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COSDEF Arts & Crafts Centre

Namibian people have a vibrant, diversified culture which the COSDEF Arts & Crafts Centre in Swakopmund aims to promote and develop. Through basic arts and crafts courses local youth are encouraged to learn skills to be self sustainable. The Centre offers both a space where the local community can produce and sell their products as well as where tourists can purchase 100% Namibian products.

There are in total 17 retail shops with a wide variety of different products including Jewellery, Textiles, T-Shirt printing, Craft shops, local food kiosk, NaDEET, Nara products and also COSDEF’s own Namibian Crafts Collection Shop & Gallery. The Centre is also home to Yambeke Restaurant serving only the best of local cuisine.

Opening & Closing Times

  • Monday to Sunday: 08:00 – 17:00


Contact Info


Situated at the corner of Swakop Airport Road & B2 Sam Nujoma Road, Swakopmund, Namibia

Amenities of COSDEF Arts & Crafts Centre:

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Reception Services

  • Credit Card facilities
  • Tour Desk
  • Languages spoken: English, German, Afrikaans
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Food & Drink

  • Restaurants (Swakopmund)
  • Bars (Swakopmund)
  • Coffee Shops (Swakopmund)