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“Not what it used to be” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Plaza

Oriental Plaza
Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 (011) 838-6752
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Ranked #27 of 68 attractions in Johannesburg
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Owner description: Throngs of locals and tourists visit this indoor/outdoor complex where over 350 shopkeepers hawk their wares.
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I am disappointed by the Plaza now days. It is really not in very good shape and the stores and traders do not have that old 'lets make a deal' buzz. It is now just a run down, third world mall.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“not exactly a breezy place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

hygiene terrible, crowds terrible, often overpriced, but it is a collection of shops that sell everything from linen to suits to jewels and perfume. if u need something, go and get it.

Visited July 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Place for Decor, Fabric and Suits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you're shopping for fabric, curtains, suits, etc... Oriental Plaza is the place to do it in. Prices are better than at a mall and the shops usually offer tailoring or sewing services to provide you with whatever you're looking for.

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Sandton, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A charge of R1-00 to use their toilet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

A below average experience where prices are not all that great. Very few shops issue official vat invoices and will be interesting to know if they pay their fair amount of taxes

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Got it all!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Its has everything dishes cloths shoes aquariums appliaces saris you name it and top floor just samoosa the best going for fifteen years kids love it. Would take out and bring home for kids. Safe safe safe

Visited August 2013
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