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African arts in recycled materials

Machilla magic is so much worse the journey if you wanna see or buy some African fine art made of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra P
Worth a visit

Great little shop next to VBL with a range of craft items. Pleased to support local artists and a... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Fiddlers333
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Machilla Magic is a 'Fair Trade Tourism' Certified community project that works with over 60 artists and their families in Vilankulo (Mozambique) and its surrounding area. We have a wide range of diverse arts and crafts, 95% of which are made from...more
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19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Machilla magic is so much worse the journey if you wanna see or buy some African fine art made of recycled materials. Luca will also warmly welcome you and be happy to introduce this fair trade project as he is one of the numerous artists...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Great little shop next to VBL with a range of craft items. Pleased to support local artists and a sustainable venture benefiting the local community

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Fiddlers333
Machilla_Magic, Manager at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your visit. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed July 4, 2019

The shop has a reasonable selection of local eco-friendly products which made nice souvenirs of our trip to Vilankulo.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Nice place to go look and you can get some great memorabilia here they have a lot of different things there for everyone's pocket. Not sure how I would get full wodden canoe back in the plane though. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Lovely place to buy locally made crafts. Staff are friendly and not pushy. Really enjoyed our visit there.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LilianM1874
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thanks so much for your kind review, we so pleased you enjoyed your visit We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic family :)

Reviewed June 18, 2019

I enjoyed exploring Machilla Magic and seeing the awesome locally made items, not only do they make awesome gifts and souvenirs but its a great way to support the community!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amy G
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you in your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic family :)

Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here as part of a town trip with Santorini. Staff was friendly and didn’t pressure us to buy anything. We ended up getting a couple small carved wooden animals, a bag, a sandalwood box and a little giraffe sculpture. Prices were not unreasonable and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 485cecilyc
Reviewed June 4, 2019

support local artists and walk away with stunning stuff; from bags to key-rings to light fittings, Machilla Magic upcycles and recycles with crativity.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Penza57
Reviewed April 24, 2019

What a lovely store, looks absolutely magical and such a great variety of beautifully made items for every area of the house, or gift shopping. You can truly take a piece of Mozambique home with you. Only snag was at Vilanculos airport being harassed and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Machilla_Magic, Manager at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to visit our community gallery. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulos. The Machilla Magic family :)

Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful unique handicrafts made locally - definitely worth a visit. If you are looking for gifts or a treat to take home as a memory - you’ll find some gorgeous things here.

Date of experience: February 2019
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