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Namibia Craft Centre

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Address: 40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone Number: +264 61 247 2222
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
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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First venue to start your Namibian tour.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Crafts were of high quality, but you might get better bargains on the street. The cafe was high quality and had interesting choices and solid service, and shade. The wild fig drink was not to my taste, too sugary and artificial in appearance, but the muffins were tasty.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are lots of nice arts and crafts found at this market centre. The's a combination of local art is made in Namibia (typically with information provided on who made it) and some of that dime-a-dozen touristy knick-nacks. Prices for local Namibian art is higher than if you were to by off the artists themselves since you are buying from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This building houses a good collection of local craftspeople and an excellent variety of souvenirs. However, be sure to ask the vendor where the item was made as some of the products have been imported from South Africa, but it appears most were made in Namibia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It is worth a visit. Prices are not expensive and we found things from many parts of the country (we made a round trip through Namibia). We could not try the cafe inside the building that it seems to be very tasteful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great place to shop for all sorts of souveniers before going home, including one of the best book selections if you want facts on Namibia. Fairy easy to find parking on the street below the shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

very nice place with a specific atmosphere, full of interesting and unusual things and souvenirs. Do not miss their cafe and try amazing selection of coffee and beverages.

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Additional Information about Namibia Craft Centre

Address: Address: 40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone Number: +264 61 247 2222
Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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