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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 - 5:30 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

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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Nice market with a wide selection of items of Namibian craft

Nice collection of shops selling crafts from Namibia. After traveling around the country this place offers an excellent one stop for access to what you will find as you tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice collection of shops selling crafts from Namibia. After traveling around the country this place offers an excellent one stop for access to what you will find as you tour. Prices are not negotiable but there are also no high pressure tactics, just laid back and friendly service. Prices are very reasonable and only at a few markets in other... More 

Thank BobN06
Windhoek, Namibia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Craft Centre is a buzz with travellers buying all sorts of interesting Namibian arts and crafts or a wonderful place just to browse around. A definite destination should you wish to purchase something "Proudly Namibian" - from beautifully weaved baskets, to jewellery, frames, carvings, leather goods and clothing. The cafe which is situated within the actual craft centre with... More 

Thank Jenny S
Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ads differ: is it 30 or 40 small shops under one roof? In any case you have an impressive range of Namibian handicraft here. The place is neat, the vendors are not pushy (rather on the contrary), and credit cards are accepted. We found some really beautiful, colorful and expertly woven baskets from the Caprivi. Nowhere else in Windhoek... More 

Thank Reslysten54
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I really enjoyed seeing the local crafts...it is worth a look, and everyone can find something to support the local artists. I selected 2 woven baskets which I like very much.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ideal place to purchase your souvenirs. Amazing crafts and all price ranges covered. Helpful staff who are not "in your face", giving you time to browse at leisure. Parking available and lovely coffee shop.

Thank Katy H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Indeed a very convenient one stop shop to get all your souvenirs in a very safe clean and comfortable environment.

Thank JleRNamibia
Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

If you only have a short time to visit Namibia (or Windhoek) this is a great place to see what the country offers in crafts and souvenirs. There are dozens of small stalls under one roof, and most of the crafts are locally made or support a development project in some other part of the country. Many of the stalls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Clean, efficient, hassle free with lots of variety. Competitive prices and quality hand crafts. The convenience of vendors taking credit cards is fantastic. I bought a beautiful dress made of African Batik for a decent price. There is a nice cafe that makes some great shakes.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Namibia Craft Centre is a place where you can browse goods made by local people without being pressured to buy or forced to haggle. The prices are fixed (and fair). All kinds of art and craft items from across Namibia and surrounding countries were available - some traditional and some modern. There's onsite parking available.

Thank Angela B
Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love browsing around in all the little stalls and shops. The products are good quality and reasonably priced. I also like that you can now pay by with your debit/credit cards. I think it really represent most Namibian crafts, all under one roof. The people was really friendly and also kept my kids busy while I shopped.

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Namartcraft, Manager at Namibia Craft Centre, responded to this review

Dear African Profile Safaris, Thank you for your positive review of the Namibia Craft Centre. In order to improve our service offering we would appreciate to know if you would have any suggestions that would make you or your clients' visits more pleasant. Thank you Shareen Thude Manager - craftcentre@iway.na More 

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