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Machilla Magic

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Address: 19 De Outubro | Bairro 19 de Outubro, Vilanculos VNX, Mozambique
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Machilla Magic is a 'Fair Trade Tourism' Certified community project that...

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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Beautiful shop

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
charlotte d
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Wattrelos, France
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Wattrelos, France
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 variety of them and it goes towards a good cause which make them even better.... More 

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Thank charlotte d
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

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 :) More 

Beijing, China
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 them to be more 'couragous' and try their own style. If the stuff would have... More 

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Thank Vielreisende R
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

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 materials. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla... More 

Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank early23
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

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 :) More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

So glad to have visited this charming market. It has a variety of well crafted, well priced merchandise made by the local people. The owner was also so friendly. We all enjoyed our shopping experience and came away with many prised purchases and pleasant memories. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank jackieC6945ET
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. So pleased you enjoyed seeing our selection of unique items. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. Wonderful wishes the Machilla Magic family :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this shop in January and it is well worth a visit for gorgeous souvenirs from Vilanculous which are very useful and practical. The initiative alao allows a platform for locals to sell their wares without the harassment factor you may find on the beaches or in the market. Really great little shop with some great treasures.

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Thank Blommie1509
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our community gallery, so pleased you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic family :) More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

All of the items on this shop are made for locals and they have the opportunity to show what they can do. Each article have the name of who made it and they have fantastic crafts. the difficult is too choose. You can buy your souvenirs here and at a good price. The owner is very nice and helpful and... More 

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Thank msgoliveira
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed our selection of arts and crafts, we take pride in our locally hand crafted products. The Machilla Magic Family look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo :) More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Interesting hand crafts made by local crafters, nice variety and good prices, The hammocks are a must take home item........

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Thank Adel S
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed visiting our gallery. Hope that you are enjoying your hammock. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vilankulo. The Machilla Magic family :) More 

Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

On the road we decided to stop and have a look. Supporting families and with creative and well built souvenirs, we were in loved with far too many articles. The host was very friendly, available and good seller! ;) Be sure to pass by!

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Thank Ricardo M
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. Good to know that I am a good seller ;) trust you are enjoying all the items you bought on your visit. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Vilankulo. Thanks from the Machilla Magic Family :) More 

washington , mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not much of a shopper but I went with my wife and daughter who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Everything in the shop is made from natural wood and fiber or recycled materials. Portraits and the story of the local artists were also prominently displayed and were very informative and inspirational.

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Thank TL14
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We are especially glad that you enjoyed reading the information upstairs about our wonderful Artists. Kind regards, The Machilla Magic family :-) More 

Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This was the first place we had come across during our 4 weeks in Southern Africa that actually sold craft locally made. None of this mass produced crap you get from South Africa and Zimbabwe, which all looks the same. The lady who owns this store was fantastic and took the time to explain the backstory of the items we... More 

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Thank Dayeian
Machilla_Magic, Owner at Machilla Magic, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our gallery. The majority of the designs that you saw are unique to Machilla Magic, so you won't see them anywhere else. Thanks again, Kind Regards, The Machilla Magic family :-) More 

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