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African Craft Market of Rosebank

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Interesting variety, friendly vendors, but good negotiating skills needed

If Jo-burg is your first stop in your visit to South Africa, this market is a nice introduction to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sacramento, California
good market

Mostly mass produced stuff. Did buy some nice pillow covers that seemed to be made by the vendor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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Cradock Ave | What3words: Wedge.coach.spelled, Johannesburg 2121, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If Jo-burg is your first stop in your visit to South Africa, this market is a nice introduction to the variety of crafts products you will find. Paintings and other art items, carved wood and stone products, beaded items, clothing, African masks, etc. No marked...More

Thank TheDad50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly mass produced stuff. Did buy some nice pillow covers that seemed to be made by the vendor. MOst of the vendors said they were the artists, but after traveling to other cities, we say exactly the same stuff. Annoying....

Thank mcguirks2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there and bought several souvenir during my visit last month. There are 2 levels which the first one during entrance is a bit pricey but with better quality and different kind of souvenir. Go to lower ground and you will find several vendors selling...More

Thank KhairulA1170
Reviewed July 30, 2018

a must visit when in Johannesburg! if you are into arts and crafts. If you want to buy all your souvenirs in one location, this is the place. its fun to enter into bargaining negotiations for all purchase. its expected, its part of the culture...More

2  Thank Elbermiami
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Great collection of vendors selling African items, home decorative items, crafts, original africana, etc. Food stalls, and connected to Rosebank shopping centre.

Thank thumper234
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to take some presents to my family from ZA, something special. So received the recommedation from hotel to visit this place. When you go downstairs there are large variety of shops and the sellers will immediately approach you showing their goods. They are...More

2  Thank BalazsM23
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We visited the craft market which had a great choice of African crafts but felt pressurized by the stall holders particularly as it was quiet. I thought things were well overpriced, the item I wanted was ZAR1500, found it bought it at the Rosebank Sunday...More

2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Well worth a visit, we found everything you could possibly want as a tourist, there are loads of stalls downstairs, though we didnt find any good tshirts

1  Thank Georgina G
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

The prices are ridiculous- a cheap thin t- shirt for $60 US?!? And the vendors are aggressive. The items are some good some really cheap. Not worth the visit

1  Thank 1CZ1
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Wow! If you want any African crafts, come here and negotiate. Sculptures (wood and stone), African fabric, beaded animals, bowls, paintings and so much more.

Thank TravelingJ2014
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Andreea C
June 13, 2018|
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Response from StrangeTripper | Reviewed this property |
not 100% sure....we ubered it. however, the market is located on the upper deck of a parking garage, so my guess is there probably is, but get there early!!
Andreea C
June 13, 2018|
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Response from YRLG | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking but it’s limited.
Carmel N
June 7, 2017|
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Response from BeneRousseau | Reviewed this property |
Hi some merchants take Credit cards and there are some ATM just outside, so no worries!