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26 February 2007



OHANNESBURG'S flea markets are the perfect place to pick up something uniquely South African. The craft markets feature African masks and wooden carvings, beaded dolls, wire baskets and toys and a variety of other indigenous objects. You'll also find clothing, ceramics, collectibles, second-hand books and jewellery, and plenty of cheap mass-produced goods. Whatever you're looking for, flea markets are always full of bargains and surprises, and offer the chance to enjoy the sights and sunshine while browsing around the stalls.

African Craft Market
Corner of Cradock Avenue and Baker Street, Rosebank
Tel: 011 880 2906
Open: Every day 9am to 6pm
See and buy craftwork from all over Africa including pieces from Zimbabwe, Namibia and the Congo in this double-storey craft market.

Rooftop Market
Cnr Cradock and Becker Street, Rosebank
Tel: 011 442 4488
Open: Sundays 9am to 5pm
The Rooftop Market is regarded by many as South Africa's best flea market and is well patronised by locals as well as tourists. More than 500 stalls offer clothing, ceramics, art and craft objects, antiques and collectibles. The rooftop also boasts a food court and deli to curb the hunger while you shop.

Bruma Lake Flea Market
Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer and Marcia Ave, Bruma
Tel: 011 622 9648
Open: Every day except Monday from 9.30am to 5pm
This is an extensive market, based near the Eastgate Shopping Mall, offering everything from clothes to crafts. Live entertainment can be enjoyed as you shop. There is also a Kids' World where youngsters are kept entertained while you roam around or get your car sparkled at the car wash.

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
Cnr Bryanston and Culross Rd, Bryanston
Tel: 011 706 3671
Open: Thursdays and Saturdays 9am to 3pm
Joburg’s original outdoor organic market! Over 120 stalls selling 100% natural, hand-made clothing, gifts, jewellery, deli food and fresh produce. This market boasts four restaurants, a kids’ quarter, ample secure parking and live entertainment.

Crafters Market
Clearwater Mall, Clearwater
Tel: 011 475 8644
Open: Every day 9am to 7pm (during festive season Mondays to Thursdays 9am to 8pm and Fridays 9am to 9pm)
Specialises in African crafts and curios, which make perfect gifts for tourists and locals alike.
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Hillfox Market
Hillfox Value Centre, Hendrik Potgieter Road, Weltevreden Park
Tel: 011 442 4488
Open: Weekends and public holidays from 9am to 5pm
Home to 250 traders, the Hillfox Market has a reputation for great bargains, with top brands selling for up to 50% less than normal retail prices.

Hospice Charity Market
Cnr 9th and Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove
Tel: 011 728 0737
Open: Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 4.30pm
Raising money for charity work, the main focus of the Hospice Market is bric-a-brac and collectibles.

Market Theatre Flea Market
Newtown Cultural Precinct, Bree St
Tel: 083 586 8687
Open: Everyday 9am until late, Saturday 9am to 4pm
The "original flea market" at the Newtown Cultural Precinct in the inner city, this lively market features a little bit of everything, including designs from up-and-coming designers.

Ngwenya Glass Village
Corner of Beyers Naude and Diepsloot Road, Muldersdrift
Tel: 011 796 3000
Open: Everyday from 8:30 to 4:30
Ngwenya Glass Village offers visitors the chance to buy handmade recycled glassware or watch the art of glass blowing in action. There are 12 shops to browse around and you can have breakfast in the restaurant, Zest.

Panorama Flea Market
Klipriver Drive, Mulbarton
Tel: 011 682 2222
Open: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 9am to 4pm.
This market is known for its versatile variety of goods at very reasonable prices. Relax in the beer garden or shop at your leisure whilst enjoying live entertainment.

Rietvlei Boeremark
Swartkoppies Road, between Alberton & Mulbarton
Tel:  079 199 8641 / 083 497 1806
Open:  Every first Saturday of the month 6am to 10am
Get to the market for an assortment of fresh, homemade, organic and farmers’ products.

The Market Place
The Brightwater Commons, Republic Road, Ferndale, Randburg
Tel: 011 886 0208
Open: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm; Weekends and Public Holidays from 10am to 6pm; Closed Mondays
An array of goods can be found at this permanent flea market. Credit card facilities are also available.

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Last Updated on 16 February 2012