Jo’burg: an urban stroll through city markets

This month, I’m writing you from Johannesburg where I discovered some markets that are definitely worth a visit.
Surprising places, original and offbeat concepts, follow me on my urban ​​stroll.


On Thursday, I asked the receptionist of my hotel to recommend to me a nice and pleasant place for the brunch! His answer was clear-cut: “The Bryanston Organic Market”. And if you are looking for a green setting in the city center, this market is for you! The organic food was delicious and we found so many things: jewelries, flowers, sculptures, vintage clothes, souvenirs, crafts, toys, but also activities for kids! This change of scene is enjoyable especially when we know we are in downtown Johannesburg!


Bryanston Organic Market


Are you a nature lover? Then do not hesitate to make a stop at Jozi Food Market if you are passing through the Pirates Sports Clubs. This market supports the local craftspeople; you can buy many wonderful souvenirs here! This allows you to discover typical products of the region while also help the small producers. So you enjoy fresh local products, original recipes and all that outside! Enjoy the sun and savor a cup of Rooibos comfortably seated on the lawn…and a band will be there to entertain you!


Jozi Food Market


If you are looking for a key and trendy market, you have to go to “Rosebank Rooftop Market”! When I arrived, a band was there to liven things up while the locals and tourists talked together and savored African specialties! And there were lots of stalls with handmade souvenirs … here they call it a “Craft Market” … this is a MUST SEE in Johannesburg. Therefore, it is not surprising that this Jo’burg treasure won its 11th award as “First market in Johannesburg.”


Rosebank Rooftop Market


Now, if you’re seeking THE trendy spot, the place that brings artists of all kinds and the best in terms of design together… hurry up! And let’s go to the Market on Main.
It is THE Place to be! Every Sunday morning, this market, located in the Maboneng Precinct, the artists’ area, makes it possible to dive into the vibrant Jo’burg.
Second hand clothes, designers, organic food, music … a complete creative urban cocktail.


Market On Main

Obviously, Gauteng is full of attractive small markets… whether Food Markets, craft markets, flea markets and even markets dedicated to traditional healing, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for in Johannesburg!
If you come to this beautiful part of the country, do not hesitate to send me your finds!

By Aurélie Jammes

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