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“Best market in South Africa”
Review of Irene Market

Irene Market
Ranked #26 of 119 things to do in Pretoria
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Owner description: The Irene Village Market at the Big Red Barn is an arts and crafts market. The market has received many accolades from the likes of various magazines and newspapers, provides an environment bringing together artists and patrons alike while offering excellent family entertainment. Only original art and craft are traded with exhibitors and their wares undergoing a strict selection process. The market is famous for its South African handmade arts and crafts and is situated on the beautiful grounds of the Sunlawns Estate that overlook vast grasslands and the Kaal river. If you are interested in applying for the market, click on the Applications button and fill in the form. Note that the selection process may take up to two weeks.Thanks
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

The Irene market is not to be missed! Get there early to get a good parking and choose from a wide variety of food for breakfast!

The crafts and hand made items are out if this world, makes me very proud to be South African when I see such talent!

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

I travelled to Pretoria on business with my mom and we were lucky to be there the last Saturday of the month so we were able to attend The Irene Market. We took our fur babies with and there were many other four legged friends around the market. Parking was not to hard to find and we paid the required R5 and got some shaded parking under the trees. I thoroughly enjoyed the market, the food stalls were in abundance and there was a nibble to eat from Savoury to sweet, gourmet cupcakes, pancakes, vetkoeks, to shawarmas, coffees, cuppcchino's, cool drinks, beers etc. It was enjoyable to wander through the shaded market and look at all the vendors! Yes some stalls might be kitch, but in all fairness what market does not have such stalls. If you around the area on the second or last Saturday of the month make sure you head to Irene Market.

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

This is a market not like all the other flea markets. They have some good art and quality products and produce.

1  Thank Alex L
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

The Irene market used to be a very exclusive type of market but in recent times the magic has diminished somewhat as a result of cramming to much into too little space. The quality of exhibitors has sadly changed for the more kitsch and everyday type of wares. I certainly hope that the owners will take heed of the situation and limit the available number of sellers in the allotted space.

1  Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

The market is on every second Saturday. 1000's of people visit it. They even come from out of town to visit it. On the property is the museum of Jan Smuts. It is always very lively with music and food. Well worth a visit

Thank ToyMeyer
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