African crafts and artistry: "Curios for Africa!!" Sun City Shopping Tip by Jenniflower

Sun City Shopping: 7 reviews and 9 photos

This area is, like most of the country, a haven for African crafts and artistry of all types.

From tall skinny giraffes skilfully crafted from jackleberry wood, to intricately woven baskets and hampers, to beautifully beaded jewellery.

I love the things they create, especially the wire work and items like cars made from old tin and recycled metal materials!

They are just so very creative!

Something to bear in mind is that these people are generally supporting MANY people with what they take home. Unemployment is high in this area and I don’t ever want to haggle

Be careful what you buy though, that you will be able to bring it on the plane and into your own country when going home. Generally this is fine.

Try and get a receipt (not that many give these! But worth a try to ask for one).

What to buy: There are all kinds of things for sale... in the photos are a few items we have as examples.

What to pay: It is less expensive buying form the people on the side of the road than in the official park shop.

Directions: Sun City Resort and Bojanala Region, North West Province
othercontact: http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.z
Phone: 27.14.557-1000
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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