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You can bag a bargain at these factory shops

Groceries, clothing, furniture, sneakers, kids toys and more

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 

Nothing beats the buzz of getting your favourite eats and treats, designer clothing, or special gifts at crazy reduced prices, right? From Coricraft furniture and Nike sneakers to Bargain Books warehouse sales and Egyptian cotton sheets. Here are 20+ factory shops for all those hunting for a bargain – all year round.

CLOTHING & SNEAKERS FACTORY SHOPS 

FOOTWEAR OUTLET (+ PERFUME, BELTS AND MORE)

Shoes at seriously good prices. You can shop dress shoes, casual shoes and formal footwear for men and ladies from brands like Bronx, Barket. and Crockett & Jones. Added bonus: They also sell perfume, belts, and cycling gear. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm; Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm


12 Malherbe Street | Elsies River | Cape Town | @boltonshoessa | Image: @seth_huncho & ajayxphoto 

BEST BARGAINS ON LINGERIE AND UNDERWEAR 

Stocks factory surplus items, with covetable items from popular lingerie and underwear brands like Playtex, Wonderbra, and Bear (for women and men). There’s also an extensive range of socks at significantly reduced prices; roughly 50% off in most cases.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm

 
 
 
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15 Brickfield Road | Salt River | Cape Town | @playtexafrica

WHAT’S SPECIAL AT 100+ SHOPS AT THE ACCESS PARKS

Yes, there’s two. Shopoholics will love this mega factory shopping complex with over 100 shops in Kenilworth. There’s one in Kuilsriver too, with less stores but you can still find some of the world’s biggest brands like Nike, Adidas, Cotton On, Levi’s, and more. From fashion, footwear, and sports accessories to party goods, bedding, and fresh food stalls… Save up to 60%. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 3pm; Sunday, 10am to 2pm

 81 Chichester Road | Kenilworth | Cape Town | @accessparkkenilworth

GROCERY & TREATS FACTORY SHOPS

GROCERY CLEARANCE STORE

Want to score 10 Nespresso pods for R40? You can shop aisles and aisles of pantry staples like cereals, cleaning goods, and coffee at Score Grocery Discounter. There’s also a wide selection of imported goods like Sour Patch Kids and Hershey’s chocolate. Plus, they deliver to your door. 

Hours: Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 1pm


117 Garfield Road | Claremont | Cape Town | @score.grocery.discounter | Image: Unsplash

FROM SORBET TO DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE

The Gatti Ice Cream Factory Shop has everything from sorbet, to ice cream and confectionery. They’ve got all the classics like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, as well as flavours like cookies and cream, double fudge brownie, and peanut butter delight. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm; Saturday, 8am to 5pm; Sunday, 8am to 3pm


85 Ottery Road | Wynberg | Cape Town | @gatticicecreamsa | Image: Gatti Ice Cream

BOUJEE BISCUITS (ON A BUDGET)

The Nibbly Bits outlets focus on hand-crafted biscuits and snacks at reduced costs. They supply Woolworths, Checkers, and Kauai, so it’s great quality on handmade rusks, cookies, biscotti, and small savoury snacks. Their stores can be found in the Cape Quarter, Kenilworth, Worcester, Somerset, Hermanus, Ottery, and many more locations. 

Hours: Varies depending on location

 
 
 
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27 Somerset Road | Green Point | Cape Town | @nibbly_bits

SPICES AND SAUCES FROM R10

One of South Africa’s most popular brands. You can find spices, ready-to-use sauces, salad dressings, cake mixes, and stuffings at marked-down prices at Ina Paarman’s factory shop. Think R10 for 200ml seasonings, R40 for two sauces, and R55 for 550g cake mix (they have cookie, muffin, and pudding mixes too).

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm;  Saturday, 9am to 1pm


Block B | Diep River Industrial Park | Greenville Road | Diep River | @inapaarmanskitchen |  Image: Ina Paarman

DISCOUNTED DAIRY STAPLES FIX 

At the Fair Cape factory, a brand with over 150 years of experience in dairy farming, you get your hands on fresh milk, cheese, yoghurt, cheese, and other dairy alternatives for low prices. They also produce a range of jams, marmalade, fruit purées, milkshakes, ice cream syrups, and confectionery applications.

Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 8am to 5.30pm; Friday, 8am to 5.30pm; Saturday, 8am to 1pm


12 Hunt Road | Killarney Gardens | Cape Town | @faircapediaries | Image: @the_m.c._dietitian

ONE-STOP BISCUIT SHOP

They are a wholesale food store that sells a range of quality biscuits and cookies at direct prices. They’ve got shortbread, biscotti, chocolate-covered cookies, cornflakes bars, crunchies, and more, plus an entire no-sugar range. You can find their stores all over South Africa, including Claremont, Belgravia, Rylands, Durbanville, and Somerset West, or shop online.

Hours: Varies depending on location

 Mutualpark | Shop 8, West End Mall | Jan Smuts Drive | Pinelands | Cape Town | @mantellis.official

FURNITURE FACTORY SHOPS

DESIGNER FURNITURE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES

Furniture, homeware, and accessories for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms at Coricraft’s Clearance Centre. Good to know: Some of the items have a dent or scratch but not to worry, they make it known. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 2pm; Sunday, 9am to 1pm


2A Montague Drive | Montague Gardens | Cape Town | @coricraft_sa | Image: @dq_jozi

HOUSEWARE FACTORY SHOPS

LUXURY LINENS

Goose-down duvets, eco-comfort pillows, scatter cushion inners, and Egyptian cotton sheets are just some of the products at Lifson. You can also find embroidered covers from their chief brands Royal Comfort and Fine Fibre. All items are original and freshly manufactured.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm; Friday, 8am to 2pm


4-8 Ravenscraig Road | Woodstock | Cape Town | @lifson_linen | Image: @lovilee_za

THE OLDEST RUG MANUFACTURERS IN SA 

This large Cape-based depot are suppliers of leading retail outlets like MRP Home, Pick n Pay, and Game. And it has a factory store in Parow, with endless aisles of bedroom and lounge rugs, doormats, runners, kitchen mats, matching bathroom sets and even wall-to-wall carpets. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm; Friday, 8am to 3.30pm; Saturday & Sunday; 8am to 1pm


121 Rissik Street | Parow Valley | Cape Town | @caperugcompany | Image: Unsplash

CLEANING PRODUCT SUPPLIERS

Kleen-Eezy specialises in the wholesale of cleaning products for indoor and outdoor use. They import many of their raw materials, and have products for general use like laundry, kitchen, and cleaning. There are also products for your car. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm; Saturday, 8.30am to 12.15pm


102 Connaught Road | Beaconvale | Parow | Image: Unsplash

BATH TIME TOYS 

There are bath bombs and beans that undergo metamorphosis and change into sponge characters that can float and be played with. The Bean People also sell bath sprudels, which give off scents as they fizz around in the water, changing colour and revealing a hidden sponge character that pops out to greet you. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 3.30pm; Friday, 9am to 2.30pm

 
 
 
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Unit 3 Fish Eagle Place |  Kommetjie | Cape Town | @thebeanpeople_za

BOOK FACTORY SHOPS

SOUTH AFRICA’S BIGGEST DISCOUNTED BOOKSTORE

Save up to 80% on fiction, non-fiction, crime, biographies, and more new reads, thanks to Readers Warehouse. There’s also a dedicated kids section, complete with toys and board games like Pokémon, Chess, and Bananagrams. 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm; Saturday, 9am to 2pm


Unit D1, Diep River Industrial Park | Princessvlei Road | Diep River | @readers_warehouse | Image: mishvsbooks

PLUS, THE BIGGEST BOOK SALE IN SA

If you haven’t attended one of Bargain Books’ famous warehouse sales, prepare yourself for book heaven. There’s over 50 tables full of every kind of book, priced from R30 for kids’ activity books to R100 for hardback covers. There are also fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers, beloved authors, acclaimed series, and more. And there’s always a coffee cart to fuel your book-buying. 

Hours: Keep en eye out on their Facebook for more details.


10 Mymoena Crescent | Athlone | Cape Town | @bargainbookssa | Image: 4turning_pages

FROZEN FOOD FACTORY SHOPS

FOR ALL YOUR READY-MADE MEALS 

This Cape Town-based brand are former suppliers of Woolworths, Spar, and Pick n Pay. Freezerland's six factory shops are spread throughout the Mother City, sell a broad array of iced products – including cannelloni, spare ribs, hake strips, pies, and brandy tarts without the large markup often added by conglomerates. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 4.30pm; Friday, 7.30am to 1.30pm


Basil Crescent | Ottery | Cape Town

FRESH AND FROZEN FISH

You can get all your frozen seafood, chicken, vegetables, and an array of perishable goods at Die Visfabriek. They often run specials like 2kg fish fingers for R75, 1kg chicken strips for R65, and 1,35kg crumbed hake for R135. You can find them across the Western Cape and its surroundings, they have 56 stores. 

Hours: Varies on location

289 Voortrekker Road | Richmond Estate | Cape Town

FREE-RANGE CHICKEN AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

For free-range chicken, Elgin’s is the place to go. Their free-range chickens are ethically raised, and even the packaging is made from recycled plastic. You can get 3-for-2 promotions on portion packs, a fully deboned bird for R99, and 3kg crumbed nuggets for R334 (great for school lunches). They’re located in Kenilworth, Montague Gardens, Durbanville, Somerset West. and other locations. 

Hours: Varies on location 

Shop No. 333 | South Palms Centre | Main Road | Tokai, Cape Town | @elginfreerangechicken

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