The essence of the experience
Expect a fun-filled morning bursting with sensory delights and retail therapy on this exceptional hosted adventure. Savour a mouth-watering breakfast at your hotel, after which you will be collected, fully invigorated for the spending extravaganza to come. Visit the most amazing and interesting shopping venues that line the diverse streets of the city of Windhoek.
Begin your decadent three-hour tour at the Bougainvillas Shopping Centre, where you will be introduced to the beautiful Namibian needlecraft products of Casa Anin before meeting the talented craftswomen who create these elaborate products. Next, head off to the Namibia Craft Centre, a wonderful world of basketwork, beaded crafts and wood carvings from all over the country. Have a seat at a laid back café and coffee bar with the host whilst enjoying a rich cup of coffee as the fragrance of African beans wafts through the air, effortlessly hypnotising and relaxing. Discover the wonders of a specialty gem store, teeming with rainbows of sparking and iridescent semiprecious stones, unearthed at various locations around the African continent. Head off to the Woven Arts factory and store, a delightful showground brimming with superb Karakul wool carpets, before edging deeper into the factory for a guided tour through the manufacturing processes and the fascinating history of the industry.
The crème de la crème of the tour lies at The Diamond Works Institute. Here, guests will be treated to an exclusive tour of the fascinating world of diamonds, its legacy and the intricate jewellery engineering practices that are used to create these spectacular works of art. Alternatively, you can embark on a Gold Ideas tour, visiting bespoke art jewellers who produce distinctive and unique designs that glimmer faultlessly and mesmerise unashamedly. End the tour with a sparkling glass of bubbly at either the Diamond Works Institute or Gold Ideas, in the arena of the world’s most precious and coveted treasure.