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African Art Centre

15 Station Drive, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 312 3804
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Excellent community-based shop

Excellent shop with high-quality art and crafts. Many unique items not usually found elsewhere... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Los Angeles, California

Well I left 5 shoppers there . Told them to take their time. Forty five minutes later I had to... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Edward N
York, Pennsylvania
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“local crafts” (2 reviews)
“fabric” (3 reviews)
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15 Station Drive, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Excellent shop with high-quality art and crafts. Many unique items not usually found elsewhere. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who will pack things nicely for your trip back home. All items are a considerable step above the usual stuff in tourist shops and street stands. Prices...More

1  Thank UVnLA
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Well I left 5 shoppers there . Told them to take their time. Forty five minutes later I had to give them a 5 minute warning . It was hard to get them out of the shop, there were so many interesting items to choice...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A wide range of curated artisan goods from across KwaZulu-Natal. The show room has many pieces to choose from and also it is possible to custom order pieces via the Centre.

1  Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 13 December 2016

we always visit this place when i durban, they support a number of local artist and we have bought many times over time . refined and different every time we come

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The day I went, I got to see some ladies actually doing bead work there. They have lots of paintings, wood crafts, bead crafts etc. The items are actually hand made by African artists, not factory made, which I appreciate. I bought a couple of...More

1  Thank adventureseekerJK
Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a great place to browse and observe local crafts women creating amazing works of art, from beading to sculpting. A great place to not only browse but to also purchase a piece of art or craft which focuses on KwaZulu-Natal tradition.

Thank jameslesleyc
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Visited at the recommendation of our hotel. Drove around a bit to find somewhere to park. Was impressed by the pottery and the jewellery, buying several pieces of beaded jewellery and a small woven pot. During our visit however, not one person spoke to us...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Authentic African beaded jewelry and Christmas decorations, wire bowls, wooden statues, and fabrics.

Thank Kerry E
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Nice collection of crafts. Didn't have time for a grand tour of galleries or markets. They have a wide selection of telephone wire crafts, baskets, ceramics and other items--big and small, mostly under $100US, with some as little as US$4-5. You can see fairly typical...More

Thank RichfromDC
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We didn't have a lot of time for shopping on our trip, but we are glad we went here. Its not huge, but the pieces on display are lovely, of high quality and prices very reasonable. Watched a group of people doing wirework and bought...More

1  Thank grayfam
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