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The Market Place is highly recommended as a destination for browsers and shoppers. The market is made up of a large number of stalls which sell everything from clothing to accessories, and curios to food and electronic goods, all at highly competitive prices, in a clean and secure environment. Next door is the Brightwater's African Cultural Village, offering visitors some insight into traditional African life.
Traders from all over Africa sell hand-made curios and collectibles from rural areas, to locals and visitors. The food area is a connoisseur's delight - buy freshly made pesto, pasta, fragrant Italian breads and cheeses. There are also performances of live music by locals, adding to the vibrant feel of the market.
The Rooftop Market at the Rosebank Mall has been a Sunday tradition in Johannesburg for years. A cultural hub as well as a shopaholic's paradise, the market sells a range of art, trinkets, CDs, clothes, jewelry and antiques of both African and Western origin. African dance performances and other cultural programs are also hosted here from time to time.
A thriving market held every Sundays on Rosebank Mall's upper parking deck, Finders Keepers Market is an exciting spot that offers a glimpse of the tribal land's exotic art and culture. Here, a number of sellers trade off gourmet eats, exquisite craft pieces, antique items and works of African art in a vibrant setting, complete with some picturesque views of the city's landscape and serene sunsets to offset the market's clamor. Mime performers, African folk musicians, buskers and magicians also join in the cheerful milieu, formed by a collage of visual experiences, exotic tastes and a motley of colors.
Located in the middle of Johannesberg is Fordsburg Square which is a chiefly Indian market. The marketplace and square have historical significance as being important strategic points during the Rand Rebellion by the miners of black gold in 1st January, 1922. Today, you can shop for Indian fabrics, basmati rice, fragrant incense, exotic spices and more. Sip on chai from shops and stalls and nibble on kebabs from food stalls. All in all the winding streets of this market is perfect for spending some time exploring the Indian culture which has thrived in South Africa since the Colonial times.
Housed in a 15-story building, the Neighbourgoods Market's structure impresses you with the mural artwork by Eduard Villa. Open every Saturday through the morning and afternoon, the Neighbourgoods Market is a nice place to spend a warm morning, whether you want to enjoy browsing through local artisan products, sample the various delicacies cooked up by local chefs or get fresh food fresh from the farmers' produce. Besides the fresh produce, the market comes alive during the various festivities like the We Love Real Craft Beer Festival, the Barrel and Vine Festival Festival and so on that happen throughout the year.
This monthly market gives you the opportunity to buy the best of Johannesburg's traditional and handicraft items, from handmade felt toys and glassware to jewelery. Apart from this, there are entertaining performances and displays of visual art by various artists to keep you entertained. Numerous food and drink stalls ensure that hunger pangs don't interrupt your shopping spree. The best part of Zasekhaya Arts and Culture Market is that you can place orders with the artists and merchants to get goods made exactly the way you want them. Loads of activities and fun games to keep the children occupied are also at hand, so you can be left alone to browse through the wares on offer. Parking is available within the Bus Factory premises.
The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, established in 1975, has grown in popularity and is now one of South Africa's leading outdoor markets. Situated in Bryanston in the school grounds of the Michael Mount Waldorf School, the market offers support to craftsmen, farmers, artists and musicians by enabling them to sell their produce, arts and crafts to the public. Follow the red brick path and meander through the market stalls shaded by leafy trees, or relax at one of the unique tea gardens for a sample of the natural produce while listening to some live music. Bryanston Organic & Natural Market offers its visitors a place to relax, browse, chat to the stall owners and buy quality natural products.