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Machilla Magic

19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
+258 82 393 3428
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Ethical high quality craft market.

If you are looking for some wooden crafts and curios to take away from Vilanculos as a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
gillybarwick
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Hampshire
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A fun stop in Vilanculos

This shop sells products made by the local community and was a pleasure to shop at. We found some... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Kathy S
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fair trade” (5 reviews)
“great shop” (3 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 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for some wooden crafts and curios to take away from Vilanculos as a souvenir/gift, then Machilla Magic is the only place to come. Extremely reasonable prices and all materials ethically sourced, with local craftsmen turning them into magical gifts. I wish...More

Thank gillybarwick
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

What a wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit our gallery, we really appreciate it. So pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This shop sells products made by the local community and was a pleasure to shop at. We found some lovely bracelets and wooden key chains at very reasonable prices (cheaper than the vendors on the beach) without the need (or expectation to haggle). A good...More

Thank Kathy S
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your kind words, glad you enjoyed our selection of hand made products. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Fair, sustainable and innovative local crafts at affordable prices -Machilla Magic is definitely worth a visit if you are in Vilanculos to pick up some souvenirs

Thank Katie_J_McCarthy
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, we really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again in Vilankulo. Regards the Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place was wonderful. Handmade with great prices and supportive of community. Lunch at beach house next door also best meal in town with reasonable prices in luxury setting.

Thank kristi f
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

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

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I still remember beautiful wooden pieces art crafted by locals.. A very interesting and successful project!

Thank laurai94
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards the Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Bought beautiful hammocks Very nice shop Great initiative to promote locally produced large variety of great quality items

Thank Catherine M
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. Feel free to post pictures of the hammocks in use on our facebook page. Kind Regards, The Machilla Magic family :-)

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

With so little noteworthy craft work available in town or the airport, this gift shop and craft center is the "go to" place for a wide variety of fairly priced and locally produced hand crafts, some of which are unique and well-made. I was happy...More

Thank Don L
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to visit our gallery and comment on your time spent with us. We really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited this shop in February 2017 and had a warm welcome from the lady there. It is a wonderful shop that sells products that are made by local people. Fair trade and support to the community. The products are beautiful, there is a big...More

Thank charlotte d
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Gallery. We hope to see you on your next trip to Vilankulo. Kind regards, The Machilla Magic family :)

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The people there are very very friendly and it is wonderfull what they are doing, helping local business, even got FairTrade batch - it is what they are doing that didn't really excite us. It is that stuff you can get 'anywhere' around; I'd recommend...More

Thank Vielreisende R
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for your review and taking the time to visit our community gallery. It is a shame that you were not able to find any items that appealed to your liking. We do try our best to create unique crafts using reclaimed and recycled...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wonderful store that sells goods made by locals. Fair trade and supports the community. The products are beautiful and go towards a good cause. Def make a stop here.

Thank early23
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this lovely review, we really appreciate your kind words. Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo, warm wishes the Machilla Magic family :)

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