Valley of the Olifants 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…