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African Craft Market of Rosebank

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Address: Cradock Ave, Johannesburg 2121, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 442 4488

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African Craft Market - for experienced negotiators!

I've been here twice and both times I have bought some handmade masks - but it is a process. The quality and range of goods on offer is excellent - especially if you go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lee S
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wife and I went to the African Crafts Market on a Sunday afternoon. We found the vendors willing to bargain and were not especially aggressive ...as we've experienced in other parts of the world. There were certainly more than a few stalls with mass produced items but there were also authentic gems to be found. The market of on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing really unique or interesting to be honest. Panders more to tourists seeking generic curios of their African dream tour. Far less exciting for locals.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice and both times I have bought some handmade masks - but it is a process. The quality and range of goods on offer is excellent - especially if you go downstairs where there are many stalls of sculptures, masks, jewellery etc. There is so many there, it can be hard to choose - but on my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Is not so noisy and stressful as a flea market, but much more interesting tan a mall. A good sunday morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of craft including clothes, jewellery, and plenty of animal souvenirs. The store owners were not pushy you say just looking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here years ago on a Sunday, and I have to say that if you can choose the day you should go there on a Sunday, because then the two roofdecks are becoming a market as well. Nevertheless during the week there are not so many tourists, what is good as well ;-) Of course there are no price... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been travelling for almost 3 weeks and hadn't had time to do our souvenir shopping. My friend brought us here and it was perfect! Lots of vendors/stalls to choose from. All kinds of crafts- wood, beaded items, Christmas decorations, woven goods, lots of jewelery, bowls, clothing. You will be sure to find what you are looking for her!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of my private tour with Natasha she brought me here as I requested to shop a little. You go down some stairs after the entrance and there a lots of little stalls selling lots of African crafts. You do need to barter with them to get a good price. Make sure you have enough time to browse as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Rosebank African Crafts Market has been a popular attraction for many years but has now been "gentrified" and has a two-floor venue in the Mall, with cheaper selections on the lower floor, where one is still able to bargain for more acceptable prices, while the ground floor tends to concentrate on items of Duty-free prominence and quality. Still a... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

really cool was to spend a Sunday morning. Good food and great things to buy, really nice to take tourists and wonder around for a while. Lots to buy and look at.

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