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Knysna African Arts and Craft Market

1 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Tourist trap

Over priced...much of the same crafts from stall to stall. Litter can be found all over the market... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Wilderness, South Africa
via mobile
Terrible tourist trap

It was dirty and had a very dodgy feel about it. We bought some metal birds only to find them in... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Vereeniging, South Africa
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1 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Over priced...much of the same crafts from stall to stall. Litter can be found all over the market. It does not come across as a safe place to walk around. An over priced let down.

Thank Sinfulsuey11
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It was dirty and had a very dodgy feel about it. We bought some metal birds only to find them in George for under half the price they asked. A ripoff of note...

Reviewed 26 January 2017

i visited this market in November and was horrified by the litter all around the place. Visitors and vendors alike had to step over the litter left by the stall holders in front of their stalls. No attempt was made to pick up this filth...More

Thank 497alison
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The market is sign posted and easy to find, on the way to the heads. Just a quick turn off the main road, on the corner. There were at least 15+ stalls. Many have similar items but each had its own point of difference too....More

Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Came across this in the way to Knysna Heads. Doesn't look like much from the street but it's worth a visit. We found items we'd never seen before and at half the price. There are some great unusual pieces if you look for them and...More

Thank mdc75
Reviewed 13 September 2016

First it looked like all the other stuff you see in the other markets. However I looked carefully and found wooden carved giraffes that I didn't see elsewhere. It was originally priced at R450 each and we bargained it down to R250. They packed it...More

Thank Jess C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little African arts & crafts market where they sell all sorts of small (and some larger) items made of various types of wood of varied provenance from countries of the region, of bone, stone, metal... There are some nice authentic items...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We stumbled across this African market having followed signs off the N2...and very very glad to have spent 30 minutes wandering around the market and picking up lots of African goods for presents. Whilst all the stalls "encourage" you to have a look around and...More

1  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Some very nice upscale shops to wander through after a cruise on the bay. Stopped at a restaurant called O Pescador and had a wonderful dish called prawns Nationale while sitting out on their deck.

2  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

The first price doesn't count if you tell them to lower the price to half they will there is a lot of beautiful stuff to buy you should go there

1  Thank רם ה
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