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Address: Jan Smuts Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 667-1659
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Always interesting Irene

This market is set in the lovely village of Irene, near Pretoria, at the Jan Smuts musuem. About 40 - 45 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg. Open every first and last Saturday of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This market is set in the lovely village of Irene, near Pretoria, at the Jan Smuts musuem. About 40 - 45 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg. Open every first and last Saturday of the month from 09h00 – 14h00. Free parking on the grounds and clean toilets are provided. This is predominantly a country market; full of charm and beautiful stalls.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Though it wss far from where I was staying in Johannesburg, but still it was worth to give a try. I really enjoyed the this flee market as there were variety of stuffs which makes u feel as to its a flee market with people come with their wares and on an open ground they arrange their tables and sell.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is always a pleasure to visit Irene Market. The ambience is warm and friendly. Musicians doing their own thing in the background. The available crafts are unique and original. Always something different. The crafters are eager to assist you (without overwhelming you). A nice tea garden. First Saturday and last Saturday of each month until 14:00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A wide variety of everything you can think of plus lots to eat, including traditional SA food like 'pannekoek'. Also place to just sit and enjoy the outdoors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Took the family to the Market and was pleasantly surprised at the variety of options available. Excellent arts and crafts and wide variety of food stalls made for an enjoyable morning and certainly worth the drive from Joburg. Will definately go again.

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is really an Arts and Craft Market- established in 1989- with Good RSA Handmade products of Excellent quality at very reasonable prices. There is plenty of Food stalls with Amazing food and Live Music. very tranquil and a Must Do on your trip to South Africa.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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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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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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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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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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Address: Jan Smuts Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 667-1659
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

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