A few hours spent browsing through the pan-African offerings of the Rosebank African Craft Market will reward you with a wide range of authentic African arts and crafts. You'll find artefacts, crafts, art and sculpture here from all over Africa, including authentic African masks, ritual objects, carvings and intricate beadwork.

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Rosebank African Craft Market has been voted Johannesburg’s favourite market for over 10 years

Rosebank African Craft Market has been voted Johannesburg's premier market for 10 years in a row. Local and international visitors flock to this Johannesburg African Craft Market, attracted by its reputation as a truly pan-African shopping destination. They walk away with a range of high quality arts, crafts and antiques from all over the continent, after a pleasant day of bargaining with the friendly stall-owners.

Shopping at the market will also give you an insight into the various cultures of Africa, with many of the beautifully crafted objects on offer having cultural significance.

Rosebank African Craft Market in Johannesburg celebrates the spirit of African entrepreneurship and sustains at least 70 skilled African artisans. Some of the countries represented at the market include Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Senegal and Togo. You can buy African masks, clothing, carvings, ceramics, beadwork and jewellery. You can also pick up a lot of ‘recycled’ art objects, which are fascinating studies in how recycling materials can magically transform ‘rubbish’ into something unique and magical − responsible shopping at its best.

While you can pick up many great souvenirs for the cost of a few rand, the market is also known for its range of African antiques, many of which are highly collectable.

The Rosebank Mall, located adjacent to the African Craft Market, is at present undergoing heavy reconstruction and refurbishment, due for completion in September 2014.

But don't let the dust and din put you off discovering the vibrant craft market next door.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Rosebank African Craft Market
Tel: +27 (0)11 880 2906/3
Email: africancraft@mweb.co.za

How to get here

The market is situated at the corner of Cradock Ave and Baker St. in Rosebank, adjacent to the Rosebank Mall.

Best time to visit

Visitors to the Rosebank African Craft Market are welcomed seven days a week from 9am to 6pm by the pulsating rhythm of African drum beats.

Get around

The tour bus parking facility located opposite the market provides tour groups with secure and convenient access to a vast range of exquisite high quality handcrafted African artifacts and antiques.

Where to stay

Rosebank has all sorts of accommodation from fancy hotels to B&Bs.

Best buys

Tthe African Craft Market in Rosebank is a magnet for bargain buyers – if you are looking for affordable quality you won’t be disappointed

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