We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chameleon Village

| 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Hartbeespoort 0280, South Africa
+27 82 930 1799
Call
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$157.84*
and up
Lesedi Cultural Village Elephant Experience from Johannesburg
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Experience the true colours of Africa and rich cultural heritage in the form of art, curios, music, food, fashion and design at Chameleon village biggest African market. open 7 days a week, from 8-5pm. Shopping at the biggest Crafters Market with décor and home products, art galleries, and the Ugly duckling décor shop definitely worth a visit. Great atmosphere at 4 restaurants, Beef and Reef restaurant, Buffalo bar, Al medina, with live music, craft beer, cocktails , gourmet burgers, prawns, authentic Indian cuisine, Traditional Mozambican food, delicious Steak restaurant etc. Family entertainment at the Lion & Tiger Park open 7 days a week from 8.30-5pm. entrance R100 of adults, kids under 12 R20, this include the interaction with the lion cubs. Reptile and Snake Park with live snake shows that’s not to be missed Open 7 days a week 8-5pm, entrance R80 adults, R40 kids under 12. Live snake shows 11h00, 13h00, and 15h00. Chameleon – exceptional value for money. Open 7 days a week.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good27%
  • Average35%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“african art” (6 reviews)
“reptile park” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
| 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Hartbeespoort 0280, South Africa
CONTACT
+27 82 930 1799
Write a ReviewReviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to walk through the market over the December holidays without been harrassed by stall owners. As a local and someone that visits chameleon on a monthly basis it was a refreshing change. I hope more people will post their positive remarks...More

Thank karensN3231LW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost everything under one roof if you are looking for curios. The vendors can be a bit pushy, but are very willing to bargain with you. You are assured of good prices as a result of the competition around. The curios come from all over...More

Thank wdulabh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see many venomous snakes and constrictors at the snake and reptile park at Chameleon village. What I was most impressed with was the demonstration of the snakes. We were taught how to identify the family of snake as well as the snake itself,...More

Thank Calvin Rion N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as I walked into this place they were on me ,luckily I have been to South Africa many times and have no problem with shutting them out with no feeling whatsoever. If you are a tourist these guys will not leave you alone...More

Thank PAUL K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The reptile park is quite informative, a wide variety of snakes and mammals, the snakes look well-kept and some were active on my visit- it was great to see the snakes move especially the bigger ones. One would find a Crocodile, Caracal, Monkey's, Tortoise, Rabbits,...More

Thank nathan102
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Good for tourists seeking purchases of good quality African arts and some south African meals. Crepes and German take away also available. Vendors Can become a little overwhelming to tourists notnwillimg to buy. Hard sell approach may seem forceful to some and possible uncomfortable.

Thank Kashi P
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This has got to be the worst market on the planet. Before you get your foot in the first shop there are at least 5 of what I can only describe as hyenas on you in a flash and unless you have your wits about...More

Thank lizzy972017
travelfly961, Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you. We appreciate all comments re our business. Chameleon Village is in the largest African Market in South Africa and in it’s 15th year of operation. During this time we have not had a single instance of any harm or violence etc. committed against...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stalls all have the same thing, or similar. If your a foreign tourist wanting to buy souvenirs, then you might like this place. For a local, not so much. Plus the stuff is way over priced.. The artwork though is really beautiful.

Thank KerinLisaN
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say. Every second person sells the same thing. Did find some cloths for my with, willing to lower their HIGH prices. Not a lot of space between the stalls. Some of the sellers their are more friendly than others. More an overseas...More

Thank Louwrens P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This type of Destination is more for foreign tourists looking to buy gifts for families in their countries. Quite interesting to stroll and look around at all the hand made goodies being sold. Good activity to pass time.

Thank Naazia M
travelfly961, Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Naazia, thank you for your visit and support, glad you had a good time. appreciate your review.

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Hartbeespoort Hotels
Kassaboera Lodge
95 reviews
4.71 km away
Cradle Health Spa
30 reviews
8.36 km away
The Venue Country Hotel
19 reviews
13.75 km away
The Orient
99 reviews
17.80 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Silver Orange Bistro
435 reviews
.64 km away
Tan Malie Se Winkel
24 reviews
1.50 km away
Chameleon Brewhouse
54 reviews
1.01 km away
Upperdeck Restaurant
44 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
No1 Waterfront
5 reviews
3.70 km away
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
282 reviews
2.58 km away
Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam
300 reviews
2.44 km away
Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park
137 reviews
3.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chameleon Village staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit