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Chameleon Village

| 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Hartbeespoort 0280, South Africa
+27 82 930 1799
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Mostly tourist stuff

Lots of shops, mostly tourist type things. Good art crafts though. Food places are OK and some nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
591jd649
,
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
Not worth the effort

Expensive with very poor service. Note to management; Oysters are usually served with Tabasco... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cris1J
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
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  • Very good28%
  • Average33%
  • Poor9%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
| 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Hartbeespoort 0280, South Africa
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+27 82 930 1799

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of shops, mostly tourist type things. Good art crafts though. Food places are OK and some nice pieces and antiques.

Thank 591jd649
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive with very poor service. Note to management; Oysters are usually served with Tabasco, lemon and black pepper... Black pepper isn't expensive. Get some.

Thank Cris1J
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for bargain hunting for authentic African paintings. Just bought another great painting on canvas at a fraction of the cost I would have paid elsewhere. Never pay the asking price. Offer 10% of the asking price and negotiate from there....More

Thank Trevor d
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We bring overseas friends here almost every time we have them. Wonderful place with diverse shops. Especially like the antiques places and the used book shop.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment One entered you could easily see that this place was a tourist trap. When you entered the market you were quickly attacked from all sides by vendors who refused to receive no as an answer. If you were willing to buy one...More

1  Thank DisappointedAF
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had 2 dogs with us so we're not pressurized as many other visitors were. The village is pet-friendly so we will return as some of the restaurants said they were happy to serve us.

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lots of see and buy, but be prepared to be followed by the vendors, each trying to outdo the other - feels like being harrassed. One has to bargain and all the vendors sell the same things, some more expensive than others. But it is...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a retail supermarket with aggressive storekeepers selling authentic African art at ridiculous prices. I only hope they don't swindle the original artists as badly as they did to me. I got home and discovered that the wood carved animal, for which I had...More

Thank jontymgm
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place is huge and comprise hundreds of small craft shops offering everything from local crafts like statues and paintings to T-shirts, sunglasses and handbags. At times you may feel oblige to buy as everyone is asking to support his/her business. Surely there is a...More

2  Thank Maggie1508
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The site was well catered to suit all ages and had plenty of activities and restaurants. The markets were amazing with lots of choice but the sellers were a bit in your face. We also found the prices of activities and products a bit extortionate,...More

Thank milla2017
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