The history of Cape Union Mart dates back to 1933 when the late Philip Krawitz, grandfather of the current Chairman, founded the business on the corner of Corporation and Mostert Street in Cape Town. Cape Union Mart originated as an "Army and Navy Store" and became famous for its "everything from an anchor to a toothpick" product range.
Sandwiched between two of South Africa 's largest retailers, Woolworths and OK Bazaars, Cape Union Mart realised that it had to offer something different. Apart from an extensive range of merchandise, the store became known as "the friendly store" and focused on building unique relationships with its customers.
During the war years, Cape Union Mart supplied visiting troops with some of the luxuries and necessities associated with the military. Passing whaling ships and foreign fishermen were also catered for with a unique array of merchandise from around the world.
South Africa's favourite outdoor store - equipping adventurers since 1933!
I bought a pair of shoes for hiking and found out that they where very slippery on wet surfaces. Wrote an email to complain. Got an Immediate answer to return to the outlet where I bought them. The store was very helpful and passed a credit for the full value. Well done Guys...wished more Stores would be as obliging and helpful as you where. Great to do business with Cape Union Mart