Johannesburg is filled with some of the best markets, offering visitors an authentic South African experience. Here are our some of our top picks for the festive season:
Address: 73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000
Contact:081 416 2605
Neighbourgoods market. Picture: Portfolio Collection.
Just like the Cape Town concept, Neighbourgoods Market is filled with a range of food, cocktails and design items. Opened every Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, the market attracts hundreds of people who spend their Saturdays connecting with their loved ones and making new friends.
Address: 1 Heidelberg Rd, City Deep, Johannesburg, 2049
Contact : 011 992 8000
Johannesburg Market. Picture: YouTube.
Known as South Africa's premier food hub, this market takes place every weekday and Saturdays. It is the one stop destination for retailers, shopkeepers, street traders, restaurateurs, housewives and exporters.
The market serves about 5 000 farmers from across South Africa. This is the best place to stock up on your Christmas grocery list.
Market On Main
Address: 264 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2000
Contact: 082 868 1335
Market on Main. Picture: Arts on Main.
Market On Main is a weekly market that offers food and local design. Market on Main takes place every Sunday at Arts on Main, from 10am to 3pm. The market was launched in 2011 to encourage inner city lifestyle, and provide a creative space for makers to trade. The market is a great place to socialise.
Rosebank Sunday Market
Address: 50 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
Contact: 011 028 7819
Rosebank Sunday Market. Picture: Rosebank Sunday Market.
Rosebank Sunday Market takes place every Sunday, from 9am to 4pm. With the large number of craft stalls, live music, Christmas entertainment and gourmet food traders, there's something for everyone.
Rosebank Mall is a perfect venue for the market, offering stunning views of the Johannesburg skyline and sunsets. One can get an array of tasty delights, interesting bric-a-brac, unusual antiques, original clothing and an eclectic assortment of hand made and art.
Address: Corner Kudu and Moema , Orlando West, Soweto
Contact: 078 967 2617
LoCrate Market. Picture: LoCrate Market.
Located in Soweto, this market was created for youngsters and creatives. It's a place where young and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators and innovators showcase and sell their products, meet other like-minded people and gain new ideas. While the market will not be opened in December, the owners are hosting the Makhelwane Festival, from December 15 to 17. The festival will take place at Poke Street and guests will see some of the latest fashion, jewellery and food stalls.