The Open Market

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Swakopmund, Namibia

The Open Market Swakopmund Reviews

flyingsurfer flyingsu…
2 reviews
African market Jul 13, 2011
Next to the lighthouse is where are the "traders" gather to show their wares and barter. Having crossed west Africa and seen the normal "non tourist" markets all seemed very expensive and this soon was to be confirmed when the seller was prepared to knock the price down by nearly 200%. Having said that the pieces did seem genuine and they are only trying to make a living like anyone else.
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Jennyc2007 Jennyc20…
3 reviews
Sep 22, 2007
The Open Market in Swakopmund, Namibia is where local artisans sell their products. Here, you can find handmade, unique Namibian jewelry, sculptures, dolls, bowls, textiles, art, etc., at a fraction of the price these items sell for in the more unscale shops in Swakopmund. Sellers ALWAYS start at a high price and will bargain down A LOT. Be prepared for sellers to aproach you and attempt to get you to their booth (or blanket on the floor with their items), and to hear things like, "Hey sister, PLEASE, I haven't sold anything today..please...." The market is very safe, so worry not! But sellers are persistant.

There is a special nut that they carve designs into----beware.....if you tell them your name they will carve it in and try to guilt you into buying one. :)

To find the market, walk towards the lighthouse. Ask anyone for the market and they will assist you....there is no official address.
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