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February 2018: The water-deprived agricultural sector in the Mother City will receive 7–10 million cubic metres of water from the Groenland Water Users Association (GWUA), bringing some much-needed relief to water-strapped Capetonians. And as a means of paying it forward, Toy Kingdom – South Africa’s leading toy retailer has donated dozens of toys to a local orphanage in the Elgin community.

“We are experiencing the worst drought in over a century and thanks to the GWUA and its significant contribution, Day Zero has been pushed back. As a business and as residents of this city, we are immensely grateful for their aid and support during a time when we need it most. This donation is our way of saying thank you,” says Henri van Wijk, Managing Director at Toy Kingdom.

Kristine Hart, Brand Manager at Toy Kingdom handed-over a range of wood and bamboo toys that included doll houses, scooters, musical instruments, as well as educational toys to the Agape Children’s Home in Elgin as Toy Kingdom’s token of appreciation. “We’re hoping that the exciting new editions to the Agape toy boxes will make playtime fun and extra special for the kids for a long time to come,” Hart says.
Earlier this month, the group of deciduous fruit growers from Grabouw and Elgin agreed to provide the Mother City with a “one-off” supply of water from their private dams, as a result Day Zero has been pushed to 4 June.
Toy Kingdom is Africa’s most loved toy store with 24 retail stores, offering the latest and most recognised toy brands to families. Toy Kingdom brings together unrivalled quality toys, beautifully designed stores and friendly and knowledgeable staff who encourage children and parents to interact and play with the toys. Each store is designed not as a retail space but rather around the concept of play, creating a unique in-store experience of toadally charming fun.

What started as a single store with 8 employees in 2007 has grown into a multi-national operation with multiple stores and more than 350 employees. For more information, visit

Toy Kingdom stores across South Africa:

The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Canal Walk, Cape Town
Tyger Valley, Cape Town
Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, Cape Town
Cape Gate, Cape Town
Blue Route Mall, Cape Town
Mountain Mill, Worcester
Somerset Mall, Somerset West
Gateway Theatre of Shopping, North of Durban
Ballito Junction, Durban
Sandton City, Johannesburg
Cresta Shopping Centre, Johannesburg
East Rand Mall, Johannesburg
Clearwater Mall, Johannesburg
Forest Hill City, Pretoria
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria
Centurion Mall, Pretoria
Woodlands Boulevard, Pretoria
Milimani City Mall, Tanzania
Toy Kingdom is also located in the following Edgars stores:

Canal Walk, Cape Town
Sandton, Johannesburg
Eastgate Shopping Centre, Johannesburg
Mall of Africa, Midrand Johannesburg
The Pavilion, Durban