Swakopmund shopping

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…
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…
Books in Swakopmund

Die Muschel Book & Art Shop

Swakopmund's best bookshop, with German- and English-language books. It's great for guides and maps, and esoteric works on art and local history are also available here.
Arts & Crafts in Swakopmund


Handicrafts and homewares from across Africa make this shop a modern-day Aladdin's Cave of pottery, fabrics, jewellery, baskets, masks and statues and just about anything else that takes the owners' fancy. Not every…
Arts & Crafts in Swakopmund

Baraka Le Afrique

Baraka has a quirky portfolio that ranges from pith helmets and a handful of antique African maps to Tintin in the Congo clocks and modern versions of colonial nostalgia homewares.
Homewares in Swakopmund

Karakulia Weavers

This local carpet factory produces original and beautiful African rugs, carpets and wall hangings in karakul wool and offers tours of the spinning, dyeing and weaving processes.
Market in Swakopmund

Craft Market

Swakopmund's artisans and souvenir sellers have gathered together here all in the one place. It's worth a wander, although the quality varies, and there are an awful lot of carved-wood giraffes.
Books in Swakopmund

Swakopmunder Buchhandlung

A wide selection of literature from various genres.