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“Fun Experience!”

African Craft Market of Rosebank
Ranked #15 of 173 things to do in Johannesburg
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun Experience!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

You can find everything here from beautifully hand carved chests, tribal masks, ebony and stone carvings to traditional African clothing and lovely silks. The artisans are very helpful and if you don't see what you are looking for, then just ask and magically it appears from whatever other vendor may have it. It was a fun experience and I managed to pick up some beautiful treasures at reasonable prices to bring home!

Visited September 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Fun shopping experience”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We just visited the craft market and had a great time looking at everything and got many souvenirs/gifts of exactly the types of "traditional" African things we hoped for. The vendors definitely engage you to come look at their booth, but they are not aggressive and do not pester you once you come take a look. It was a very comfortable experience and we felt we got very fair prices with the bartering being comfortable. Would definitely recommend to others.

Visited May 2014
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London
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“Nice market experience”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This is a nice market to explore in Rosebank and place to pick up all sorts of African decorations, utensils or curios. As one of the few markets open midweek, it is a fun place to explore. We got a fair bit of pressure from nearly all the vendors to come and look at their goods, and everyone told us that they could give us a "nice price", but it was never uncomfortable, and you are welcome to bargain. I recommend looking around at all the vendors first because many have similar items, but some are interesting and specialised. The area around the market is nice for lunch or further shopping, but there are good deals to have in the market it is nice to interact with the vendors and ask learn about the items they are selling.

Visited October 2013
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Thornhill, Canada
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“African Craft Market”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The market is one stop shopping with most crafts that are made in SA. You need to bargain and it is difficult to just browse without being asked to "buy" "buy".... You do get some good deals and the upper floor has a number of better quality items. If you have time it is nicer to get your purchases in the rural areas where they are made but if you are short on time it is a good alternative.

Visited November 2012
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Grand Baie
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“Nice but bargain to have a deal”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The location is just beside the rosebank mall which is now under renovation. not big but you will find something interesting but be ready to bargain and you will find an ATM thereat

Visited October 2013
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