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Namibia Craft Centre

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Address: 40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone Number: 26461242222
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9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Approximately 38 craft stalls from rural communities, ethnic groups and...
Approximately 38 craft stalls from rural communities, ethnic groups and projects sell Namibian handicraft here, which range from jewellery to carved tree roots. We have the freshest Namibian food and best cheesecake and apple crumble in town! Our Craft Cafe is known all over the world for its stylish and excellent food. We support Namibian micro and small enterprises, and contribute to the fight against poverty through the sale of Namibian craft. Over 4,000 producers and their families derive an income from sales of their craft. We support Namibian design and product development, which is reflected in our large range of unique and quality products. We encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and sustainable utilization of Namibian natural resources. Vendors inside the Namibia Craft Centre may stock up to 5% of non-Namibian, but African handi-craft. No goods from outside the continent may be sold inside the Craft Centre. Some handi-craft and materials are hard to come by in Namibia, which is why we have made this concession. Staff should be able to tell you exactly the origin of most goods.
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Arts and crafts - coffee and cake.

We called in for a quick visit and a cup of coffee. There are lots of crafts to buy and some really lovely items at very reasonable prices. I bought a lovely copper wire, beaded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We called in for a quick visit and a cup of coffee. There are lots of crafts to buy and some really lovely items at very reasonable prices. I bought a lovely copper wire, beaded braclet for 90 Namibian dollars. Allot of the crafts are sold to help local communities. We also had one of the best apple crumble we... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not too big, not too busy. Beautiful and interesting crafts. Reasonable prices. No-one following you around trying to convince you to buy their crafts.

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Windhoek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This must be the best place to buy your souvenirs. You can stroll around in peace without a crowd following you to sell their wares.There is also a café and bathroom. You can easily to spend all day here.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Lots to see and an experience from a variety of cultures - from the art pieces to the woven materials all from the various cultures in Namibia is a place to visit! Expect to ensure a wallet full of Namibia Dollars!

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Dunn Loring, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Craft Center is a good place to see a lot of local arts/crafts in one spot. No high pressure sales scene and there is some first rate items for sale. Doesn't stay open late on weekends but they seems true about a lot of places in Windhoek...

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Vivo, Limpopo, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place to stroll around and have a look at the different crafts and art for sale. Prices are a bit high but its convenient to have everything in one location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I take visitors, +/- 13 cultures , info excellent. Art teach about cultures. Perfect venue to start.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Craft Center is part of a complex with a large number of shops of different kind. There are bars, souvenir shops, pet outlets, you name it. The complex also houses very special places like Joojo's Cafe (vinyl music only) and The Warehouse which offers often great live shows. The Craft Centre itself is strangely selective on what is sold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Craft Centre features amazing crafts made by Namibian artists. Great prices and you know that you are supporting local artists rather than manufacturers. The cafe also has amazing breakfast & lunch options. A must-see in Windhoek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

They have really beautiful things for decent prices. These are high quality crafts and things you will use and enjoy giving: gorgeous baskets and wooden bowls, cool jewelry that you would wear outside a safari, lovely woven goods and some really good photography. I highly recommend it. One of my favorite shopping experiences outside the States.

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