The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market is a registered trust and part of the Michael Mount Waldorf School, one of 18 registered schools in South Africa that practice Waldorf education. And this is a REAL Waldorf School, not something that we can see here in Italy… I know a person who went to a Waldorf school… OMG… It was everything BUT school. Okok, back to the topic, all profits of the market go towards the development of the school’s infrastructure and the international system of Waldorf education. This is a huge initiative.
This market as I said before, isn’t so big, but it’s really nice to go there especially in the morning and spend some time with friends and have breakfast. From mid November to Christmas there’s also a special thing called moonlight Markets. And it’s really gorgeous during this time because there’s a beautiful atmosphere, everyone is getting ready to Christmas and you can find a lot of ideas for your Christmas gifts to your friends and family.
Something really different to me was… The climate! It was very strange spending my Christmas holiday here in South Africa, because in Italy (north hemisphere) during November and December it’s pretty cold (almost 10 degrees celsius during the day and near zero in the night), completely different to SA where during this time it’s summer time and the temperature is around 28-30 degrees. And this looks pretty strange for Christmas, but so amazing to me that I love the hot weather and this was like having a second summer in a year. I love that.
A few more things to remember before visiting Bryanston Organic Village Market :
- opening time, every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm (just those days);
- location is Sandton, 40 Culross rd (off Main rd), Bryanston, Johannesburg – Gauteng (South Africa).
Enjoy your time in Johannesburg and if you don’t know what else to do, check my other posts here about this city.