Particularly for visitors and tourists to the area who are only being introduced to the somewhat strange art and culture of Africa, the African craft market in Rosebank in Johannesburg has transformed shopping into a pretty unique experience. It’s common to leave South African shores with a ubiquitous wooden giraffe or an African mask in tow. Skilled African artists from the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and the Congo, to name a few, are also represented here. The goods on display include fabrics, clothing, jewellery, ceramics, and bits and pieces for interior décor.
The Rosebank African craft indoor market is a feast of all things African and is open seven days a week. It is located on the corner of Cradock Avenue and Baker Street and is open to locals and visitors visiting South Africa. Tour buses frequently stay with their tour groups to explore the unusual range of goods that represent the distinctive rhythm of the African continent. The atmosphere is lively.
The market’s proximity to Rosebank Mall, a feast of stores and entertainment that includes a cinema nouveau for art movies, an endless stream of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops, numerous boutiques and major apparel chains, and a supermarket, makes the trip worthwhile.
You can see why Rosebank sees a constant flow of market enthusiasts passing through when you consider the addition of the perennially well-liked Rooftop flea market, which is open on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm.