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Namibia Craft Centre

40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 242 222
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Excellent souvenir stop!

We visited here on our last day and it was a highlight of our trip! There were lots of artwork and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grace C
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United States
Reasonable and good variety

Most handicrafts available in various parts of Southern Africa are similar in design. The craft... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Akhil B
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New Delhi
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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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“nice cafe” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
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+264 61 242 222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here on our last day and it was a highlight of our trip! There were lots of artwork and sourvenirs made by local Namibian artists. During our tour, we had stopped along the way to purchase handicrafts by local tribal communities, however the...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most handicrafts available in various parts of Southern Africa are similar in design. The craft centre in Windhoek has about 40 shops that sell a wide range. Some have fixed prices. Others negotiate. Credit cards accepted in most shops. Prices are better than in fancy...More

Thank Akhil B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The center offers a wide variety of Namibian crafts in a relatively small space. The space encompasses both an upstairs and downstairs. Therefore, be sure not to miss the upstairs area. In addition to crafts, the upstairs area also includes a small coffee bar and...More

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get several floors and the center is organized according to local association/ craft companies( woodcraft , garments, book, gems, ect....), it's a kind of fair trade organization. Judging if prices are competitive or not, I let everybody make his mind and for sure your...More

Thank Denis85_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved their cafe and their terrasse. Gives a good idea of the local art, but you can't bargain the prices.

Thank Veronique-Nyon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this craft centre to have some really beautiful things, but compared to other places in Namibia it is very expensive.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Monikey2013
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The craft centre offers a broad range of souvenirs - From the typical Makalani nut carving and lots of animals carved in wood or made of beads, you can also find all sort of things - From jewellery to table cloths - made by local...More

1  Thank Marietta232
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lovely to see an old building in the city centre put to good use - and this craft centre combines and offers many different styles, businesses and individual hand crafts and skills under one roof. Nicely laid out and not boring, you can find many...More

1  Thank Toff_Hill
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this place with many different stall holders selling their wares. Jewellery, fabric goods, recycled goods, wooden carvings, paintings etc. Prices vary from the very expensive to reasonable. Good variety. Enjoyed lunch at the quirky restaurant upstairs - sit on the varanda and watch the...More

1  Thank dacabs
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hilary Nonofo M
what is the entry charge
14 December 2016|
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Response from Namartcraft | Property representative |
Absolutely no charge!
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Lincy R
Hi I'd like to know where this is situated, and what days are they open and the times, thank you.
16 July 2015|
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Response from Namartcraft | Property representative |
Hi Lincy, Somehow I missed this question Weekdays: 09:00 - 17:30 Weekends and public holidays: 09:00 - 13:30
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Namartcraft
Vendors inside the Namibia Craft Centre may stock up to 5% of non-Namibian, 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 management have made this concession. Staff should be able to tell you exactly the origin of most goods.
24 March 2015|
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Response from mikeprodanovic | Reviewed this property |
In the middle of city inside old beer factory. You can not missed it. Also plan to sit and enjoy in cafe restaurant.
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