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Namibia Craft Centre

40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 242 222
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Good food and nice shops in this place. Friendly staff and almost in the centre of Windhoek. Shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
terribleyeti
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Denderleeuw
via mobile
City Crafts and a good meal

Being a resident and always skipping this spot, I had no idea what I was avoiding. A big expat and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Ashley D
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Windhoek, Namibia
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good54%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“under one roof” (11 reviews)
“one stop shop” (5 reviews)
“apple crumble” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and nice shops in this place. Friendly staff and almost in the centre of Windhoek. Shops have specific items to sell.

Thank terribleyeti
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Being a resident and always skipping this spot, I had no idea what I was avoiding. A big expat and tourist spot, your guaranteed to enjoy a melting pot of culture and good food. The cafe prepares wholesome meals catering for a variety of palettes....More

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This facility hosts a variety of venders selling their handmade products. Its very authentic and made with utmost care and precision. You will surely find a little souvenir to take back home reminding you of the warmth of the Namibian people.

Thank Annemarie N
Reviewed 29 October 2017

When I'm in Namibia I always make a plan to go to the craft centre. Not only does it offer crafts - from beads, clothes, wood etc but there is a coffee shop and a book shop on the premises. You can pay with a...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
Namartcraft, Manager at Namibia Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your positive and helpful review, Shareen Thude GM Craft Centre

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This craft market has a little bit of everything. While you can't bargain, if need to browse in one place and don't have time to run around, this is a good one stop shop so to speak. There is a cafe there and though they...More

Thank Miotoni
Namartcraft, Manager at Namibia Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Miotoni, Thank you for your review. We have had some problems with the national networks in general, so we apologise for the fact that you could not access wifi. Next time you could also ask the Craft Centre management office for guest access to...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Lots of locally made crafts. Perfect for buying those last minute souvenirs. Handbags, bangles, batik, carvings etc etc

Thank NYTim
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The market has two floors, with a great variety of handcrafts, from wooden objects to tapestry and metal works. Prices are just, and one can always bargain.

Thank Ricardo M
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Swift morning visit to the craft centre was pleasant. Lots to see, especially the carvings around the outside. Didn't feel pressurised to buy anything, with a range of products available from textiles through jewellery leather goods and carvings. Maybe more expensive than street vendors, but...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This was a great opportunity to visit and buy genuine African art. Of course not all is high end art but in general most things offered are quite unique.

Thank Roland_VanRens
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It seems to me most of the high reviews for this place were given by men. The things they sell here are extremely over prices compares to rest of the continent, and they sell the same things I've been seeing in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe...More

Thank melbgirl123
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Hilary Nonofo M
14 December 2016|
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Response from Namartcraft | Property representative |
Absolutely no charge!
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Lincy R
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
23 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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