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Well-Established Tea/Gift Shop In Hermanus For Sale

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
Asking Price:
R550,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
Sales Revenue:
R500K - R1.5M
Cash Flow:
R100K - R500K

An opportunity exist to purchase a well-established Tea and Gift Shop with great location in Hermanus that has been built up and has been operating successfully for more than 5 years.

Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Hermanus, within the stunning Overberg region of the Western Cape, lies a unique business opportunity that beckons the discerning entrepreneur
Acquiring a well-established Tea and Gift Shop in Hermanus presents a notable opportunity. Curiositea, a name that has become synonymous with quality and charm in the heart of Hermanus, offers an unparalleled chance to immerse oneself in the thriving local culture and economy. Boasting a prime location in the bustling business district, this establishment has been a beacon for tea aficionados and gift seekers for years, drawing in a diverse clientele ranging from locals to international visitors.

Situated in a prime location, the store's success over the past five years is a testament to its strong market presence and customer loyalty. This acquisition could offer a solid foundation for growth, leveraging the existing brand's reputation and operational efficiencies. Hermanus, known for its vibrant tourism and local community, provides a dynamic market environment.

For over five years, Curiositea has delighted its patrons with an exquisite selection of South African teas, alongside a carefully curated assortment of affordable gifts, all presented within an ambiance of exceptional styling and a welcoming vibe. This venture presents a rare opportunity to lead a fulfilling new life in Hermanus, renowned not only for its world-class whale watching but also for its gourmet dining, celebrated wine estates, and vibrant arts scene. Just a stone's throw from Cape Town, yet worlds apart in terms of tranquility and natural beauty, Hermanus offers the ideal setting for a business-minded individual looking to blend lifestyle and passion.
The current owner, bringing years of expertise in the hospitality industry to the table, has skilfully navigated the transition from a beloved tearoom and retail combination to a focus on retail, catering to the evolving needs of the community and visitors alike. This decision has streamlined operations without diminishing the charm and appeal that Curiositea is known for.

This turnkey business is an invitation to become an integral part of Hermanus's vibrant community, making it an opportunity not to be missed for those dreaming of a fresh start in a locale celebrated for its natural beauty and welcoming atmosphere.

The business is operated as a sole proprietor.

Products and services offered:
• Tea (local & imported) loose leaf tea & bags
• Tea paraphernalia
• Interesting selection of crockery & ceramics
• Pantry items such as Rusks, biscuits, coffee, sweet treats

Potential expansion of the business
• Potential exists for Take-aways - many offices around (soups, pancakes, quiches did very well previously)
• Expanding on baked goods offerings
• Expanding on the demand for gluten-free goods
• There is always a demand for more Tea paraphernalia - such as Tea pots, strainers, tea equipment
• Re-opening of the Tea room

Further info will be provided upon signing an NDA.

Property Information

Real Estate:


Lease Terms:

3 year lease with option to renew

Leasehold Rent:

R144,000 per annum


Prime location on High Street in the Hermanus CBD

Size in square feet:

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Potential exist for Take-Aways
Expanding on baked goods offering
Expanding on the demand for gluten free goods
Re-opening the Teeroom
There is always a demand for more Tea paraphernalia - such as Tea pots, strainers, tea equipment, etc

Reasons for selling:

Owner relocated

Trading hours:

Monday to Fridays : 9:00 to 17:00
Saturdays 9:00 to 14:00
Closed on Sundays

1 - 2
Years established:
more than 5 years (previous owners 7 years)

Other Information

Support & training:

Owner available for 2 to 3 half days for training

Furniture / Fixtures value:
R100,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
This business can be relocated.