African Market Shopping: Craft Markets, Flea Markets, and Artisanal Goods

A market table displaying beautiful traditional jewellery

African markets are vibrant places full of culture, crafts, and community spirit. Supporting local artisans through these markets is important for keeping traditional crafts alive and helping the  local economies.

The Art Farm Craft Yard Market (Eikenhof, Gauteng)

The Art Farm Craft Yard Market in Eikenhof, Gauteng, is a lovely, family-friendly spot perfect for a day out. Here, you can find beautiful items like handcrafted jewellery, pottery, and unique clothing. 

There are also many food stalls offering local delicacies, international dishes, and organic produce. The market has a lively atmosphere with live music, community gatherings, and friendly vendors. Families will enjoy the play areas for kids, petting zoos, face painting, and weekend craft workshops.

Midrand Urban Market (Crowthorne, Gauteng)

The Midrand Urban Market in Crowthorne, Gauteng, is known for its vibrant layout with open spaces and colourful stalls. It’s popular with families due to its kid-friendly features like a huge jumping castle, puppet shows, face painting stations, and a dedicated play area. 

The market offers a range of stalls with handmade crafts, local artwork, gourmet food vendors, and local produce. Frequent entertainment and family-oriented activities create a welcoming community feel.

Village Walk African Cultural Market (Sandton, Gauteng)

The Village Walk African Cultural Market, located outside the Village Walk Shopping Centre on Maude Street in Sandton, offers authentic African goods. You can find traditional crafts, ethnic jewellery, African fabrics, and artwork. 

This market provides a unique shopping experience with direct interaction with artisans, storytelling sessions, and live demonstrations of craft-making. 

Market on Main (Newtown, Johannesburg)

Market on Main, located in Newtown, Johannesburg, is known for its theme of “Food + Design.” Set within the artistic hub of Arts On Main, this market combines food and creative designs. 

Visitors can enjoy gourmet street food, international cuisines, and artisanal baked goods while exploring stalls that feature handcrafted home décor, designer clothing, and innovative art pieces. The market has a strong community vibe with live music, art exhibitions, workshops, and a lively social scene every Sunday.

Rosebank Sunday Market (Rosebank, Johannesburg)

Located on the rooftop of Rosebank Mall, the Rosebank Sunday Market is a bustling hub of activity. Shoppers can find a wide range of goods, from African curios and vintage items to handmade crafts. 

The market also offers unique collectibles, antiques, local artwork, and curiosities. The vibrant atmosphere attracts both locals and tourists, and additional attractions like live entertainment and diverse food stalls offering local and international cuisine make it an exciting destination.

A variety of local textiles for sale at the market

African markets offer a unique shopping experience and a great opportunity to support local markets, helping local economies and preservation of traditions. 

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