Sturk's Tobacconists

Sturk's Tobacconists


the saddest news today. my best tobacco ever purchased, worldwide... great service, thank you uncle Abe.... and that lovely young girl who always had a smile.....I am sure you will revive, soon, very soon after this crazy ruling comes to an end.
Morning all. Quite a summer's day in Cape Town. Fresh tobaccos in and some great pipes too. Come have a look see
Does this beautiful store sell clay churchwardens?
Hi! when will your website be up and running?
Why whenever I call or go to your store there is never rolling tobacco like your cherry shag I've been calling and going in for myself girlfriend and friend it's been 3 months and never any of the times have you had what's up with this guys

The oldest tobacconist in South Africa. We offer our hand blended mixes for the discerning pipe smoker and a vast range of pipes and requisites. Our humidor is filled with the finest Cubans. Do pop in. Theo and Nicola will be happy to assist

Hand Blenders of Individual Smoking Mixtures and Stockists of Cigars and all Smokers Requisites.

[06/16/20]   Good morning. Public holiday but I am open at Casa Tabacs, upper level, Garden Shopping Centre, Mill Street from 9 till 2

[06/15/20]   Thank you Jacaranda FM, Riaan and Dewald, for an awesome interview. Kobus, you are a star customer and a laugh a minute

[06/15/20]   Good morning from chilly Cape Town. I will be interviewed this evening at 5.40, Jacaranda FM and look forward to answering questions to clear up any and all misunderstandings re the shop being vacated in Green market Square. Keep safe. Keep warm

[06/08/20]   A kindly gentleman contacted me re go fund me, for which I thanked him, but declined his kind and generous offer. However, he spoke of setting up a page and/or online platform. Please contact me. I am unable to find your details. I need to ask a technical question. Thank you. Diane 0828877842

State requests more time to defend cigarette ban in court The government is feeling the pressure of having to defend two separate cases relating to its ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products.

Tobacco giant argues cigarette ban harms 'emotional wellbeing' of smokers

Very true British American Tobacco intends to argue that tobacco and vaping products are 'similar to coffee in the ways they are experienced and used by consumers'.

Sturks Tobacco Shop shuts Greenmarket Square doors after 226 years

We discuss Sturks Tobacconists’s with CapeTalk The cigarette ban has killed the oldest store in South Africa. Lester Kiewit interviews Sturks Tobacco Shop owner Diane Chakim.

After 226 years, Sturk's Tobacconists closes its doors

“This is not just about the smoker and/or the shop owner – this is about an industry that employs thousands of people.” Sturk's Tobacconists in Greenmarket Square is the latest Cape business to close its doors due to the negative effects of lockdown regulations.

[06/03/20]   Morning all. Quite overwhelming and very heartwarming to receive so much support and generous offers of assistance. We appreciate each and every one of you, our loyal and faithful customers. The minute we are allowed to trade, we will be ready to fill your orders. Please let us know exactly what you need, specific items and quantity and we will get them ready ASAP. Please note that we have no stock whatsoever of the Sturks brand of rolling tobaccos but they are on order. Sturks pipe blends are available but other items are also almost all gone. Our supply should arrive within a day or two of the lifting of the ban. Please be patient and allow us to rise again and service you, our customers, from a different platform. Keep watching this space.

[05/31/20]   Please guys I need all your details because we will be up and running soon. Private message me your full names and emails.
Here’s hoping DZ gets off her soap box

The end of an era but watch this space. We will be back soon soon

Hi from wet and freezing Cape Town. Please, if you see the shop closed, do not despair. We are relocating but will service our loyal customers after lockdown. Remember the numbers: 021 4233928; 082 8877842; 082 9237707; 081 8141156 and our email is [email protected]
Watch this space
Keep safe

Hi guys, me again. Our sister store in the Gardens Centre is selling this wonderful locally made sanitizer. I use it at home and while it has 70% alcohol, which does the trick, it has a wonderful and refreshing fragrance. I highly recommend this product and it will be available mid next week.

This story about the small shops and their overpriced cigarettes is a very touchy subject. Why touchy? Because if I really go into the nitty gritty, I may be arrested for slander, amongst other things. Sturks Tobacconists and Casa Tabacs has never and will never take advantage of a situation such as the one we are now experiencing. We sell our product at regular prices at all times. I have been offered exorbitant prices for my goods but, firstly, it’s illegal and, secondly, I do not have cigarettes. The government of our country has caused this illegal, corrupt and exploitative situation. Poor people are being robbed while small businesses like mine, are losing income and, in many cases, their livelihoods. Think carefully and do due diligence before deciding to whom to point a finger. Please do not let innocent, poor business owners suffer because of the greed of some unscrupulous people. Sturks Tobacconists and Casa Tabacs will be back.

[05/25/20]   Well, what can I say? Drink to your hearts content but don’t smoke! The illicit trade is thriving, poor people are paying exorbitant prices for sub standard cigarettes and tobacco and our powers that be are reaping the rewards. Not our country, heaven forbid, benefiting from the legal revenues from the legal sales of tobacco etc, but our corrupt politicians. Please do not despair, I will find a way to get through this disaster and come back fighting. You can always reach me here and I will do my utmost to respond ASAP and keep you, our loyal customers, updated. I know it is hard to be without your smokes etc but, please, do not support the illegal trade. Many livelihoods are being compromised, many people are losing their jobs and/or their businesses but, more importantly, the crooks are getting richer, benefiting from their unscrupulous greed and we, the man on the street, are suffering. When will this change? How many people must have no food before things change? This is not just about the smoker and/or the shop owner - this is about an industry that employs thousands of people, from the tobacco farmer to the factories to the cigarette companies and, finally, after going,through many more channels, to the consumer. Shame on Dlamini-Zuma and her cronies. Shame on Cyril for kowtowing to these unscrupulous people. Keep watching this space. Down but not out

[05/23/20]   Saturday May 23 and still in limbo. I fear our government does not have our best interests at heart. Businesses are folding and people are hungry. Illicit trade is booming as clean and conscientious Cele wants receipts for cigarettes purchased. We are becoming the laughing stock of the world. Please watch this space. Down, but most definitely not out.

We will be back soon

Did you know that Sturk's Tobacconists in the Central City at 54 Shortmarket Street is 225 years old?

The shop is still going strong and celebrated this milestone in August this year. Congratulations Sturk's Tobacconists! Thank you for making the Central City your home.

[05/15/20]   Good morning all from a wet but beautiful Cape Town. Please be patient. Very trying times. As much as you guys are desperate for your tobaccos etc, we, at Sturks, are desperate to get back to our business of serving you, our loyal customers. If you wish, please send us your orders and we will prepare them within 48 hours of the lifting of the lock down. We will be able to order most items on the day of the lifting but, some suppliers may take up to 3 days to supply us. We do not have, at the moment, any cigarettes or rolling tobaccos left. Be patient. We will work as quickly as humanly possible to get back on track and have your orders ready for collection. Thank you and be safe. From us with gratitude The Sturks Team

[02/09/20]   Sunday February 16 we will be having a service in honor of my dad Abe. A tombstone will be erected and some memories will be shared. Pinelands Jewish Cemetery No 2 at 10 a.m.

[12/28/19]   I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued and much valued support
Best wishes for 2020
Regards from us all at Sturks and Casa Tabacs

[12/02/19]   23 days to Christmas. Great cigars arrived last week. Please pop in and have a look. Also, some great new pipes. If you are looking for more than just smoking gifts, pop in to our sister store, Casa Tabacs, Gardens Shopping Centre, for a vast array of smoking and gifting items for both men and women. Happy holidays from us all: Dorothy, Theo, Advah, Nicola and myself

[10/07/19]   Good morning Sturks supporters. The store will be closed Wednesday October 9 but we are trading today and tomorrow and Thursday back to regular business hours. Thank you

[10/06/19]   Hi all. Winter seems to be resting and Sturks is quite happy to be basking in some much needed sunlight. Pop in. Some new pipes and Cubans now fully stocked

To friends of Sturks far and wide, my precious dad, Abe Bravo, left us very quietly in the early hours of Thursday morning, June 27. He was a gentle man, warm, humble, kind and a true man of honor and integrity. His generosity knew no bounds. A devoted husband, father and grandfather. He had a profound effect on everyone who he met. He is sorely missed. Our hearts are broken. A huge void in our lives.

[04/04/19]   Cape Town is hinting at the approach of winter. Time to visit to buy a new hand warmer (otherwise known as a pipe) together with your choice of tobacco - we will blend what you desire, ask Theo or Nicola will demonstrate the marvelous IQOS devices for the die hard cigarette smokers who need a better alternative. We look forward to being of service

6 weeks to XMAS. Great variety of cigars at Sturks as well as fabulous gifts for the holiday season. If you prefer after 5 shopping, Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning shopping, our sister store in the Gardens Shopping Center is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 7 and 8 to 5 Saturday and 9 to 2 Sunday. Besides having a well stocked humidor, Casa Tabacs also has a huge variety of gifting items for both men and women, smokers and non smokers. Casa Tabacs is also a preferred destination for Jekyll and Hide leather goods. Come visit.

Cape Town Central City Improvement District

Did you know that Sturk's Tobacconists in the Central City at 54 Shortmarket Street is 225 years old?

The shop is still going strong and celebrated this milestone in August this year. Congratulations Sturk's Tobacconists! Thank you for making the Central City your home.

Sturk's Tobacconists

Wonderful memories

Beautiful weather in Cape Town today. Pop in and look at our fabulous variety of smoking products and accessories. Great range of genuine leather Zippo wallets and much more

[08/08/18]   Winter is upon us. Do visit. We have marvelous pipes to help keep you warm. As always, our friendly and helpful members of team Sturks will be happy to assist.

[12/30/17]   Happy happy new year to all. May 2018 be a year of good cigars and fine tobaccos. Thanks for the support. See you next year

[12/03/17]   Hi. Second post in as many days. I would like to advise you wonderful Sturks supporters that I have another shop, Casa Tabacs, in the Gardens Centre. This is a very small space that I have worked hard at for the last 18 years. Whilst we don't keep Sturks loose mixes or loose tobaccos to be weighed (space the deterrent), Casa has a fine range of other tobaccos, pipes, cigars and a huge variety of smoker's requisites. What Casa has that Sturks does not is a huge range of ladies and gents leather wallets, purses, bags, computer bags and the like. Our range is very vast and our prices are extremely competitive. We also sell board games and very unusual gifting product (not available at Sturks). Our latest range is called Millefiori, an Italian brand of supreme quality offering home diffusers and sprays. This product is made from natural ingredients and the fragrance from one or two sprays lasts up to ten hours in an average size room. This range complements our old faithful Yankee Candles and diffuser ranges. Would love for you to pop in and have a look see (shopping for Xmas gifts would be rather fabulous too)

[12/01/17]   December 1st! Where has this year gone? Pop in for some excellent Xmas buys - cigars, humidors, cutters, pipes, new and imported as well as a good range of Peterson and Davidoff tobaccos. Our home blends are fresh and waiting. New summer hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30 to 5.30; Saturday's 8 to 2. We are closed Sundays and public holidays but Theo insists he will see you Boxing Day (26th) from 9 to 1

[11/05/17]   Good morning from windy Cape Town. Finally received a shipment of Petersen pipes. Pop in and have a look see. Full humidor ready for Xmas and many more goodies to make the smoker happy

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54 Shortmarket Street, Greenmarket Square
Cape Town

General information

After 219 years of service, Sturk's has become an integral part of Cape Town's Heritage. Specialists in Peterson Pipes & stockists of Savinelli, Keyser, Falcon, Dr Bond & others. Cuban, Dutch, Dominican, German, Swiss cigars and cigarellos, Cohiba, Romeo & Julieta, Punch, Hayo de Monterey, Montecristo & Davidoff are among the many brands that we stock. Clipper, Zippo, Rizla, Zig Zag papers, machines, lighters

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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