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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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R104 | 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Madibeng 0280, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had time for a quick lunch stop and a it was my last day in the country I had no space for more shopping but it was lovely to see so much in one place and I wished I had space in my luggage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanC02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend has been visiting this place for years, especially the small park where you can interact with lions. Or so we thought.....After paying the entrance fee of R120 we were assigned a guide who literally just took us from cage to cage, without sharing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank szilvitravels
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I have visited numerous local art shops. This is one of the few where the team is not looking to overpower you with pressure sales. Some of the other store owners will attempt to pull your family members out of this shop to go to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oi2us2
Reviewed October 18, 2018

There's a lot to see and buy but the stall holders can be very aggressive with their sales pitch. It can wear you down and detract from the experience and deter you from buying.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setup. Many places to eat nice food. Some antique shops. Mostly made in Taiwam outlets. They can be overwellming. Ugly Duckling has an outlet there.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Charles P
travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

HI Charles, we appreciate your review. Thank you very much, we are constantly upgrading and improving our venue and service at Chameleon village. Our NEW GOG KIDS play and spray park will be opening in November 2018.

Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is a stop between J'berg and Pilansberg Park and it is definitely a DON'T miss. Take cash only and be prepared to bargain to half asking price, but the goods are nice and the selection is great. It is the best place to buy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank michelledT7990UK
travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Michelle. Thank you so much for your positive response. appreciate your input.

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Not really worth the effort unless you go there for lunch or you really really want some typical african souvenirs. Too much repetition. There are some really expensive carvings from far flung parts of africa and some interesting materials that have been used for cushion...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 100brentw
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Had an hour to kill before lunch and decided to go have a browse through the market. Clearly South Africans don’t visit, as every stall owner tried to greet us and asked us which country we were from and to look in their stall. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Typical flea market with some good niche stores. Loads of African curios, jewelry and art. Also quite a few hunting shops. A worthwhile on the way stop to other harties activities

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Heidilararf
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I am a Tour Guide and have had numerous harassment complaints from our guests at the market. After today's visit, I must say the level of harassment have reduced. Today i witnessed polite vendors. Its important if they want to recieve more visitors to their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gilroytc
travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you very much for your response, we as Management are trying our best to control the harassment, more cameras and assistance in the market. We appreciate your positive response. thank you, Annalie 0829301799

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