Top ChoiceShopping Centre in Johannesburg

27 Boxes

27 Boxes

This shipping-crate complex of boutiques, galleries and eateries is well on its way to establishing its Melville street cred. A newly planted park, indigenous nursery, and fun kids' playground add to the allure....

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Johannesburg

Kim Sacks Gallery

Kim Sacks, a renowned ceramicist and ceramics teacher, has assembled an astounding collection of handcrafted pots, baskets, tapestries, rugs, jewellery, and other crafts from all over Africa. This is not a place...

Top ChoiceMarket in Johannesburg

Market on Main

Spilling out of Arts on Main onto Fox St is this buzzy weekly market. You'll find the usual selection of takeaway food stalls downstairs (look out for the one serving delicious cups of Ethiopian coffee or spiced...

Top ChoiceMall in Johannesburg

44 Stanley

44 Stanley

The antithesis of consumer tack, 44 Stanley is a blueprint for future mall development. It’s a warren of lanes around shady courtyards and features an eclectic collection of local designers and speciality...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Soweto

Thesis

Typifying the new Soweto are the crew who run Thesis, a streetware brand selling colourful design T-shirts and hats made locally. Next to the boutique is an excellent cafe where you can sample shawarma, burgers...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Johannesburg

Art Africa

Art Africa

Arts and crafts from across South Africa as well as Mali, Ghana and the Ivory Coast are attractively displayed here – you'll be spoiled for souvenir choice whether you're in the market for a carved wooden mask,...

Books in Johannesburg

Bridge Books

An independently owned, mostly African literature bookstore, Bridge Books has become a literary meeting place for Jo'burg's top local authors. The books are carefully curated and artfully displayed, and the shop...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Johannesburg

Krag Drag/The Strong One

Krag Drag, which means 'the Strong One' in Afrikaans, is easily the best place in Jo'burg to shop for locally made gifts. Cleverly designed T-shirts, offering humorous interpretations of South African food brands...

Homewares in Johannesburg

Amatuli

A treasure trove of pan-African arts, crafts and interior design pieces, Amatuli is the place to head if you're looking for anything from a Zulu headdress to kinti cloth from Nigeria or carved masks from...

Books in Johannesburg

African Flavour Books

African Flavour Books

Part of a burgeoning African literature scene in Jo'burg, African Flavour Books offers an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction by Africans and the African diaspora. Owners Fortiscue and Nokuthula Helepi...

Art in Johannesburg

August House

August House

Smack in the middle of downtown Jo'burg, August House is notable for both its location and its incredible selection of high-end South African art. Home to about 50 artists' studios, August House holds bi-monthly...

Chocolate in Johannesburg

Chocoloza

Chocoloza

A haven for chocolate-lovers, Chocoloza produces handmade chocolates that are melt-in-your-mouth heaven. From zesty ginger, honey and lime to decadent salted caramel ganache, there is something for everyone. The...

Fashion & Accessories in Johannesburg

Iwasshot in Jo'burg

This hip social project fosters creativity, provides locals with jobs and recycles trash into fun souvenirs including bags, picture frames and cushion covers. It also uses urban photography to decorate various...

Food in Johannesburg

Fama Deli

Fama Deli, hidden in the suburb of Lorentzville, is impossible to miss with its sign proclaiming: 'Bienvenidos a la Jamonopolis de Johanesburgo'. This deli sells the most exquisite sausage and a variety of other...

Books in Johannesburg

Collectors Treasury

The southern hemisphere's largest bookshop is a curious affair. Some two million volumes and around half a million LP records and other collectables are piled high and scattered over nearly every crevice and...

Books in Johannesburg

David Krut Bookstore

David Krut offers a wide selection of art books along with local fiction and non-fiction. Also an art gallery, it hosts regular exhibitions of local printmakers, photographers and painters.

Food in Johannesburg

Neighbourgoods Market

It's mainly about grazing and hanging out at this two-storey brick warehouse, which fills with artisan purveyors and their foodie fans every Saturday. Upstairs you can grab a bench, groove along to the DJ, watch...

Design in Johannesburg

99 Juta Street

An art deco-style building covered in pink and green tiles, 99 Juta is home to several of Jo'burg's top local product designers, including the wildly popular Dokter and Misses. Even if you can't afford to buy...

Fashion & Accessories in Johannesburg

Workshop Newtown

Occupying part of the 1911 Potato Sheds building that is now part of the Newton Junction mall development, this small arcade offers up emerging fashion labels including the luxe and very Missoni-like knitwear...

Market in Pretoria

Market @ the Sheds

One of the projects of a nonprofit company aiming to rejuvenate central Pretoria, this lively monthly market showcases local creativity in terms of food, drink, fashion, accessories and local arts and crafts....