppertree
1848 Wes Oewer Road on the Withoek road off R62,Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa

Tel: 002783 999 0646

Facebook: facebook.com/UnderThePepperTree

Hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 3pm