Short History

Wrex Trollope and family entered this market in 1995 and opened the first store in Bellville. A second store was soon opened in Tableview, managed by his daughter, Samantha. They quickly became the leading supplier of fireplaces and braais in the Western Cape, due to Wrex's strict policy of service excellence. In 2004 it was decided to enlarge the product range to include popular fireplace stoves from Europe. Wrex and his wife Stevie spent a total of 3 months traveling through Europe, visiting a host of factories, to find the best products for the South African market. They started importing Closed System Fireplaces, Europeans refer to them as "Stoves", in 2005.

Son in law Vaughn and Justine, Wrex and Stevie's second daughter, add value and numbers to this dynamic family business. With Wrex and Vaughn doing sales at the showroom and Stevie, Samantha and Justine running the warehouse, this well oiled operation can guarantee you the greatest of service, products and backup.

Fireplace City in Stikland was launched in January 2006. It was the only specialist Closed System Stove showroom in the Western Cape and probably South Africa. Offering more than ten makes of Stoves under one roof giving our clients an unparalleled choice in products, along with more than a decade of expertise.

In 2007 a new showroom was established at 17 Hibiscus Street Ridgeworth Bellville. Once again making us known as the yellow house on Durban rd.

In 2011 After growing from strength to strength Fireplace City outgrew this humble showroom and moved to a upmarket 150 square meter showroom at 304 Durbanville Ave, The Bridge Centre, 600m closer to the N1 National highway.

Fireplace City's Stikland branch has become a large warehouse to facilitate the logistics of this well oiled machine.

Fireplace City now has the ability to showcase even more closed system fireplaces and to provide an even larger selection for clients to view.


Our motto will not change;

“We offer the kind of service that others find too much trouble”

Our amazing range of imported products will soon be available throughout South Africa! 

Contact us if you are interested.


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Phone: +27 21 919 0492

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Office/Showroom Address

304 Durban Road
The Bridge Centre
Cape Town

(Same centre as Nedbank and Easylife Kitchens)

Office/Showroom Hours

Mon to Friday - 8:30am till 5pm

Saterday - 9:00am till 1:00pm

Sunday - closed

E-mails welcome all year round