Kwa Mai Mai Market is a traditional South African medicine market located in Johannesburg's central business district. One of the oldest traditional markets in the city, here you'll find dozens of stalls run by African traditional healers who have dedicated themselves to healing the sick.
It's one of the best places to visit in Johannesburg if you're looking for that genuine, traditional African tourist experience.
Here you'll meet Sangomas who use real animal parts to cure ailments and read your fortune, as well as stalls selling traditional clothing and other accompaniments such as shields and beaded accessories. Many of the market traders and their families live in the market, adding to the unique character and community of the area.
This area forms part of Johannesburg's rehabilitation programme whereby the city aims to attract more tourists and ultimately stimulate the Johannesburg tourism sector by showcasing its traditional heritage. If you're you looking for a truly South African experience then this market is worth a visit, although it is best to visit with a local guide who can give insight into the ancient traditions practiced here.
Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm