West Pack Lifestyle opens their first Cape Town Store

West Pack Lifestyle is one of those “Go To” stores where you know you can find a bargain, stretch a buck and grab an assortment of everything you need for your home, kids, party or the latest craft supplies for that last minute school project.

When I lived in Gauteng they were my first stop for party goods, kitchenware, toys for the kids and storage solutions.

So when I discovered they were launching a store in the Western Cape I immediately diarised the date.

Saturday launch

Saturday came and we woke up early to head from Kommetjie to Somerset West for the launch.

The evening before I had shown Hamish the cute Cici bird mascot and he was super excited to meet him, in fact so was I.

Cici the crazy craft mascot

As an avid crafter I often order Crazy Craft products online and as the previous owner of a dress up costume shop, when you add mascots and crafts in the same sentence you have my full attention.

We drove the full 60 minutes to Somerset West, with a very impatient Hamish eager to meet Cici and asking every few minutes ” Are we there yet ?”

In the car Brent was mulling over promotions in hopes that there may be some great opening specials on the braai and outdoor products and my teacher mom mind was already wondering how many educational games are too many.

In the store

We finally arrived and if you haven’t seen it yet the new store is at the Somerset Value Mart centre in Centenary drive,  Somerset west.

There was ample enough parking and even though the shop was increadibly busy we were able to find parking relatively easy.

At the entrance to the store we were greeted by brightly coloured gazebos promoting several brands and as we had arrived late, we missed the stunning dancers, trolley dash and unfortunately Cici the bird.

However, the MC was still offering prizes and there were several promotions in store.

I was glad to see that all Covid protocols was adhered to and that even full, the shop is spacious enough to observe social distancing.

What can you buy ?

The most important question though is Judy why would you drive an hour from home to go shopping?

West Pack Lifestyle store has it all …

From friendly staff and well organized aisles where the price tags are prominent and clear to a wide assortment of products.

In store we found, amidst other things :
  • Cleaning products
  • Bathroom products
  • Kitchen small appliances
  • Kitchenware
  • Plastic storage from lunch tins to large containers
  • Party decor
  • Cake baking and decorating items
  • Braai products
  • Spices
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kids outdoor toys
  • Storage options
  • Laundry items
  • Educational toys, games, puzzles and learning aids
  • School and office stationary
  • Children’s books
  • Toys
  • Sweets and other treats
  • Balloons

  • You really can purchase almost anything here. ( You can read about the fun press drop we recieved here )

    Our shopping experience

    Naturally we wanted to buy a few things for Hamish and he gravitated towards a giant dinosaur and a surprise egg.

    The staff at the till were amazingly friendly, taking the time to greet Hamish.

    As you can imagine he was a really happy little boy holding onto his new soft dinosaur and the dinosaur was actually much cheaper than a similar one I had seen online.

    On leaving

    On leaving we were finally able to stop at the Crazy Craft gazebo.

    Sadly we had missed Cici but Hamish was spoilt with a stunning box of treats (read my review here) from Crazy crafts and his very own Cici bird.

    The dinosaur was totally forgotten as he cuddled his new fun feathered friend.

    To top our morning out and our great specials Hamish was gifted a Superman lunch box as he was about to leave.

    Final thought

    In the car he asked if we could shop there every week and I’m looking forward to our next shopping trip out that way, as this is one store Brent doesn’t mind me spending hours in because he is eager to spend hours there too.

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