Bruma Lake flea market is the result of the successful conversion of an old sewerage catchment area into a awesome lakeside market, mall and commercial parks. With over 620 traders stock a multitude of exciting curios and antiques, from textiles to furniture. This is the place to get that special something, or simply to browse and get a feel for grassroots trade in Johannesburg.
Bruma lake is designed to resemble a fisherman's village; the area offers a string of restaurants and shopping venues well patronized by bargain hunters and window shoppers alike.
While the flea market has a host of stalls selling generic goods, there are also fine examples of African carvings, steel and metal work, as well as some great fast food of various nationalities on offer in the complex. African curios, various crafts, funky second-hand clothing, one-off fashions and fashion rip-offs is on offer here.
We have listed some of the flea markets in the Johannesburg area below.
• Artists under the Sun, Zoo Lake, off Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg. - First Sunday of every month.
• Bruma Flea Market, Bruma Lake, Johannesburg - Daily, 10am-6pm - Hundreds of stalls to choose from including plenty selling good-quality African crafts.
• Bryanston Organic Village Market, Culross Road (off Main Road), Bryanston, Johannesburg -Around 100 stands selling hand-sewn clothes, jewellery, African batik and pearl creations, minerals and crystals, glass, leather, woodwork, and even organically grown vegetables. Crocodile Creek Crafts Village, Top Crop Centre, DF Malan Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg - Daily. Crafts include furniture, clothes, ceramics and more.
• Hatfield Flea Market, Hatfieid Shopping Centre, Pretoria Sunday and Bank Holidays, 9.15am till 5.30pm.
• Market Theatre Flea Market, Market Theatre, Johannesburg Saturday, 9am-4pm. The best-known bazaar in Johannesburg, worth a visit for people-watching.
• Rooftop Market, Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg Sunday. One of the best in Johannesburg for African artifacts and crafts.