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Experience the true colours of Africa and rich cultural heritage in the form of art, curios, music, food, fashion and design at Chameleon village biggest African market. open 7 days a week, from 8-5pm. Shopping at the biggest Crafters Market with...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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R104 | 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Madibeng 0280, South Africa
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+27 82 930 1799
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There's a lot to see and buy but the stall holders can be very aggressive with their sales pitch. It can wear you down and detract from the experience and deter you from buying.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful setup. Many places to eat nice food. Some antique shops. Mostly made in Taiwam outlets. They can be overwellming. Ugly Duckling has an outlet there.

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stop between J'berg and Pilansberg Park and it is definitely a DON'T miss. Take cash only and be prepared to bargain to half asking price, but the goods are nice and the selection is great. It is the best place to buy...More

Thank Michelle D
travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michelle. Thank you so much for your positive response. appreciate your input.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really worth the effort unless you go there for lunch or you really really want some typical african souvenirs. Too much repetition. There are some really expensive carvings from far flung parts of africa and some interesting materials that have been used for cushion...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Had an hour to kill before lunch and decided to go have a browse through the market. Clearly South Africans don’t visit, as every stall owner tried to greet us and asked us which country we were from and to look in their stall. This...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Typical flea market with some good niche stores. Loads of African curios, jewelry and art. Also quite a few hunting shops. A worthwhile on the way stop to other harties activities

Thank Heidilararf
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I am a Tour Guide and have had numerous harassment complaints from our guests at the market. After today's visit, I must say the level of harassment have reduced. Today i witnessed polite vendors. Its important if they want to recieve more visitors to their...More

Thank Gilroy T C
travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you very much for your response, we as Management are trying our best to control the harassment, more cameras and assistance in the market. We appreciate your positive response. thank you, Annalie 0829301799

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Like everyone else mentioned, if you don't mind the bazaar experience (a bit of harassing, haggling, etc), you may like this. I hated the village with a passion: they have mostly only trinkets, every stall has the exact same assortment and every salesperson claims to...More

1  Thank FerKijel
travelfly961, Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Markets throughout the world are places to bargain and haggle with vendors. It’s part of the fun. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of at Chameleon Village. There has not been a single incident of threat or harm in the 15 years since opening....More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

My goodness. One needs a good dose of time, guts, patience and assertiveness to venture there. Some of the products are fabulous, for example the sculptures from different African countries, but a lot is just plain junk. Worth seeing, though.More

Thank hannetjiee
travelfly961, Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Markets throughout the world are places to bargain and haggle with vendors. It’s part of the fun. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of at Chameleon Village. There has not been a single incident of threat or harm in the 15 years since opening....More

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Buy your African hand crafted art here while you do some animal interactions and have fantastic food. loads of restaurants and things to do!

Thank bChAnTeLLeb
travelfly961, Public Relations Manager at Chameleon Village, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you very much for your response, appreciate.

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