Johannesburg, or 'Jozi' as the locals refer to it, has the largest population in South Africa, is the provincial capital of Gauteng and is the wealthiest province in the country. This busy, bustling metropolitan is known for its gold mining which has earned it the nickname eGoli Home to around 4.5 million people in the city alone, and around 10 million in the broader metropolitan area
, Johannesburg is the meeting place for people of all skills, trades and cultures a fact that has led to the creation of a number of popular flea markets that have cropped up throughout the city. The flea markets offer uniquely South African products ranging from wooden carvings to wire baskets, handmade toys and beaded dolls, second-hand books and bric-a-brac and anything else that one's imagination could conjure up.
The markets are the ideal place to meet new or old friends and to pick up a special gift or some home décor. Dotted throughout the city, some of the most popular markets include the African Craft Market and the Rooftop Market, both located in Rosebank as well as the Crafters Market in Clearwater.
The Market Theatre Flea Market in the Newtown Cultural Precinct is considered the 'original flea market' and is a lively inner city market. Open daily visitors to the market can explore the vibey area, chat to artists and purchase designs from a number of the city's up-and-coming designers.Bryanston Organic and Natural Market in Bryanstonis open Thursday to Sunday from 09h00 to 15h00 and offers anything and everything that is not mass produced. Wander past the brightly coloured stands and stock up on home-grown, organic items before relaxing and chatting to friends while your enjoy an organic meal.