Dorp is the Afrikaans word for "little town", but it's also a bit more accurately translated as a "one horse town", where there's one store that sells simply everything, and the tannie who runs it knows all your business too!
DORP aims to be as South African as possible, stocking homemade jams, preserves and fresh produce, all sourced from nearby towns like Montague, Wellington and Stanford. It also stocks a selection of basic grocery products like toothpaste, cleaning products and canned food, to service tenants from the surrounding apartments.
“In DORP you will find a little bit of everything”, says Suzanne. “From a ball and claw tv cabinet to apricot sweets to traditional Boereseep, renowned for its stain removal abilities."
So next time you're in Roeland Street, Cape Town, and feel like stepping into farm time, get yourself a koeksuster and a seat beside the lifesize farm scene on the back wall, and appreciate a bit of platteland hospitality, courtesy of DORP.