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Shopping in Johannesburg - What to Buy?


Johannesburg is mostly known as the "New York of Africa" and has many places to pick up the perfect gift or souvenir, or just to browse around at what is on offer. From modern shopping centre complexes to local markets, it is certainly a varied shopping experience. Johannesburg can be considered as the shopping paradise in South Africa.

Travelers are able to shop in the more than 20 mega-malls around Johannesburg. Sandton City Shopping Center, Nelson Mandela Square, Hype Park Corner, Oriental Plaza, Montecasino and Rosebank Mall are the places of the best shopping. There plenty of shopping malls and shopping centers that are mostly located in the northern suburbs. Most of them are exclusive and include all top international brands as well as with the popular local ones.

The opening hours of the malls in Johannesburg are usually from Monday to Saturday from 09.00 am. to 05.00 pm. and from 09.00 am. to 02.00 pm. on Sunday.

Local department stores
such as Edgars, Truworths and Woolworths are also widespread. Locally designed décor and fashion is worth a look where most of the stores are located in the districts like Rosebank and Parkhurst. In Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, there are variety of shopping opportunities from designer boutiques and world-class cuisine to local curios and cosy coffee shops, this piazza encapsulates a lifestyle that takes good taste to new levels. Sandton City Shopping Center is one the best in Johannesburg.

The Oriental Plaza in Fordsburg is known for its exotic variety of fabrics sold at discount prices. If you are looking for fresh food, organic products, books, antiques, crafts, clothing or gifts then take a visit to one of the many markets dotted around Johannesburg. There are many markets that offer only food and fresh produce such as the Jozi Food Market in Parktown North or the Organic Market in Bryanston. The Bruma African Market is popular with the crafts from all over Africa.

Rooftop Market in Rosebank is regarded by many as South Africa's best flea market, and is well patronized by locals as well as tourists. Shopping at Melrose Arch suits those looking for exclusive shops or products and it promises high street shopping and a variety of coffee shops and restaurants. A favorite is Cocoa Diva, a gift shop specializing in imported chocolates.

Also there are some streets that are famous for their collection of stores or restaurants. Parkhurst is popular for sidewalk café eating and décor stores; Kensington’s Queen Street is popular for its best antique stores; Melville’s 7th Avenue is popular for its bookstores and Parktown North’s 4th Avenue is popular with its décor and local fashion boutiques.

Hyde Park Corner, in the heart of the northern suburbs, accommodates 130 top specialty stores as well as a super market and a cinema complex. The "Original Flea Market" at the Newtown Cultural Precinct in the inner city, this lively Saturday market features a little bit of everything. Michael Mount Organic Village Market in Bryanston offers handmade or produced organically, making a trip to this market in Johannesburg's north a unique experience. Enjoy cakes, pastries, cheeses and crafts.

Dobsonville Shopping Centre is the first major shopping complex in Soweto. It is seen as a symbol of economic development in the area. It houses major department stores and popular retail chains. The Market Theatre in Newton has a daily flea market. Locally made jewellery, clothing, fabric and other craft items are the spots of the market. Also there are several small craft shops.

If you want to pick up a truly unique South African gift, the flea markets of Johannesburg is the place to shop. Shopping in Johannesburg is one of the best day time attraction in Johannesburg.

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