Best-markets-in-cape-town

Markets have existed for thousands of years, since humans first engaged in trade. They persist to this day as vital places of economic activity and, as Cape Town’s selection of crafts and farmer’s markets have proven, the perfect venues for weekend entertainment and indulgence! Whether you’re in it for the food, the beer, the wine, or all the goodies and crafts on offer, our markets have it all…

MARKETS IN THE SOUTHERN SUBURBS

Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market

Considered the cornerstone of the Muizenberg community, the Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market takes place every Friday night in a beautiful old postal plane hangar on the edge of this urban village. You will find this space filled with a collection of local artisans, specialty cooks, bakers, producers and designers. Handpicked South African wines, craft beer, delicious food, live music from local artists, a creative kids area and great company are all part of the tapestry that makes this a very unique and inviting market experience. Look out for monthly events taking place in this creative space!

When: Every Friday, 16h00 to 22h00
Where: 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg
Contact: Laura 084 405 3544 or Marcus 082 920 4285
Website: www.bluebirdgarage.co.za

Bluebird-garage-market

Chilled Market @ The Range, Tokai

Slap bang in the middle of Tokai suburbia (on Orpen Road), you’ll find a chilled food market at The Range every Friday evening. On offer here is a wonderful selection of cuisines from countries all over the world, including Greek, Italian, Mexican, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, and, of course, local. There’s also wine, beer on tap, a children’s play area, arts and crafts, live music, fashion products, and secure parking.

When: Every Friday evening (16h30 – 21h30)
Where: The Range, Orpen Road, Cape Town
Contact: 021 713 2340
Website: www.therange.co.za/food-market.html

The Range Market

Earth Fair Food

The Earth Fair Food Market is hosted in Tokai (333 Main Road) every Saturday and Wednesday and in St. George’s Mall every Thursday and is fair is the perfect place to do the weekly food shop. At this environmentally conscious market, you will find an astonishing variety of freshly grown local produce and proteins that are free range and ethically farmed.

When: Tokai venue: every Saturday (09h00 – 14h00) and Wednesday (15h00 – 20h30). St. Georges Mall venue: every Thursday (11h00 – 15h00)
Website: www.earthfairmarket.co.za

Earthfair-market

Hout Bay Harbour Market

From Friday to Sunday every weekend, the refurbished fish factory in the old part of Hout Bay’s historic harbour comes to life with hundreds of craft stalls and an incredible selection of food and beverage vendors. From local art and beautiful clothing to quirky trinkets, craft beer, and delicious, freshly made food, the Hout Bay market, which is perched so close to the water’s edge you can smell the sea air, is a firm favourite of Capetonians.

When: Friday, 17h00 – 21h00, Saturday & Sunday, 09h30 – 16h00
Where: 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay
Contact: 083 275 5586
Website: www.bayharbour.co.za

Noordhoek Community Market

The Noordhoek Community Market sees the aggregation of some of Cape Town’s favourite food vendors and trucks in a location (Cape Point Vineyards) with spectacular views over the vineyards and the ocean beyond. Accompanying the fine fare is a great selection of craft beers and local wines. Unfortunately, pets and motorbikes are not allowed.

When: Every Thursday evening (16h30 – 20h30), 1st November to 31st May.
Where: Silvermine road, Noordhoek
Contact: 021 789 0900
Website: www.cpv.co.za/community-market/

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The Vineyard Oval at Maynardville Park

On most Wednesdays throughout the month, Maynardville Park becomes the domain of Cape Town’s favourite gourmet food trucks, vendors, and fresh produce traders. Located in the heart of the Southern Suburbs, the Vineyard Oval market also offers a grand assortment of arts and crafts and, thankfully, there is plenty of parking available.

When: Most Wednesdays (16h00 – 21h00). Email info@ameconsulting.co.za to confirm dates.
Where: Maynardville Park, Wynberg
Contact: 062 084 1152
Website: https://www.facebook.com/VineyardOvalMarket/

vineyard-oval-market

CAPE TOWN CBD AND SURROUNDS

The Greenmarket Square

Located in the heart of Cape Town’s historic district with its charming cobbled streets, Greenmarket Square is one of the city’s oldest markets. Here, between Short and Longmarket Street, vendors set up stalls selling African trinkets, curios, ornaments, and arts every day, making Greenmarket Square a key attraction for visitors to the Cape and to the country. These streets are also packed with trendy restaurants, the design and décor of which have embraced the atmosphere and historic air of this part of the city, rather than keep it at arm’s length.

When: Monday to Saturday, 09h00 to 17h00
Where: Burg St & Longmarket Street, Cape Town City Centre

The Old Biscuit Mill

If you’re looking for a place to take an out-of-town visitor and impress them with the best that Cape Town has got to offer, the Old Biscuit Mill has got to be your destination. This trendy and vibrant Saturday market offers a delightful array of international food and beverage options. So grab a beer, a healthy smoothie, or artisanal coffee and peruse the Old Biscuit Mill’s collection of art, crafts, and clothing, accessory, and fashion boutique stalls.

When: Saturday, 09h00 – 15h00
Where: 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
Contact: 021 447 8194
Website: www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za

Country Craft Market

The Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Every weekend, the affectionately called “organic market,” which has made its move to Granger Bay, right next door to the V&A Waterfront, puts out fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants for sale. All of these have been grown at the Oranjezicht City Farm, a non-profit community farm located in the leafy suburb of Oranjezicht on the foothills of Table Mountain. There’s also fresh bread, ethically sourced meats, and organic dairy products on offer, so you can go home with your weekly groceries knowing that your choices have served the community and the environment. And if you get hungry while you shop, you can grab something delicious from one of the many food stalls.

When: Saturday, 09h00 – 14h00 and Sundays, 09h00 – 15h00
Where: Granger Bay Blvd, V&A Waterfront
Contact: 083 628 3426
Website: www.ozcf.co.za/market-day/

Mojo Market in Seapoint

Having opened in April 2017, the industrial chic Mojo Market quickly managed to create waves in the Cape Town food scene. This urban street market, located on Regent Road in Sea Point, is open daily from 10h00 to 22h00 and features more than 80 food, clothing, and home ware stalls.

When: Daily (10h00 to 22h00)
Where: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point
Contact: 087 940 7474
Website: www.mojomarket.co.za

Mojo-Market

The Watershed

For those who like to do a little upmarket shopping at their craft markets, there’s The Watershed at the famous V&A Waterfront. Located in a refurbished warehouse, this trendy arts and craft market, open every day from 10h00 to 19h00 (October to April) and 18h00 (May to September), is home to more than 150 shops selling everything from ceramics, textiles, clothing, and jewellery to furniture, fashion, ornaments, and arts. Once you’ve had your hit of retail therapy, you can wander on over to the V&A Food Market (located in the historical Pumphouse building off Nobel Square) for some food and craft beer or cocktails.

When: Everyday, 10h00 – 19h00, although the Food Market closes at 18h00.
Where: 17 Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront
Contact: 021 408 7600
Website: www.waterfront.co.za/area/watershed/

MARKETS IN THE NORTHERN SUBURBS

Century City Summer Night Market

Following the success of their popular Summer Natural Goods Market and Winter Night Market, the team at Century City has recently introduced the Summer Night Market held on the Square. The market boasts an array of food, drinks, goodies, and gifts as well as some great live music.

When: The next market takes place on Friday 12th October, 16h00 to 21h00
Where: Central Park, Park Lane in Century City (follow Intaka Island signs)
Contact: 021 552 6889 or 021 531 2173
Website: Check out the website here.

Century-City-Market

Market at the Barn

Market at the Barn is an indoor market with over 65 staffs. Visitors can expect a wide variety of local, artisanal fare including arts, crafts, food, clothes, homeware and more.

When: Every Sunday, 10.00am – 15.30pm
Where: Klipheuwel Road, Durbanville
Contact: 072 168 1716
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/marketatthebarn/

market at the barn

The Slow Food Market

The Slow Food Market is all about delivering high calibre food and wine; essentially, the antithesis of fast food. Here, you will find wholesome food that is created from fresh, quality ingredients and that has likely been in the oven or on the coals for hours prior to your arrival! This gorgeous food market, which is hosted under rainproof Bedouin tents at two different venues (Willowbridge Mall and Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch), features more than 100 producers and artisans.

When: Every Saturday (09h00 – 14h00) at Willowbridge Mall and Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch.
Contact: Willowbridge Mall: 021 886 8514 | Stellenbosch: 021 886 8514
Website: www.slowmarket.co.za

Stellenbosch Slow Market

MARKETS IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

Blaauwklippen Family Market

Every Sunday, Blaauwklippen wine estate in Stellenbosch invites you to bring the whole family (pets included) to their delightful family market, which is set amongst the vineyards. Relax on the lawns or pick a spot in the shade of the wild fig trees and enjoy their delicious offerings of food and wine, as well as the usual assortment of arts, crafts, jewellery, fashion, and lifestyle products.

When: Every Sunday (10h00 – 15h00)
Where: R44, Strand Road, Stellenbosch
Contact: 084 608 6325
Website: www.blaauwklippenfamilymarket.co.za 

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Country Craft Market, Somerset West

The Country Craft Market in Somerset West has done a roaring trade in high-quality handmade arts and crafts for the past three decades. What originally began as a guild of 17 craftspeople back in 1983 has expanded enormously to 180 stalls on market day, with an incredible number and diversity of genuine handcrafts on offer. Guests can visit the Country Kitchen for something delicious to eat, drink, snack on, and take a break from the perusing. There is also a Country Kids section (complete with jumping castle, face-painting, and sand-art) to keep children occupied and out of trouble while parents enjoy the market

When: 09h00 to 14h00, selected Saturdays every month (13th & 27th October |
10th & 24th November | 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd December 2018)
Where: Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Road, Somerset West
Contact: Gill 021 852 6608, Lesley 021 843 5002
Website: www.countrycraftmarket.org 

Country Craft Market

Elgin Railway Market

A new attraction has popped up in Elgin in the Western Cape and it’s drawing in the crowds – by road and rail. Market visitors can choose from food vendors purveying everything from fragrant curries (The Curry Pot), to schwarmas (Ardi’s), pizza (Elginos Express) and ribs and burgers from The Station Grill. Sample Mexican dishes from El Sombrero and pies, tarts and quiches from Pudding and Pie or Terra Madre’s cheeses, breads, dips, pates and dolmades from Corne’s Deli Delights. Health conscious treats include fresh juices (Splashh smoothies) and low carb breads with various fillings from Le Food. Ella’s Elgin Farm Foods offers local items such jaffels, vetkoek, pancakes and a soup of the day. Visitors can also stop in for a snack from biltong stall Sud-Wes.

Sweet treats are abundant, including home-made cakes from Flour+Love and ice-cream and waffles-on-a-stick from #Rollin. A bar serves local wines, beer and cider and L-Gin, an artisanal gin bar serves up local craft gins.

When: Friday’s 4pm – 8pm; Saturday’s 9am – 7pm; Sunday’s 9am – 5pm.
Where: Oak Avenue, Elgin Village, Elgin
Contact: 021 204 1158 or info@elginrailwaymarket.co.za
Website: www.elginrailwaymarket.co.za 

Railway-Market-Elgin

Franschhoek Saturday Market

The Franschhoek Village Market is a delightful Saturday market where you can peruse the crafts and creations of local artists and designers before indulging in some seriously good food and wine. You can even pick up the week’s fresh groceries! Located in the centre of this charming and historic town right in the middle of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, this market is a truly enchanting way to spend a Saturday.

When: Every Saturday (09h00 – 15h00), weather permitting
Where: 29 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
Contact: 082 786 7927
Website: www.franschhoek.co.za/village-market/

Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-round, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and bolder on 14-16 December.

Following a one-year hiatus, the Favourite Things Market will feature 45 hand-picked stalls stuffed with this season’s must-have goodies. The focus has always been on treasures stylish, handmade, homemade and collectable and this year will be no different.

When: 14, 15, 16 December 2018
Where: Bot River
Contact: 028 284 9865 or info@gabrielskloof.co.za
Website: https://gabrielskloof.co.za/

Groote Post Country Market

On the last Sunday of every month, the terrace flanking the Groote Post Cellar transforms into a bustling market where visitors can indulge in beautiful and delicious country offerings, from artisan foods, craft beer, and the estate’s wine to arts, crafts, décor, and home-ware products. The rolling, lush lawns are the perfect place to put down a picnic blanket and enjoy the live music. There is also entertainment for kids and dogs are welcome.

When: 28th October, 25th November, 16th December 2018 (10h00 – 15h00) – the last Sunday of every month.
Where: Groote Post Wine Estate, Hill Street, Darling
Contact: 022 492 2825
Website: Click to view market page here.

Groote Post Spring Market

Lourensford Wine Estate

The stunning and scenic Lourensford Wine Estate in the Helderberg Basin is the perfect venue for a craft and food market. And so, the estate hosts two every week! The Friday night Twilight Market and the Sunday market feature more than 70 permanent stalls, as well as a handsome selection of pop-ups. There’s also live music, the estate’s beautiful repertoire of wines, and even a Doggie Bar for the family pooch.

When: Friday (17h00 – 21h00) and Sunday (10h00 – 15h00)
Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West
Contact: 072 284 1654
Website: www.lfhm.co.za

Market @ Simonsvlei

This brand-new market, which only launched on 1st September 2018, is already proving to be a massive success. Located in the heart of the Cape winelands, Simonsvlei holds resounding repute as an award-winning winery. Now, they’ve started their own Saturday market, where visitors can buy anything from fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and cooked food, to jewellery, children’s clothing, handmade leather goods and knives and much more. And, of course, lunch is best enjoyed with a glass of Simonsvlei’s delicious wine!

When: Every Saturday from 1st September 2018 (09h00 to 15h00)
Where: Simonsvlei Winery, on the R101, just off the N1 outside Paarl.
Contact: 076 126 1634
Website: Visit their Facebook page here.

Simonsvlei-Market

Root 44 Market at Audacia Wine Estate

The Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch has become an enormously popular weekend activity for Capetonians so get there early for parking and a spot at an outdoor table or on their lawns! Located at Audacia wine farm on Route 44 (hence the name, although it’s been tweaked to “Root” 44), this market offers a smorgasbord of beautiful food options, wine, craft beer, arts and crafts, and live music. After ordering a plate of food from one of the many food stalls, grab a bottle of Audacia wine, and position yourself in front of the stage to spend the afternoon eating, drinking, relaxing, and soaking up the fun, vibrant atmosphere. There’s also a jungle gym for the kids to play on.

When: Saturday & Sunday, 10h00 – 16h00
Where: Corner of R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Contact: 021 300 3935 or 021 881 3052
Website: https://root44.co.za

The Slow Food Market

The Slow Food Market is all about delivering high calibre food and wine; essentially, the antithesis of fast food. Here, you will find wholesome food that is created from fresh, quality ingredients and that has likely been in the oven or on the coals for hours prior to your arrival! This gorgeous food market, which is hosted under rainproof Bedouin tents at two different venues (Willowbridge Mall and Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch), features more than 100 producers and artisans.

When: Every Saturday (09h00 – 14h00) at Willowbridge Mall and Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch.
Contact: Willowbridge Mall: 021 886 8514 | Stellenbosch: 021 886 8514
Website: www.slowmarket.co.za

The Market @ Vergenoegd

Vergenoegd Low has a charming reputation for its 1000-strong flock of Indian runner ducks, which is put to work every day in the vineyards, eating snails and other unwanted pests. Now, every Saturday, the wine estate throws its very own market, starting off with the 08h00 Family Breakfast Run (or walk) and the 10h00 Duck Parade, followed by a decent array of food, arts, and crafts, which can be enjoyed with Vergenoegd’s delicious wine and live local music.

When: Saturdays (09h00 – 15h00)
Where: Baden Powell Drive, Faure, Stellenbosch
Contact: 021 843 3248
Website: www.vergenoegd.co.za/galleries/the-market-vergenoegd/

Vergenoegd Low Market

Windmeul Cellar Farmers Market

The theme at Windmeul Cellar Farmers Market (in Paarl) is organic produce straight from the farms so you can expect a fantastic assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat products, baked bread and cakes, droëwors and biltong, cheeses, free-range eggs, olives and olive oil, jams and preserves, and wine. This family-friendly foodie event is hosted at the winery on the first Saturday of every month. The market offers visitors a feast of produce and delicious deli treats, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a kid-friendly outing while soaking up country living at its tastiest.

When: The first Saturday of every month (08h00 – 12h30)
Where: R44, Windmeul, Paarl
Contact: 021 869 8043
Website: www.windmeul.com/farmers-market/