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Machilla Magic

19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
+258 82 393 3428
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Great concept!

Such a clever idea and lots of beautiful items to buy! It was great to see the local talent and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alixmoreillon
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Cape Town, South Africa
Some great pieces

Nice to experience a fair trade shopping experience that sells only locally produced goods in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny G
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you can find handcrafted products from Mozambique and help the local community. We bought a couple of things but we would have bought more if we had space in our luggage.

Thank Alejandra_Glavina
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to visit our community gallery. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luca is a very nice guy! You have to meet him! He is in Machilla Magic shop where you have definitely to go! You can see amazing pieces of furniture made by African artists or you can buy bags made with African fabrics, wood sculptures,...More

Thank galli_manuela1
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed your visit and yes Luca is a real gem and we are lucky to have him as part of the Machilla Magic Family. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to this lovely curio shop. We found it quite difficult to find quality, reasonably priced gifts at the market stalls and this little shop had everything we wanted at fair prices. Our attendant Luca was sweet and very helpful even offering...More

Thank Rene B
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank so much, what a wonderful review, we so appreciate you visiting us, and glad you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice shop, friendly people, arts and crafts made by local communities. Good prices, possibility to pay with Visa or foreign currencies. Interesting pieces made of wood and natural products. Lovely furniture, too.

Thank Mirta G
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review, we so appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again at the gallery. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We took a Tuk Tuk to Machilla Magic Shop. The owner was very friendly and helpful with no pressure to purchase anything. Prices were reasonable and items are unique and locally made. The shop has a great selection of items to get souvenirs!

Thank JRBAlberta
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our community gallery. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We bought a few things here mainly because it was completely hassle free and the selection was good.

Thank tanya_withers
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, so pleased you enjoyed the "shopping" experience. We look forward to your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Well worth a visit!....when in Vilanculos, take a break from the pool, hire a tuk tuk and visit this interesting venue.....all in support of local craftsmen.

Thank Mike R
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review, and for taking the time to come and visit our community based gallery. We look forward to seeing you again in Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic Family :)

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