Sturk's Tobacconists

Sturk's Tobacconists is a tobacconist based in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town, South Africa. Founded on 1 August 1793 is notable for being the oldest tobacconist[1][2] and possibly oldest business in South Africa.[3][4] Its physical location closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting tobacco sales ban during the pandemic lockdown period.[3][2][5]

Sturk's Tobacconists
FoundedAugust 1, 1793; 229 years ago (1793-08-01) in Cape Town, South Africa
HeadquartersGreenmarket Square, ,
South Africa
Productstobacco products


  1. ^ Sandiso, Phaliso (8 October 2015). "Tobacco display restrictions 'absurd'". Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  2. ^ a b Magubane, Khulekani. "We're not going anywhere, says Mzansi's oldest tobacconist". Fin24. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  3. ^ a b "Sturks Tobacco Shop shuts Greenmarket Square doors after 226 years". CapeTalk. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  4. ^ Ndamase, Siphesihle (2020-06-02). "226-Year-old shop closing its doors due to prolonged tobacco ban". Briefly. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  5. ^ "After 226 years, Sturk's Tobacconists closes its doors". Retrieved 2020-07-29.

Coordinates: 33°55′20″S 18°25′12″E / 33.922174°S 18.419953°E / -33.922174; 18.419953