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Knysna African Arts and Craft Market

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Too pushy

We were staying in Knysna and called in on the way back from the Heads. Maybe it was because there... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Colinstips
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Marlow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Saw other reviews, tis was not my experience?

Saw other reviews, tis was not my experience? Maybe different time of year, maybe they "cleaned" up... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
winstonlawrence123
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Cape Town, South Africa
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29 Dec 2017
“Friendly market for African made souvenirs ”
16 Nov 2017
“Too pushy”
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Some other reviewers complain about the market being dirty and the sellers pushy, but I guess they are out of touch with how most people in the world live... If you want a market where you can buy a range of African made goods then...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Knysna and called in on the way back from the Heads. Maybe it was because there was only one other couple looking around but we were pestered and followed around from the point that I picked something up to examine. Big...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Colinstips
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Saw other reviews, tis was not my experience? Maybe different time of year, maybe they "cleaned" up their act, who knows.....

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank winstonlawrence123
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Over priced...much of the same crafts from stall to stall. Litter can be found all over the market. It does not come across as a safe place to walk around. An over priced let down.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It was dirty and had a very dodgy feel about it. We bought some metal birds only to find them in George for under half the price they asked. A ripoff of note...

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

i visited this market in November and was horrified by the litter all around the place. Visitors and vendors alike had to step over the litter left by the stall holders in front of their stalls. No attempt was made to pick up this filth...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The market is sign posted and easy to find, on the way to the heads. Just a quick turn off the main road, on the corner. There were at least 15+ stalls. Many have similar items but each had its own point of difference too....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Came across this in the way to Knysna Heads. Doesn't look like much from the street but it's worth a visit. We found items we'd never seen before and at half the price. There are some great unusual pieces if you look for them and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank mdc75
Reviewed 13 September 2016

First it looked like all the other stuff you see in the other markets. However I looked carefully and found wooden carved giraffes that I didn't see elsewhere. It was originally priced at R450 each and we bargained it down to R250. They packed it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jesshwc
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little African arts & crafts market where they sell all sorts of small (and some larger) items made of various types of wood of varied provenance from countries of the region, of bone, stone, metal... There are some nice authentic items...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank igal27
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