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Kristall Galerie

Corner of Tobias Hainyeko and Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 406 080
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Interesting exhibition. Great shops.

There is a museum displaying various precious and semi precious minerals. It is very well set out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oldmike1605
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Not to be missed

What a beautiful display of gem stones! There is a cave with crystals and lighting, which is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corlia J
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Corner of Tobias Hainyeko and Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia
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+264 64 406 080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a museum displaying various precious and semi precious minerals. It is very well set out and informative. There are shops selling jewelry and stones.. Some really high end, priced accordingly. Some more suited to a limited budget there is a gem garden to...More

Thank oldmike1605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful display of gem stones! There is a cave with crystals and lighting, which is amazing to walk through. All staff were friendly and helpful, which was really refreshing. Definitely a must-see in Swakopmund.

Thank Corlia J
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

My last post was about my problem with the VAT refund on my Kristall Galerie purchase. I am delighted to say that almost a year later I have finally received it. So my message to all customers is - don't give up as you will...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We were going to skip this as it didn't look like a tourist attraction from the outside. We decided to visit it after seeing that it was highly rated and recommended on TA. I'm glad we did. Very interesting and impressive displays of various crystal...More

1  Thank kashfarooq
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent display of gem stones. Large cave of crystals makes it fun for children. Some of the largest crystal clusters are in this collection.

1  Thank Jay J
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place! The collection of stones is jaw dropping. The displays are beautiful. Great signage and professional layout. The jewellery shops are spectacular. A must visit while in Swakopmund. This is after all what Namibia is famous for.

1  Thank fynbosguestfarm1
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Visitors can view Namibia's wealth in crystals at the Kristall Galerie in Swakopmund. I fondly remember this place from childhood, the most exciting feature being the cave, of course, which is still there!! It only costs N$20 per person and does not take up a...More

1  Thank Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

It certainly is true that it feels more like a large shop than an exhibition, but we still found it most interesting and we learned a lot. Plenty of beautiful gems that we had never heard of. Maybe they shouldn't charge an entry fee ?

1  Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were so glad we decided to visit the Galerie. The semi-precious stones on display, the information regarding the extraction of the stones, the jewellery design and jewellery for sale is extremely interesting, exquisite and so unique. I would visit the galerie again for sure....More

1  Thank KarenBennieStander
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

6 weeks before coming to Swakupmund we were in the Natural History Museum in London. We spent sometime there looking at the displays of rocks and minerals. We thought we might pass half an hour in Kristall Galerie, then we went in. About an hour...More

3  Thank coletf2
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Benedikta B
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Response from SuzanneB57 | Reviewed this property |
I really dont know to be honest. The building was in very good condition. There were security guards around the building. The exhibits were well lighted. It could be Government funded like the Aquarium I am not sure. The... More
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