Namibia Craft Centre

Namibia Craft Centre, Windhoek: Hours, Address, Namibia Craft Centre Reviews: 4/5

Namibia Craft Centre
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Flea & Street Markets
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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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 increase income 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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Francesca R
30 contributions
Family
Very interesting site to buy Namibian artisan craft. There is a nice restaurant to taste good Namibian food
Written August 25, 2016
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Greg Z
Portland, OR96 contributions
Friends
Was in Namibia recently visiting friends and always like to bring home locally made gifts and souvenirs. Found the Namibia Craft Centre in Windhoek to have an incredible selection of locally made goods of all varieties. Prices were in line with those at retail stores but not as cheap as vendors on the street. Would definitely recommend a visit.
Written October 28, 2018
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terribleyeti
Brussels, Belgium10 contributions
Couples
Good food and nice shops in this place. Friendly staff and almost in the centre of Windhoek. Shops have specific items to sell.
Written December 6, 2017
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Adre D
1 contribution
Family
Buyers be aware! When you buy anything at this place, check when they wrap what you've bought...I bought alot of key rings and little bits and pieces and they wrapped it for me for the airplane, as I unwrap in the UK half the stuff I bought wasn't there...I can say they stole my money, and alot of it and put what I bought back on the shelf for the next customer:(!!!

I am truly disappointed! Thank you Nambia for your awful mindset robbing from tourists!

Lost my support
Written October 8, 2020
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Dear Sir / Madam, I am truly sorry that you were treated this way. We take our business and reputation very seriously. Can you please send me more details of the type of goods you bought, at which stall or rather the position if you dont recall so that I can take this up as a matter of serious urgency. You are most welcome to email me directly at craftcentre@iway.na our landline is +264 61 242222 or mobile +264 81 124 0982 Thank you Shareen Thude General Manager
Written October 9, 2020
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olga_and_vadim
Shchyolkovo, Russia95 contributions
Family
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.
Written January 9, 2015
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jaagaume
Antony, France138 contributions
Should you need some souvenirs , look no further. In particular a young craftsman carving stones and making jewellery pieces on the premises. Reasonable prices too.
Written January 5, 2020
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Alex
Landsmeer, The Netherlands128 contributions
A few hours before we flew home we spend a few hours in the craft Centre. There are a lot of different vendors with great items. For example we bought wooden giraffes, wooden Mancala (African board game), Etosha & Sossuvlei sand. If you are tired you can have a great lunch in the cafeteria.
Written October 12, 2019
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GHamp23
San Francisco, CA215 contributions
Friends
Interesting this is listed as #2 thing to do in Windhoek. Good place to grab last minute gifts before you head home. Credit cards are accepted at all booths. Decent prices compared to other shops visited. No African masks.
Written July 18, 2019
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SanT
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
Solo
I spent a great afternoon looking at what was on offer, managed to pick a few items and there was a great selection. The cafe was great! Serves some lovely food and delicious cakes perfect for your tea break after all that shopping!! I am still in town for a few more days, I might just pop in again...
Written July 18, 2019
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Monikey2013
Cape Town Central, South Africa169 contributions
Couples
You can find here som really nice crafts, but most of it you get all over southern Africa. Prices are also quite high for the "local" staff. Craft coffee there also nothing special and expensive. It is typical place for tourist to spend money.
Written June 2, 2017
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  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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