At the Umnini Craft Village in KwaZulu-Natal you'll find beautifully designed traditional Zulu beadwork necklaces, bracelets and headbands along with wire sculptures, woven grass mats, baskets and other locally made arts and crafts that are sold to sustain the local community.
The Umnini Craft Village is a brightly decorated arts and crafts market that straddles the N2 highway about 10km south of the seaside town of Amanzimtoti in southern KwaZulu-Natal.
Roughly halfway between Amanzimtoti and Umkomaas you’ll come upon the Umnini Craft Village where more than 20 crafters, all from the local community, work in an open-fronted trading kiosk painted in primary coloured ethnic patterns.
All the craft for sale is created by residents of the surrounding areas of Umnini, Dududu, Umgababa, Umkomaas and Ilfracombe. All proceeds are ploughed back into their respective communities.
Among the items on display are a variety of pottery containers such as traditional beer pots, serving dishes and ashtrays; beautifully designed traditional Zulu beadwork necklaces, bracelets and headbands; wire sculptures; woven grass mats and baskets; stone and wooden sculptures; giant cutlery sets and much more.
How to get thereAmanzimtoti