Baobab Batik are producers of genuine batik-work. The workshop on-site, next to the shop, gives the tourist a chance to learn more about the batik-technique and interact with the ladies who are at work. They carry a variety of stock, from clothing and hangings to cushion covers and table linen.
Their best known batiks are vibrant in colour and depict the African sunset. Batik making is a fairly long process, but the results are always a surprise, so no item is ever the same.
The name Baobab was used because the founder of Baobab Batik came in contact with Batik work during her stay in West Africa, where the giant tree can only impress you, never to be forgotten.
They have one shop located at Swazi Candles craft center and one at Malandela’s Restaurant, both are tourist centers in Malkerns.
Tourist are also welcome to visit the workshop in Malkerns at 10 Ngongoni Road (When driving from Mahlanya to Malkerns you drive until you see the Vickery Seedlings sign on your right hand side, turn right off the road there. Go straight on the dirt road for about 2km, past the pineapple and sugar cane fields. You will find our workshop, Under African Skies, on your right hand side).