Murdocks Jewellery Store
EST 1897


The classic contemporary Murdocks store is situated in the heart of the bustling V&A Waterfront – a shopper's haven in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. We are proud to offer an extensive range of traditional as well as modern fine jewellery pieces and a selection of prestigious watch brands.


At Murdocks we are committed to offering a lifetime of service to all of our clients. We look forward to welcoming you to our shop where you will be inspired – whatever the occasion!


James Edgar Murdock came to South Africa from England in 1896 and decided to set up a jewellery business. In 1897 he opened Murdock's Watchmakers and Jewellers in a small shop on the corner of Parliament and Longmarket Streets in Cape Town.

Through the years, eminent customers of Murdocks have included Cecil John Rhodes, King George and Queen Frederika of Greece. Cecil John Rhodes, apparently declined to alight from his vehicle and make the short journey into the shop, but insisted instead that the shop come to him.

There is a fine tradition of service that is offered at Murdocks and there are many clients like Rhodes, where the jewellery is taken to the client! The friendly staff will ensure you select the right item whether for investment or just pure indulgence.


You will also discover why when purchasing a jewellery piece from Murdocks, you are buying into a heritage which expands a century.

Queen Frederika of Greece
King George
Murdocks 1897


We are proud to offer an extensive range of traditional as well as modern fine jewellery pieces and a selection of prestigious watch brands.

Whether you are buying for investment or pure indulgence, we know that you will find a piece that suits your personality.

We also offer a wide range of certified loose diamonds and tanzanites, which are all 100% conflict free to choose from.

Should we not have your ideal stone on hand, we can procure it for you within 24 hours at factory prices.





Design and Manufacture

Are you dreaming of a beautiful piece of unique jewellery?

We offer a design service which caters for exclusive pieces made with your choice of stone and platinum or gold settings.

Our designers will be able to assist in transforming your thoughts and ideas into unique jewellery pieces. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

With accurate attention to detail, our goldsmiths will be sure to manufacture your piece exactly to your specifications. Depending on the intricacy of your design, we will be able to supply the finished jewellery piece within 24 hours.


Courtesy Transport Service

We will happily collect and return you to your hotel anywhere within the Cape Town area.


Appraisals and Valuations  

Jewellery appraisals and valuation certificates can be issued for your jewellery as requested.


Jewellery and Watch repairs


Shop 122, Victoria Wharf, Breakwater Blvd,

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: +27 21 419 0302 \\ Fax: 086 669 5914 \\ murdockswf@tjd.co.za

Postal Address: P.O Box 1758, Cape Town 8000

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- Exit the Airport and continue for approx 3 km

- Merge onto the N2 HIGHWAY


- After approx 18 km move into lane with M6 / SEA POINT / WATERFRONT SIGN

- Turn right at traffic light into Main Gate of the V&A Waterfront (Coen Steytler Entrance)