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African Craft Market of Rosebank

Cradock Ave, Johannesburg 2121, South Africa
+27 11 442 4488
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The go to place if you are shopping for souveniers

We were shopping for souveniers to take home and have been pricing things like ostrich eggs, wooden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC
Standard tourist fare - and a bit too much hassle

I visited this market while in Rosebank on a SUNDAY . The market is downstairs in a car park. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Cradock Ave, Johannesburg 2121, South Africa
+27 11 442 4488
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shopping for souveniers to take home and have been pricing things like ostrich eggs, wooden bowls, tops in Capetown before arriing in Johannesburg. We found the prices at the African Cragt Market the most reasonable for your money. For instane, most shops charge...More

Thank WanderingRosa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this market while in Rosebank on a SUNDAY . The market is downstairs in a car park. The selection is pretty standard tourist stuff with not much originality and rather too much hustling. Not really worth the bother.

Thank StevieCCD
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Since Johannesburg was our first stop on our two week vacation, we didn't buy anything. Nothing really caught our eye either. Glad we waited because we found many items that were unique when we went to Zimbabwe and Cape Town.

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The market now has kiddies activities as well as a variety of food- these are both pluses. However, I didnt find anything on sale that was appealing. The market always had the latest products in terms of african design, and I was disappointed on this...More

Thank Fatima S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This market so reminds me of the Evanston Garage Sale we used to have here at home, except that this a purely African Experience.... Lots of cool stuff (i didn’t buy anything, but my wife bought some items), music and food..... If you’re in the...More

Thank StrangeTripper
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The market is full of gems, do take into consideration that they have items from all over Africa and not just from South African tribes if you are into buying something local do your research or you will land up with a Nigerian Fertility mask...More

Thank Zahraa M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Johannesburg was my first stop on a 3 1/5 week trip through Southern Africa so I was hesitant to buy too much. I also thought the prices might be higher in the city. After my trip I can tell you- the prices are great. Wish...More

Thank Tahoepov
Reviewed 1 January 2018

It was nice to see and walk around. It was smaller than I expected and it felt touristic. Guess it also is. What I don't like is that they call you to come in and start telling that they will sell it to me for...More

Thank Valina C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

There was a nice variety of items available but all of them were way overpriced. The same items at the V&A waterfront in Cape Town were less than half as much and the trinkets we bought at Freedom Square were even less than that.

Thank YRLG
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Just the usual tourist souvenirs that you can get any where, and you probably can get them cheaper if you are touring South Africa.

Thank Br0914
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Carmel N
7 June 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!
16 April 2017|
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Response from Nadia G | Reviewed this property |
I think the rooftop us only on Sundays, and the craft market is there all the time. The rooftop is much larger, but generally most of the items are similar.
26 July 2016|
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Response from ciphernzilch | Reviewed this property |
The African craft market opens at 9AM and closes at 6 PM everyday. The rooftop market, as mentioned by the previous respondent, is open only on Sundays. There are many restaurants inside and around the Rosebank Mall. PS... More