Limpopo shopping

Textiles in Valley of the Olifants

Mapusha Weaving Cooperative

Located on the outskirts of Acornhoek township, the Mapusha Weaving Cooperative was established in 1973 to give unemployed women a craft and an income. You can visit the loom-filled workshop next to the Catholic Mis…
Handicrafts in Valley of the Olifants


Next to the busy workshop, a shop sells vivid wall hangings, cushion covers, tunics and table mats, designed here and embroidered by 1200 local Shangaan women. The quality is very good and the designs are skilful an…
Ceramics in Phalaborwa


For a coffee stop and a browse through some wonderful locally made pottery at a little, landscaped, grass-roots initiative, venture north of Phalaborwa to Afrikania, hosted by (and signposted as) Bed in the Bush. Th…
Homewares in Polokwane

Yellow Lemontree

Stunning wood furnishings from northern India make a marvellous purchase (yes, it ships internationally), but it also has a range of stunning homewares that you can squeeze into your suitcase. Also has a shop downto…
Arts & Crafts in Vaalwater


Next to an essential oils factory and close to Horizon Horseback Adventures, Beadle is a community project that sells attractive leather and beaded crafts, handmade in the workshop by local villagers.
Textiles in Elim

Twananani Textiles

In the village of Mbokota southeast of Elim, local women create stunning, colourful textiles using traditional Tsonga designs through batik, hand painting, block printing, dying, beadwork and embroidery.
Arts & Crafts in Elim

Mukondeni Pottery Village

This group of 15 women produce traditional- and contemporary-design pottery, including, pots, bowls and beads. It's in Mukondeni, southeast of Elim.