Market in Johannesburg

Bryanston Organic Market

Arts and crafts are on offer here, but the main attraction is the splendid organic produce.
Shopping Centre in Johannesburg

Eastgate Mall

Off the N12 just east of Bruma Lake. Boasts of being Africa’s largest mall.
Music in Johannesburg


In a basement underneath a furniture store, Kohinoor is one of the best sources of ethnic/African music, and sells everything from kwaito to jazz.
Mall in Johannesburg

Oriental Plaza

A bustling collection of mostly Indian-owned stores selling everything from spices to cheap watches to cookware. If you need your mobile phone fixed, this is the place to come, and if you get peckish, there are plen…
Mall in Johannesburg

Rosebank Mall

If you’re after serious retail therapy, head to this interlocking series of malls, with central parking on the corner of Cradock Ave and Baker St.
Arts & Crafts in Johannesburg

Rosebank Sunday Market

This is one of the most convenient places to shop for traditional carvings, beadwork, jewellery, books and fertility dolls. It’s held in Rosebank Mall’s multilevel car park, on the rooftop.
Books in Johannesburg

Xarra Books

This excellent bookshop deals in books on African literature, history, politics and art and has an African music section. Book launches and readings are held on Thursday evening.
Traditional Medicine in Johannesburg

KwaZulu Muti Museum of Man & Science

This quirky, highly photogenic venture – ask permission first – is the most accessible of the downtown muti (traditional medicine) stores. Amid incredible bric-a-brac, it sells walking sticks, drums, beads, animal p…
Mall in Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Square

Adjoining, and similar to, Sandton City Mall, this large mall is built around an Italian-style piazza full of restaurants. There's also a 6m-high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela that's a favourite spot for selfies.
Food in Johannesburg

Neighbourgoods Market

Cape Town’s wondrous community market has come to Braamfontein to continually ‘reinvent the public market as civic institution’. The two-storey brick warehouse fills with artisan purveyors and their foodie fans, who…