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Machilla Magic

19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
+258 82 393 3428
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Not your typical craft shop

Funky craft shop of various articles made by locals so worth a visit to support the local economy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fred F
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Bedrock
One of the best cfrats shop in Mozambique!

You can find wonderful crafts here, all made by local people with recicled materials. Prices are... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Lupinha1960
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Brussels, Belgium
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Machilla Magic is a 'Fair Trade Tourism' Certified community project that works with over 60 artists and their families in Vilankulo (Mozambique) and its surrounding area. We have a wide range of diverse arts and crafts, 95% of which are made from recycled materials. We work on a Fair Trade system with our Artists and all raw materials are harvested in a sustainable way. Prices start at less than one US Dollar.
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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“local artists” (9 reviews)
“fair trade” (5 reviews)
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19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
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+258 82 393 3428
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Funky craft shop of various articles made by locals so worth a visit to support the local economy. Not a large collection of standard tourist items, but interesting art objects, large and small.

Thank Fred F
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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review and for taking the time to come and visit our gallery, look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

You can find wonderful crafts here, all made by local people with recicled materials. Prices are very reasonable and people thre are really quite nice and interested in explaining everything about their work.More

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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed visiting us, hope you found some lovely treasures to take home with you. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Beautiful crafts made by the local people with great recycling of products to make these gifts. Very friendly Manager

Thank NTW11
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Locally made, very reasonably priced. Come here to get something local to bring home. Make sure you have the receipt with you at the airport.

Thank Greg R
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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you much for your wonderful review, we really appreciate you taking the time to come and visit our community gallery. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo.The Machilla Magic Family :)

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I really liked the fact that the couple who started this have got depthfull roots with the local community and are genuinely involved in promoting local artists and sharing their skills and opportunities with the locals.

Thank edwinColombo
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

It is well worth visiting Machila Magic. It is a store cum workshop where you find good quality artifacts from Mozambique that benefit the local community. The prices are fixed and fair.

Thank Daphne R
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great Mozambiquan curios for sale & managed by some very friendly people. It's sometimes difficult to find local art for sale & this little spot has a good variety. If you're driving North from Vilanculos - only a couple of kms out of town.

Thank Jennifer L
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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review, glad you enjoyed the visit, we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Such a clever idea and lots of beautiful items to buy! It was great to see the local talent and work being demonstrated. Definitely worth a visit :)

Thank alixmoreillon
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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Nice to experience a fair trade shopping experience that sells only locally produced goods in Vilankulos. Some beautiful pieces - an extraordinary and quirky carved ship that doubled as a money-box. Fantastic woven loungers and carpets. Some nice Tsoko boards and shopping bags. Fun and...More

Thank Penny G
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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Very kind words, thank you so much for the support.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Probably the best curio shop I ever been in Mozambique. A local community project with beautiful - and not expensive - craftwork, in general different from the common things that one finds all over the country

Thank CarlaMz
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Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much, what wonderful and kind words, so pleased you enjoyed your experience visiting our gallery. We look forward to your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

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