Looking for things to do in Johannesburg, South Africa? You might consider weekend shopping on the street markets. There is a market for everyone in the vibrant city of Johannesburg. Amazing Food markets and farmers’ markets – there you’ll find great food, the extensive variety of crafted goods, vintage clothing and must-have souvenirs. Read on to discover some of the best weekend markets in Johannesburg to try out.
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The Neighbourgoods Market
The Neighbourgoods Market operates every Saturday morning in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The market takes place over two floors and boasts stalls with an assortment of goods, including season fruit and vegetables, pastries, drinks ranging from non alcoholic to alcoholic and more. There are lots of foods to try from local cuisine to continental. A good place to hang out with friends and loved ones. You could grab a cold drink, go up to the rooftop where you’ll enjoy live music and see people dancing.
Rosebank Sunday Market
Rosebank Sunday Market is a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. The Rosebank Sunday Market celebrates diversity through variety. This is one stop shopping area, as you can find all you want in this place from food to clothing, jewelry, African arts and crafts, second-hand books, records and CD vendors, painters, candle-makers, cheese-mongers and vintage clothing enthusiasts. The market has regular events lineup that includes live music performances at the rooftop bar, car boot sales and vintage Sundays on the last Sunday of every month. The market support ‘Stand for Hope’ each week, where the market provides a stall to a local charity to promote its cause. The Kids Zone is a place for kids to showcase there talent in crafting and other activities.
Market On Main
Market On Main is housed in an old industrial building that flows into a central grassy courtyard, this spot is perfect for relaxing or a picnic on Sundays only. Market On Main is a Sunday market of the Maboneng district. Variety of food and design are centre stage with a selection of African fusion. One floor above is devoted to vintage fashion, accessories and china stalls or admire the art and photography displays while the guest DJ spins uplifting tunes. Designer Maria McCloy’s must-have African print shoes and clutch bags are some of the items to buy. There are lots of cuisine to try out, from local to urban, cupcakes, ice-cream, variety of wine and cocktail, you can also get fresh farm produce, seasonal items, gourmet goods, plants and herbs, cut flowers, organic produce.
Weekend Market JHB
Weekend Market JHB as the name connotes, is opened on Saturdays and Sundays and Public holidays. A flourishing food market bursting with flavour. This spot is the one to visit when you’re after a mouth watering experience. Indulge in gourmet prawns, bunny chow, chip on a stick or delicous boere wors roll. Enjoy the live entertainment while your nose will guide you to the freshly prepared coffee aroma. Offering Indian cuisine in its intense flavour or the food trucks with even more delicious lunch options. It’s a wheelchair friendly market.
Fourways Farmers’ Market
Fourways Farmers’ Market is a weekend market in Sandton part of Johannesburg, South Africa. Here, there are lots of food and beverage stalls with unique and distinct style. They sell stuffs that appeal to everyone and food is freshly prepared. And, of course, entrance fee is charged for adults, while children go in free. Picnics are encouraged as there is a lawn and garden which are available with informal seating arrangements. Live music dj’s adds to the festive atmosphere. The environment is child friendly with a lovely play area where parents can sit in close proximity. There is also a parking lot but make sure you get there early to find a good spot. Commodities are quite expensive, it’s save to hold with you enough cash.
- Friday: 3:30 pm – 10:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm