AVOOVA

AVOOVA, Prince Albert: Address, Phone Number, AVOOVA Reviews: 4/5

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Trip Advisor: Prince Albert Factory/Shop AVOOVA is located at Skapies Einde, next to the Karoo View Cottages, in the picturesque town of Prince Albert in the Western Cape. The hallmark of the varied range of AVOOVA items is the luxurious layer of ostrich eggshell that decorates each piece. Hundreds or thousands of shards of broken eggshell - collected from local ostrich farms - are painstakingly selected and placed in individual designs by the skilled artisans at the company's workshops in Prince Albert. Beautiful wooden bowls, contemporary tableware, fashion accessories and jewellery - functional art for the home - are all designed and exquisitely handcrafted using this resilient, eco- friendly material. The company will also make signature pieces to order - from tables and mirrors to bar tops and bespoke jewellery and counts many of South Africa's top hotels, lodges and resorts amongst its clients. Visit the AVOOVA factory shop to experience the timeless beauty of the Karoo and some of South Africa's most creative, environmentally sustainable and unique pieces of craftsmanship.You will find a range of evolving interior collections, one-off signature pieces, jewellery, gifts, accessories & occasional specials!
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 521 contributions
Just a small showroom!
Jun 2019 • Couples
It was good to see the place where the beautiful pieces of home decor items embellished with ostrich egg mozaic are made, but the show room is very small, neither is access to the workshop possible. So apart from being able to say that you have been to the outlet where it all started up, there is not really much else to say!
The online store and website is more informative.
Written 19 June 2019
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Brenda L
33 contributions
Proud South African
Aug 2018 • Couples
The showroom near the factory of ostrich pieces into amazing works of art is so inspiring.
This is what gives me hope and inspiration to live in South Africa.
Sure visit the this showroom in Prince Albert or in Bree street in Cape town.
Written 3 October 2018
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402ralphj
Milnerton10 contributions
Beautiful Craftmanship
Sep 2017 • Couples
The work of your craftspeople is exquisite.This craft allows people to be proud that the products are exported worldwide. We hope that your small factory will flourish in future as people are taught new skills and are allowed to dream of stable employment. Perhaps you could dedicate a small area near your showroom to demonstrate the delicate workmanship used to produce the beautiful articles.
Written 22 October 2017
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choosytraveller32
Cape Town Central, South Africa78 contributions
Don't even bother
Jul 2017
Went on Monday - closed
Went on Tuesday - waited until 09h10 - closed
No sign of times , telephone on fax answering machine
Why bother having a business and you cannot indicate open hours -
If you are too lazy to do this at least stock some of your stuff in town then
Written 4 July 2017
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Mpho T
10 contributions
Luxury handmade gifts
Dec 2016 • Business
Beautiful part of south Africa the karoo home of avoova (incredible ostrich eggshell products)
Eggshells collected from the farmers of the ostrich in the karoo - and used as a veneer on products. Can be used for decorative purposes and rather functional
Written 8 December 2016
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sweet27sweet
Amsterdam, The Netherlands210 contributions
If you are nearbye it's worth a 5 minute stop
Aug 2016 • Friends
Avoova is sold in various points around south Africa so you don't need to come all the way to prince albert just for it. Plus you don't get access to the artist studios / production side, just the retail shop. Nice stuff, but after 5 minutes we were done with it.
Written 1 September 2016
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Marthinezvdm
Johannesburg, South Africa209 contributions
Beautiful articles
Mar 2016 • Friends
I have always been a very big fan of Avoova products, and we thought it be an excellent opportunity to come see where it originates.
I don't know what i was really expecting, but for some reason i thought that we would see how the items are made, with the craftsman working their magic right in front of me. . . Maybe I was just wishful thinking, and didn't read the info properly because of my excitement.

Either way, it was great to see the extensive range of products that they manufacturer that I wasn't aware of.

The lady helping us was very friendly, professional and informative.

We had previously seen a big Champagne bottle holder that we totally fell in love with, they didn't have in stock at the moment, she took down our details and said that she will phone around to find out if they have any stock available for us. . . Keeping fingers crossed. ..

The craftsmanship is really impeccable, and all the pieces are unique and exquisite.
Defnitly a must see when in town.
You also get a discount price for purchasing at this store.

Lets hope to hear from them soon...
Written 25 March 2016
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Michelle L
Prince Albert, South Africa22 contributions
Avoova
A beautifully shop with some stunning work of art. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the visit, people are so creative!
Written 4 May 2015
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Michelle L
Prince Albert, South Africa22 contributions
Friendly efficient service
Dec 2014 • Solo
Sylvia is very friendly and attentive without being over bearing. She is knowledgeable about the products and the environment.
Written 31 December 2014
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Hi Michelle, Thank you for your very helpful feedback. We value any input as it is difficult to see the business in the same way our customers do. Regards Tom
Written 2 January 2015
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balifoodie
Perth, Australia594 contributions
Stunning artwork!
Aug 2014 • Couples
Prince Albert has many quaint shops and restaurants but I walked through the door of Avoova and fell in love... with every piece in the shop!
My husband started panicking but I contained myself and bought only a wine cooler - but if not limited by space and weight (international travel is surely hell on impulsive buying!) I would not have stopped at only item!!
This will be something my great-great grandchildren would still enjoy and appreciate in another 100 years... if not I will come back from the dead to slap them for sure! ;)
Written 15 December 2014
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Thank you for taking the trouble to let us know that you like the Avoova products. We hope the wine cooler keeps your wine beautifully cool for many years to come.. Tom
Written 2 January 2015
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