Home of the world’s largest Quartz crystal cluster (14,100 kg)on display – the original inspiration for the Kristall Galerie.

The Kristall Galerie is the result of a man of passion, enthusiasm and vision, Johannes Adolf Kleynhans.
What started out as a hobby, collecting stones and revise them, became a lifelong desire to collect the beautiful gems God created. The Kristall Galerie, founded in 1998, has been designed for you to share in and discover some of the earth’s most beautiful masterpieces – a fascinating display of crystals and gemstones.

Enter the Cave with its magnificent collection of crystals – it’s pure magic! This tunnel, a replica of the original Otjua Tourmaline Mine with its twists and turns, is one of the most intriguing parts of the Galerie.

The GemShop specialises in gemstone mementoes for every taste… designed bead necklaces, sterling silver jewellery, rough specimens, objects of art, carvings and so much more. We showcase many Pietersite pieces – a gemstone that is only found in Namibia.

In La Tourmaline Jewellery Boutique you will find fine jewellery, exquisitely crafted to scrupulous German standards, as well as beautifully cut stones. Stones are set in 14 and 18-carat gold and some are enhanced by the addition of sparkling diamonds.

What is there to do in the Galerie?

  • Kristall Galerie offers something for everyone and is a “must-see” when visiting Namibia. Apart from housing the largest crystal cluster on display in the world, Kristall Galerie also offers the following:
    La Tourmaline Jewellery Boutique – fine jewellery & beautifully cut stones.
  • Curio Shop – buy mementoes from our wide range of hand-crafted sculptures, exquisite gift items, semi-precious stones, raw materials and crystals for collectors.
  • Manufacturing Studio – view our professional gold and silversmiths at work.
    Gallery Displays – a spectacular collection of ‘earth keepers’, minerals and gems, including a wide range of Quartz Crystals, a rainbow array of Tourmalines and many other impressive exhibits.
  • Crystal Cave – walk through this magic tunnel, a replica of the original Otjua Tourmaline Mine with its magnificent collection of crystals.
  • Scratch Pit – an assortment of tumbled semi-precious stones where young and old can search for treasures.
  • Craft Area – view the fashioning and finishing of various gift items using gemstones.

Visit the Kristall Galerie for a unique experience for the whole family.

Additional Details

  • Payment Options: Cash, Credit Card
  • Parking:On-site Parking
  • Pet-Friendly:No
  • Wheelchair Accessible:Yes
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Kristall Galerie is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

    Our on-line shop will be open shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with your requirements.

    Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on all items bought from Kristall Galerie. Foreign tourists to South Africa can have their VAT refunded provided that the value of the items purchased exceeds N$ 250-00. VAT is refunded at the point of departure provided receipts are produced.

    We accept payment by cash or credit card.

    Swakopmund is about 280 km (175 miles) west of Windhoek.

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