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Chameleon Village

R104 | 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Madibeng 0280, South Africa
+27 82 930 1799
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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 décor and home products, art galleries, and the Ugly duckling décor shop definitely worth a visit. Great atmosphere at 4 restaurants, Beef and Reef restaurant, Buffalo bar, Al medina, with live music, craft beer, cocktails , gourmet burgers, prawns, authentic Indian cuisine, Traditional Mozambican food, delicious Steak restaurant etc. Family entertainment at the Lion & Tiger Park open 7 days a week from 8.30-5pm. entrance R120 of adults, kids under 12 R30, this include the interaction with the lion cubs. Reptile and Snake Park with live snake shows that’s not to be missed Open 7 days a week 8-5pm, entrance R100 adults, R40 kids under 12. Live snake shows 11h00, 13h00, and 15h00. Chameleon – exceptional value for money. Open 7 days a week.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good25%
  • Average37%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“reptile park” (9 reviews)
“african art” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
R104 | 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Madibeng 0280, South Africa
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+27 82 930 1799
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"reptile park"
in 9 reviews
"african art"
in 7 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 5 reviews
"large variety"
in 3 reviews
"coffee shops and restaurants"
in 2 reviews
"restaurant area"
in 2 reviews
"southern africa"
in 2 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 2 reviews
"under one roof"
in 2 reviews
"craft shop"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"curios"
in 13 reviews
"sa"
in 10 reviews
"haggle"
in 3 reviews
"crafters"
in 2 reviews
"rabbits"
in 2 reviews
"artwork"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like everyone else mentioned, if you don't mind the bazaar experience (a bit of harassing, haggling, etc), you may like this. I hated the village with a passion: they have mostly only trinkets, every stall has the exact same assortment and every salesperson claims to...More

Thank FerKijel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My goodness. One needs a good dose of time, guts, patience and assertiveness to venture there. Some of the products are fabulous, for example the sculptures from different African countries, but a lot is just plain junk. Worth seeing, though.

Thank hannetjiee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Buy your African hand crafted art here while you do some animal interactions and have fantastic food. loads of restaurants and things to do!

Thank bChAnTeLLeb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really aggressive vendors on every stall. Worse tactics than the Beijing Silk Market... Not a Place for kids, prices really high, aggressive. Not pleasant.

1  Thank F7859TFandrewc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The extremely aggressive sales tactics and the dishonesty of the vendors make this a place to beware of. Don’t believe anything they tell you! Save your money for other shopping opportunities - anything you see at Chameleon Village can be found elsewhere for much less.More

Thank CCE31
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travelfly961, Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Markets throughout the world are places to bargain and haggle with vendors. It’s part of the fun. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of at Chameleon Village. There has not been a single incident of threat or harm in the 15 years since opening....More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

I seldom give poor reviews, I don't take it lightly and I am not a complainer, but here goes. We like shopping, supporting the local economy and having a reminder of our visit to a place. So we stopped by the Chameleon Village. We knew...More

1  Thank Btravelingsoon
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travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Markets throughout the world are places to bargain and haggle with vendors. It’s part of the fun. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of at Chameleon Village. There has not been a single incident of threat or harm in the 15 years since opening....More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Well now. “Interesting” is the word that springs to mind. It is like the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, but not as Grand. You are however also harassed by stall owners trying to sell you african masks, love letters and all other types of paraphernalia. Not...More

Thank Britskie
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travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Markets throughout the world are places to bargain and haggle with vendors. It’s part of the fun. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of at Chameleon Village. There has not been a single incident of threat or harm in the 15 years since opening....More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a market place that will give everyone a chance to get out of the house and get a good deal on the handcrafted products. From bangles to portraits and even furniture and shoes this can all be found here. But be willing to...More

Thank slakkie30
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travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review, glad you had a good time, looking forward to see you again.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

there a lot of thing you can enjoy doing in this place if you are in a vacation with kids who love nature things

Thank mamalesedi
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Lots of market stalls selling the same thing. You can't walk two steps without being hassled. Whilst I understand they want to make a living, people are more likely to stop and look if are left alone a bit.

1  Thank Madeline B
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