Things To Do in LephalaleBeadle Craft Workshop & Shop
Where? Beadle Craft Workshop & Shop, Vaalwater, Waterberg, Limpopo
When? Please enquire.
How? Call +27 (0)14 755-4002 or +27 (0)73 434-2815
How much? Free to browse
Beadle is a community upliftment project that was established in 1988, which currently employs eleven individuals full-time from the Triple 'B' Ranch farm community, of fifty families. Beadle is a result of a vision to help the rural community improve their lives, through acquiring skills, training and sustainable employment. Beadle offers skills training in leather craft, bead work and embroidery and over 40 crafters have received training, with one crafter now running his own craft business in Lephalale.
The crafters of Beadle make high standard leather and beaded products at the strawbale workshop on the farm. Visitors can watch the process, as crafters make sandals and other beautiful products, including bed linen, from raw materials. Beadle believes in creating quality products, and only the most carefully selected leather is used from South Africa, while rocaille beads are imported from the Czech Republic.
The adjacent visitor centre displays the 130 year history of the Baber family in the Waterberg, the farms changing farming practices and lives of the local farm community. Essential oils produced on the farm are also for sale and on request visitors can tour the distillation facility and vermicomposting project.
Refreshments and light meals can be enjoyed in the herb garden.