Shopping in Johannesburg
Johannesburg (5750 ft asl) is the largest city and financial capital of South Africa. Johannesburg is typically an arrival point for international travellers and where most guests spend a couple of days in transit.
Johannesburg is renowned for its world class shopping facilities and the variety of things on offer. You can choose from designer clothes to high-end handicrafts to pick up on your visit. One of the things we recommend you get to Jozi is the beautifully crafted beadwork and wirework that are easily available in shops as well as on the roadside or at intersections.
Some of the interesting places that you can shop from are:
Sandton City - One of the most upmarket malls in Johannesburg, it boasts of some of the luxurious shops in South Africa. Apart from the shopping avenues, there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment spots for those who are looking for something more.
Killarney Mall - The first mall to be opened in 1961, the shops are open until late at night and sell clothing, jewellery and African curios.
The Oriental Plaza - A bustling mall with mostly Indian-owned stores, the mall sells everything from spices, clothes, watches, accessories to cookware. It often serves as the one-stop centre for all your daily needs.
Hyde Park Corner - The first fully enclosed shopping centre in South Africa, Hyde Park Corner offers a comprehensive selection of superior quality merchandise in a modern, airy surround, and housed in a safe, relaxed, and sophisticated environment.
Flea Markets - Apart from the malls, Johannesburg is also home to remarkable flea markets. Some of the known markets are the Mai Mai, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, Market Theatre Flea Market and Bruma Flea Market.
Shopping in Johannesburg is most recommended for travellers on their way out looking to pickup souvenirs while spending a few hours in transit exploring the city.