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Curiosity African Boutique

Bags That Tell Stories of Exploration

Luggage & Bags

Where Artistry and Functionality Intertwine

Woven Baskets

African Ceramics: From Earth to Art


Textiles That Weave Stories of African Beauty


African Artistry in Every Bead

Beaded Earrings & Jewellery

Discover Africa's Treasures at Curiosity

Unveiling Africa's Rich Heritage

Welcome to Curiosity, a captivating store nestled within Zulu Nyala's Heritage Safari Lodge in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. Our store offers a meticulously curated selection of artisanal African crafts and curios, celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of this remarkable continent.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Darryl G
4 months ago

Curiosity is not your average curio shop. Located within the Zulu Nyala Heritage Lodge, this shop has a wide selection of African arts and crafts from all over the continent. They have some truly beautiful wooden sculptures, woven baskets and African artifacts. A colourful and vibrant experience and the prices are very reasonable. A must visit when in Hluhluwe.

Cc Nel
4 months ago

I had the most enchanting experience at Curiosity African Bourique in Hluhluwe, and I can't wait to share it with everyone. This local shop is a hidden gem with an exceptional hands-on owner, Dan Shaw. The moment I stepped in, I was captivated by the unique collection of curiosities and handcrafted treasures. The owner's warmth and passion for local South African crafts shone through in every interaction, making me feel like a cherished guest rather than just a customer. Her personalized recommendations and attention to detail were truly exceptional. Prices were excellent, and the value I received was remarkable. I'm so thankful to have discovered this shop, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking one-of-a-kind gift and a delightful shopping experience!

Carole Simpson
4 months ago

A beautifully laid out, bright and exciting curio shop. An enormous variety of African items and keepsakes to treasure from your trip to the wonderful Zulu Nyala Lodge. Loads of choice for every taste…a must see!

Birgit Jabour
4 months ago

STUNNING and interesting collection of true African artisanal works and memorabilia. Absolutely love my hand woven basket and my bracelet I wear daily is a happy memory of a beautiful place.

Heather Borradaile
4 months ago

Beautiful shop, superb service. Ordered some curios to be shipped, arrived on time.Thank you for all you did to help me to get my daughter her present on time. Highly recommend.

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Beaded Dog Collars

Elevate your pet's style game with our vibrant beaded dog collars – a fusion of fashion and function for your beloved companion.

Acknowledgement of Zululand

Curiosity is deeply rooted in the heart of Zululand, and we hold a profound appreciation for the land and its people. We acknowledge the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Zululand, and it is with the utmost respect that we operate our store in this region. Our commitment to sustainability extends to our relationships with local artisans and communities. We collaborate closely with them, recognizing and valuing their craftsmanship and the vital role they play in preserving and sharing Zululand's culture. Curiosity is not just a store; it's a platform for the talent and traditions of this remarkable place. We strive to give back to the community that enriches our lives daily, ensuring that our operations are environmentally responsible and socially conscious. We are dedicated to being responsible stewards of the land and respectful partners with the people of Zululand.

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Bespoke African Art

At Curiosity, we take immense pride in the uniqueness of our collection. The vast majority of our pieces are truly one of a kind. Crafted by skilled artisans from across the African continent, each item carries with it the soul of its creator and the essence of the culture it represents. From hand-beaded jewelry to intricately painted ceramics, every piece in our collection tells a story that cannot be replicated. We celebrate the individuality and authenticity of each creation, making our curated selection a treasure trove of exclusive, handcrafted treasures that you won't find anywhere else. When you choose Curiosity, you're not just acquiring an item; you're embracing a piece of Africa's rich heritage, making it a part of your own story.

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Africa's Story

At Curiosity, we believe that every piece in our collection is a storyteller in its own right, sharing a vivid narrative about Africa and its people. Each item embodies the craftsmanship, traditions, and cultural tapestry of the continent. Whether it's the vibrant beadwork of Zulu artisans, the intricate patterns of Namji Dolls from Cameroon, or the captivating wildlife depictions in our paintings, these creations are windows into Africa's rich and diverse heritage. They whisper tales of resilience, creativity, and the deep connections people have with their land and traditions. When you bring a Curiosity piece into your life, you're not just acquiring a beautiful object; you're becoming a part of a narrative that stretches back through generations, celebrating the ingenuity and artistry of Africa and its people.

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Where African Artistry Meets Curiosity

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