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Caprivi Crafts

We stopped at Mashi Crafts and enjoyed the info supplied regarding the different basket weaving... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Cheryl T
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Unclear opening hours, but definitely worth a visit

The Mashi Crafts Shop in Kongola is situated across the road from the Engen station, right on the... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2014
Akka J
,
Pretoria
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49 Cnr B8 / C, Kongola, Namibia
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Ran into Mashi Crafts while camping at Mukolo Bush Camp. What a delightful experiance. Crafts are of excellent quality and reasobably priced. You can support the Caprivi community by purchasing an authentic souvenir or 2. The souvenirs are not necessarily dust collectors but can be...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Lots of crafts on display but totally overpriced. Service was very unfriendly. Would definitely not go back.

Thank Jacomien V
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Ran into this place by accident. Nice shaded parking area and bathrooms are available. The crafts are made locally and the sales of these products help the local economy specifically a number of local groups that live in this part of Namibia. Some very nice...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Mashi Crafts and enjoyed the info supplied regarding the different basket weaving styles and methods practised in the region. A variety of Tamboti and Leadwood items to purchase as well as woven baskets, bowls and placemats. Prices mid to high, but supports...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed January 21, 2017

A very pleasant sales man, Mr Bester, and the variety in the shop is stunning, all local products, beautiful baskets, wooden bowls, sarongs, etc.

Thank Ushiwe
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Big room full of locally produced products that are not sold via intermediaries. The women running the shop was not there when we arrived. She was in the nearby post office close to the petrol station and opened the shop only for us. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank pmarpo
Reviewed September 2, 2015

If you are passing through Kongola, this is a must-stop. It has beautiful crafts and is another way for communities to sustainably manage their natural resources. Very impressive overall.

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Worth a quick visit! Small and generic. Unfortunately it seems that they have been spoiled by big $$$ spenders.

1  Thank LukaGeertsema
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very good place where you can buy excellent art craft and help people of the caprivi area who made it. Best place in Namibia.Good value.

1  Thank wayan55
Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Mashi Crafts Shop in Kongola is situated across the road from the Engen station, right on the intersection of the B8 (the Caprivi highway) and the C49 (currently under construction from about 15 kms south of Kongola all the way through). The Shop consists...More

Thank Akka J
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