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Gift Shop


The museum shop is named after our most famous exhibit, the wandering hippo.


In our shop you will find articles from local crafters for sale. These articles each carry a tag with the crafters name and locality. We carry beadwork, both traditional and modern, articles made from amajamani, traditional pipes and walking sticks.

A selection of books available from the gift shop



Owen, David 'Ubukhosi Neenkokeli:
A Directory of Eastern Cape Black Leaders from c. 1700 to 1990
Albany Museum, Grahamstown, 1994 (R20.00)
Holt, Basil 'Greatheart of the Border:
A Life of John Brownlee, Pioneer Missionary in SA,
Missionary Museum, King William's Town, 1976 (R20.00)



Schuch, Gabrielle & Gillian Vernon 'Guten Appetit:
Recipes and Traditions for All Occasions from the Germany community of the Eastern Cape,
Border Historical Society, East London, 1997 (R34.90)
Younghusband, Peter 'Huberta:
The Story of the hippopotamus who became Famous'
Tafelberg, 2006



Xotyeni, Enos 'Enyathuwuli, My Home
(edited and foreword by Dr Manton Hirst), Amathole Museum, 2008 (R30.00)
Widening the Scope:
German Settlers on the Border,
Amathole Museum, 2009.

All books are available from Huberta's Hoekie or can be ordered from the museum. Please add handling & postage fees of R20.00 per individual order.

See Contact us for further details.