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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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Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Shopping for crafts in Windhoek

Namibia craft centre is a one stop shop if you're looking for African fabric, artefacts, curios and small gifts to remind you of Namibia. Particularly loved the way stuff is laid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Lusaka, Zambia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Namibia craft centre is a one stop shop if you're looking for African fabric, artefacts, curios and small gifts to remind you of Namibia. Particularly loved the way stuff is laid out by colour code in a very wide room. It makes it easier for the buyer to appreciate the goods and decide. Beautiful place!! They also do hand made... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shops to choose from and many different crafts on offer. I found the prices to be fair and the crafts of good quality. The cafe on the top floor offered delicious snacks and meals.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is in downtown Windhoek. It's a series of attached buildings with different craft shops and booths. Many of them are direct-from-artisan. Many opportunities to support different caused by buying art and crafts from different groups. Very reasonable prices. Washrooms are clean.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The craft centre, is a wonederful place for tourists or non tourists on the hunt for souvenirs or little African or truly Namibian items. What is wonderful here, is that you are in a safe surrounding and do not have to bother about a hand full of vendors harassing you to buy their products. You will find all kinds of... More 

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1 Thank BoveBeyond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The extensive craft centre offers different varieties of craft under one roof and is an easy walk from some of the hotels in Windhoek. Make sure you have enough time to browse the different shops and have something to eat at the little restaurant at the centre. No need to take cash as the centre offers swipe facilities so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Craft Shop has about 3 floors of small craft shops merged into one big craft market, relatively speaking. They sell all kinds of things, from hand made necklaces, hand made leather bags, hats, beads, crystals, to colorful decor for your office or home. The most special thing for me, is the restaurant within the Craft Centre. Best place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Any visitor, business, local people or holiday visitors from abroad finds a visit to Namibia Craft Centre refreshing and with a touch of class...in fact, a lot of class. The diversity of our Namibian cultures found under one roof in the work of art is simply exhillirating and one finds that time passes without realizing exactly why. To explain each... More 

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Thank Heila R
windhoek, namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

You can really go on a shopping spree here with crafts and jewellery as well as books and art. A couple of cosy restaurants add to the atmosphere. It is iust around the corner from the Windhoek CBD, so take the time and find some excellent Namibian gifts to take home.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We found the craft on our last day, so it was a shame that we were not able to spend more time browsing as there is just so much to see...and buy. Although I'm sure it is geared to tourists, prices didn't seem to be inflated as a consequence which was nice to see. At no point did we feel... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Really great range of presents to take back that are well made and reasonably priced. Great bookshop upstairs that is a must - wonderful scholarly books about social issues in Namibia that is worth a look. Very nice café upstairs too that do an amazing carrot cake!

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