Botswana & Namibia shopping

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Penduka

Penduka, which means ‘wake up’, operates a nonprofit women’s needlework project at Goreangab Dam, 8km northwest of the city centre. You can purchase needlework, baskets, carvings and fabric creations for fair prices…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Namibia Crafts Centre

This place is an outlet for heaps of wonderful Namibian inspiration – leatherwork, basketry, pottery, jewellery, needlework, hand-painted textiles and other material arts – and the artist and origin of each piece is…
Arts & Crafts in Greater Gaborone

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers

The village of Oodi is best known for the acclaimed Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, a cooperative established in 1973 to provide an economic base for women from Oodi, Matebeleng and Modipane. At the workshop, wool is hand-…
Arts & Crafts in Gaborone

Kalahari Quilts

These stunning quilts are made by Batswana women, overseen by the engaging Jenny Healy, and are a unique craft to take home. Each one bears an individual imprint, although all do a good job at capturing the primary-…
Arts & Crafts in Ghanzi

Gantsi Craft

This cooperative was established in 1983 as a craft outlet and training centre for the San. It’s an excellent place to shop for traditional San crafts, including hand-dyed textiles, decorated bags, leather aprons, b…
Arts & Crafts in Swakopmund

Cosdef Arts & Crafts Centre

This worthy project supports local artisans and unemployed people by providing a shopfront for their work. The quality is high and the overall message, one of building sustainability in local communities, is one tha…
Arts & Crafts in Gaborone

Botswanacraft

Botswana’s largest and best craft emporium sells traditional souvenirs, including pottery from Gabane and Thamaga, San jewellery and baskets from across the country, at fixed prices. It also has books, jewellery, ca…
Arts & Crafts in Gabane

Pelegano Village

Pelegano Village, established in 1982, is a wonderful artisan complex that offers local crafts such as hand-fired ceramics and wine bottles recycled into dinner glasses. Run by the women of Gabane, who are often the…
Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Old Breweries Craft Market

This hive of tourist shopping euphoria contains a heap of small and large shops with a range of African arts and crafts on offer. A couple of our favourite shops are Woven Arts of Africa, with some wonderfully fine …
Antiques in Swakopmund

Peter’s Antiques

This place is an Ali Baba’s cave of treasures, specialising in colonial relics, historic literature, West African art, politically incorrect German paraphernalia, and genuine West African fetishes and other artefact…