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Address: Jan Smuts Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 667-1659
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After an absence of a couple of years, I took my visiting family to the market in Feb 2015. It is as charming as ever in its lovely country setting. I think we were lucky to drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After an absence of a couple of years, I took my visiting family to the market in Feb 2015. It is as charming as ever in its lovely country setting. I think we were lucky to drive straight in with no traffic congestion, which is what always put us off in the past couple of years. The food court area... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I visited this market on first weekend in February. We had read about this market on several occasions but had always found a reason not to go. We live in Johannesburg and the thought of driving to Irene simply appalled us. That said - the actual drive took us less than 40 minutes. There was a fair... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We always visit this market during the festive season and make it a days outing together wth the famous dairy farm nearby. We usually make a beeline for the food section near the entrance and enjoy lunch there from the numerous vendors catering for various tastes form snacks, treats to proper meals. There are so many creative craftsy folk here... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I really enjoy visiting this market every time I go to South Africa. It's full of locally produced arts, craft and food and the atmosphere is just so good. If you're in the area don't miss it, but be sure to get there quite early otherwise parking can be quite difficult. Some history here too - the home of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Held in the grounds of Smuts House, which in itself is a salute to a great man and his wife, Ouma Smuts. Every year when visiting South Africa, this is a must for me so make sure to be there on either the second or last Saturday of the month. The sun shines through the trees making the wandering through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent day market,with just about anything you could want. The food stalls are excellent you can get anything from a wors roll to prawns. Ideal family day out with the museum on the premises A small fee is charged to enter the museum,but I must add worth every cent. An educational trip for the kids,Moms shop your heart out and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Located in Irene, 40km from Joburg, is this beautiful outdoors market. Anyone and everyone who loathes spending time at malls, must visit. whether its for food, crafts, antiques for for the lack of something better to do - this market has something for everyone. and its pet friendly too! for pics and more on the market, please read http://namz610.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/to-market-to-market/

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nice large market, a wide variety of items both for a few oldies, books and some creative crafts. I think you should decide on what you want to spend before you come to the market and only bring that amount of cash with you. You do have to pay for parking.

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Jeffreys Bay
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

So many stalls one has to set aside at least four hours to go through all the stalls and enjoy talking to the stallholders. Fresh bread, cakes, pastries, biltong and many other food products are on sale. Fantastic range of cheese and meats too. All the hand/home made items on sale are fantastic for gifts or ones own use. I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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169 reviews 169 reviews
91 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

This market has a great selection of antiques art, clothes, decor and food. Its on the first and last Saturday of the month and is a great place to find gifts etc. also good place to go for breakfast or brunch.

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