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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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Experience the true colours of Africa and rich cultural heritage in the form of art, curios, music, food, fashion and design at Chameleon village biggest African market. open 7 days a week, from 8-5pm. Shopping at the biggest Crafters Market with décor and home products, art galleries, and the Ugly duckling décor shop definitely worth a visit. Great atmosphere at 4 restaurants, Beef and Reef restaurant, Buffalo bar, Al medina, with live music, craft beer, cocktails , gourmet burgers, prawns, authentic Indian cuisine, Traditional Mozambican food, delicious Steak restaurant etc. Family entertainment at the Lion & Tiger Park open 7 days a week from 8.30-5pm. entrance R100 of adults, kids under 12 R20, this include the interaction with the lion cubs. Reptile and Snake Park with live snake shows that’s not to be missed Open 7 days a week 8-5pm, entrance R80 adults, R40 kids under 12. Live snake shows 11h00, 13h00, and 15h00. Chameleon – exceptional value for money. Open 7 days a week.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average35%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“african art” (6 reviews)
“reptile park” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Hartbeespoort 0280, South Africa
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+27 82 930 1799
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"african art"
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"reptile park"
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"arts and crafts"
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"large variety"
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"coffee shops and restaurants"
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"restaurant area"
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"southern africa"
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"stall holders"
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"sales people"
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"lots of shops"
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"stalls selling"
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"under one roof"
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"great place to visit"
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"curios"
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"pressure"
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"bartering"
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"rabbits"
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Reviewed yesterday

The things are over priced as well as the food places. I understand that we all want to make a living but don't kill people out there, life is tough and we need to be thankful. The Flea market need to get some cooling system...More

Thank yaseenb2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is full of beautiful handcrafted items, however the people working there are desperate for a sale. They will not let you go and literally beg you to buy something. It was extremely uncomfortable to walk through and we had to cut our visit...More

Thank mnrgrd
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasure to walk through the market over the December holidays without been harrassed by stall owners. As a local and someone that visits chameleon on a monthly basis it was a refreshing change. I hope more people will post their positive remarks...More

Thank karensN3231LW
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Almost everything under one roof if you are looking for curios. The vendors can be a bit pushy, but are very willing to bargain with you. You are assured of good prices as a result of the competition around. The curios come from all over...More

Thank wdulabh
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

You can see many venomous snakes and constrictors at the snake and reptile park at Chameleon village. What I was most impressed with was the demonstration of the snakes. We were taught how to identify the family of snake as well as the snake itself,...More

Thank Calvin Rion N
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

As soon as I walked into this place they were on me ,luckily I have been to South Africa many times and have no problem with shutting them out with no feeling whatsoever. If you are a tourist these guys will not leave you alone...More

1  Thank PAUL K
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The reptile park is quite informative, a wide variety of snakes and mammals, the snakes look well-kept and some were active on my visit- it was great to see the snakes move especially the bigger ones. One would find a Crocodile, Caracal, Monkey's, Tortoise, Rabbits,...More

Thank nathan102
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Good for tourists seeking purchases of good quality African arts and some south African meals. Crepes and German take away also available. Vendors Can become a little overwhelming to tourists notnwillimg to buy. Hard sell approach may seem forceful to some and possible uncomfortable.

Thank Kashi P
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stalls all have the same thing, or similar. If your a foreign tourist wanting to buy souvenirs, then you might like this place. For a local, not so much. Plus the stuff is way over priced.. The artwork though is really beautiful.

Thank KerinLisaN
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say. Every second person sells the same thing. Did find some cloths for my with, willing to lower their HIGH prices. Not a lot of space between the stalls. Some of the sellers their are more friendly than others. More an overseas...More

Thank Louwrens P
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