South Africa - The Gateway Mall in Durban is the largest in the southern hemisphere; popular weekly markets in Johannesburg Ð 44 Stanley, Arts on Main and the Neighbourhood Market; Cape TownÕs V&A Centre is also well-known for an integrated shopping and entertainment experience; For traditional African arts and craft, JohannesburgÕs Rosebank Mall craft market is a must visit. Popular choice of souvenirs Ð intricate beadwork necklaces, carved wooden masks and six foot tall giraffes.
Zimbabwe Ð Handicrafts such as beaded jewellery and masks can be found at Harare; popular places include Ð Sam LevyÕs Village, ElephantÕs Walk Shopping and ArtistÕs Village and Avondale Flea Market.
Lesotho Ð handicraft shops and shopping centres everywhere sell souvenirs like conical hats, grass-woven articles (mats, baskets), pottery, wool and mohair rugs, textiles, rock paintings, traditional jewellery and silver/gold items.
Malawi Ð known for colourful art and crafts (handmade items) including woodcarvings, wood and cane furniture, soapstone carvings, decorated wooden articles, colourful textiles, and pottery, beadwork, cane and raffia items. The Mua Mission, south of Salima, has an excellent shop to buy these souvenirs.
Mozambique Ð special items include basketwork, reed mats, woodcarvings, masks, printed cloth and leather items. Maputo Market, Maputo Shopping Centre and Machilla Magic are popular shopping destinations in the country.