August 2009

Mabu Vinyl, the well-known music shop in Cape Town, will soon be celebrating its two-year anniversary in its more spacious new premises at 2 Rheede Street in Gardens. The shop is situated just off the corner of Kloof Street (next door to A&A Furnishers), and is just a “muffin’s throw away” from Vida e Caffé, the very popular nearby coffee shop in Kloof Street.

Mabu Vinyl carries a large selection of new and second hand items including LP records, 12” singles, 7” singles, 78’s, CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes, videos, books, T-shirts, comics, magazines, and even a selection of refurbished turntables and hi-fi’s. Mabu Vinyl buys, sells and trades in all and any of these items. The shop also carries a range of independent CD releases by a range of South African artists.

Mabu Vinyl grew out of the well-known Kloof Street bric-a-brac store, Kloofmart, which was run for many years by Johan Vosloo in the premises now occupied by Vida e Caffé. Jacques Vosloo, the owner’s son, started the record store in the back section of Kloofmart before the store moved to its next premises a few shops away, next to the other well-known Kloof Street music shop, High Five.

Then in October 2003, Mabu Vinyl again moved further down the road into its next premises in Buitenkloof Centre on the corner of Kloof and Buitensingel Streets. Soon after, Stephen Segerman joined Jacques in the store, adding a stock of CD’s, tapes, and DVD’s to the already huge selection of records that fills every corner of this eclectically decorated store.

The new Mabu Vinyl store has something for everyone with hundreds of 7″ singles, 12″ dance singles (for the many club DJ’s who frequent Mabu), and a broad range of rock, pop, jazz, soul, country, comedy, blues, soundtrack, South African and classical LP records. There is also a wide range of new and used CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes and books, mostly at reduced or sale prices, and the shop has many regular customers who love to take a few hours to browse through the many music items on display.

Parking for the new Mabu Vinyl store is available downstairs in the Rheede Centre parking garage, or at the nearby Kwikspar or Lifestyle centres in Kloof Street.

10 Responses to “About”

  1. Do you sell CD for independant artists?

  2. EuvrardG Says:

    Great service- will vist your store soon

  3. Lennie Says:

    I came into your shop a while ago and told you that I was with WEA andCBS call me on 0767834473
    Lennie neumann

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  5. Shondre Says:

    HI there,

    Do you perhabs turn cassette tapes into dvds?? I have so many cassettes at home of my childhood and would really love to have them put on dvds. Can you help me with this? and what is the costs?

  6. helgé Says:

    hello, I have been trying to price some old SA 7″ singles e.g. The Soul Brothers – Sibongile and Space – Magic Flight. Any idea where to begin?

  7. Bjorn Bergqvst Says:

    Great shop and great work with S. Rodriges. /Bjorn

  8. Nicholas Says:


    I have an old Philips radio/cassette/record player which needs repairs.
    Will you be able to assist?

    Kind regards

  9. riaad donough Says:

    Hi there I have very old vinyl collection record labels include his masteRs voice,columbia etc would you ppl b intrested

  10. Michelle Says:

    Hi there

    I have a box of CDs ( pop/rock from early 2000) that I’m not sure what to do with. I don’t really want to just throw it away. Are you able to assist/ suggest what to do?

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