27 Of The Best Cape Town Markets: A Guide

Welcome to Travelstart’s nifty guide to the best brocantes in and around the Mother City. The only thing more Capetonian than bustling markets, beautiful beaches with icy water and an ever-growing obsession with artisan coffee is the mountain. We’ve got your all-you-need guide to atmospheric night markets, day markets, community-driven organic markets and festive wine-farm fairs.

Bay Harbour Market

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Featured image courtesy of Bay Harbour Market Facebook Page

What sets it apart?

The Bay Harbour Market is set in an old fish factory by the sea with a huge selection of food (smoothies, champagne, crayfish) and live music to enjoy

What can I buy?

Koeksisters, Ice Dream ice cream, bunny chows among many other gourmet delights

When is it?

Fridays from 17:00 – 21:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 09:30 – 16:00

Where is it?

31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay

Contact

083 275 5586

City Bowl Market on Hope

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Featured image courtesy of City Bowl Market Facebook Page

What sets it apart?

Live music and passionate foodies

What can I buy?

Different foods from 30 traders including dim sum and cocktails

When is it?

Thursday Evenings from 16:30-20:30 and every First Friday of the month from 16:30–20:30

Where is it?

14 Hope Street, Gardens

Contact

citybowlmarket@gmail.com

Die Kattebak Vintage Market, Woodstock

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Featured image courtesy of Die Kattebak Facebook Page

What sets it apart?

An interesting bazaar of second-hand goods and great food and wine plus free parking available

What can I buy?

Great food, Estate Wines, Craft Beer, Vintage and Handcrafted Goods

When is it?

Selective Saturdays from 9:00 – 15:00

Where is it?

145 Sir Lowry Road, The Palm’s Lifestyle Centre

Contact

021 462 0394

Truth Timeless Market

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Featured image courtesy of Truth Timeless Market Facebook Page

What sets it apart?

Hip nightmarket in a beautiful building

What can I buy?

20 traders stock unusual, vintage clothing

When is it?

The First Wednesday evening every month from 18:30 – 22:30

Where is it?

36 Buitenkant Street

Contact

021 200 0440

Noordhoek Community market

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What sets it apart?

A sunset market on a wine farm

What can I buy?

Sushi, lamb, fresh flowers, scented candles

When is it?

Every Thursday from 16:30 to 20:30

Where is it?

Cape Point Vineyards

Contact

021 789 0900

Neighbourgoods Market

neighbourgoods market

What sets it apart?

The Old Biscuit Mill setting, unmatched gourmet breakfast fare and celebrity spotting

What can I buy?

Seasonal produce, ethically-sourced ingredients, hand-made clothing

When is it?

Saturday 9:00 – 14:00

Where is it?

373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock

The Vintage Experience

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What sets it apart?

Festive atmosphere where you can get a 50’s hairdo, watch a fashion show and get lunch from a food truck

What can I buy?

Unusual vintage clothing finds

When is it?

Check back here for when the first market of 2016 is announced, events are in the pipeline but have yet to be scheduled

Where is it?

The German Club

Contact

info@thevintageexperience.co.za

Cape Town Market Epping

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What sets it apart?

It’s the oldest and largest fresh produce market in the Western Cape

What can I buy?

Bulk fresh produce at affordable prices. Simply apply to become a buyer and you’re set to get the best deals on fresh fruit and veggies.

When is it?

Open from Monday to Saturday from 4:00 to 10:00

Where is it?

110 Gunner’s Circle, Epping

Contact

(021) 5312191 and +27 (082) 664 1991

The Cape Town Baby & Kids Market

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What sets it apart?

A niche market and fun day out for new parents and their kids in a garden setting

What can I buy?

New and pre-loved baby goods

When is it?

Sundays 9:00 to 14:00

Where is it?

Deer park drive and Highlands, Vredehoek

Contact

082 408 5000

Tokai Forest Market

tokai forest market

What sets it apart?

Jumping castles and horse rides for kids, dog friendly in a forest setting

What can I buy?

Fresh produce, art and crafts and gourmet brunch and lunch options

When is it?

Saturdays from 9:00 to 14:00

Where is it?

Orphen Road/Spaanchemat River Road

Oranjezicht City Farm at Granger Bay

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What sets it apart?

Well-established market catering for dietary preferences now with iced coffees with an unbeatable waterfront view

What can I buy?

An abundance of delicious fresh produce and culinary delights

When is it?

Open on Saturdays from 09:00-14:00

Where is it?

Granger Bay near the Lookout

Contact

+27 03 628 3426

Watershed

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What sets it apart?

More than 150 tenants offering the best in local design

What can I buy?

Exquisite locally-made, curated objects

When is it?

Open daily from 10:00-19:00

Where is it?

Near the 2 Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront

Milnerton Market – A treasure hunter’s paradise

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What sets it apart?

The view of majestic Table Mountain and the gems you have to dig to find

What can I buy?

A brilliant array of bric a brac

When is it?

Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00-14:00, open til 15:00 on Sundays

Where is it?

Marine Drive (R27) & Milner Road Intersection Metro Industrial Township

Contact

info@milnertonfleamarket.co.za

Audacia Market (Route 44)

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What sets it apart?

The incredible variety of food stalls, live music and children’s entertainment. You can also take part in the 5km parkrun every Saturday at 8:00 sharp

What can I buy?

A variety of eats from boerewors rolls to sushi as well as fresh flowers and gifts

When is it?

Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 rain or shine

Where is it?

Farm 537, R44, Stellenbosch

Contact

021 881 3052

Stellenbosch Slowfood Market at Oude Libertas (Stellenbosch)

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What sets it apart?

The grand setting with affordable lunch options and luxury food to take away

What can I buy?

Salsicce sausage, chorizo, cupcakes, dim sum, quality wines

When is it?

Saturdays from 09:00-14:00

Where is it?

Oude Libertas Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

Contact

info@slowmarket.co.za

Khayelitsha Craft Market

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What sets it apart?

Talented entrepreneurs and marimba music, look out for eye-catching cement sculptures in the area created by a local artist

What can I buy?

Intricate beadwork

When is it?

From 09h00 to 14h00 on Monday to Friday, and 09h00 to 12h00 on Saturdays.

Where is it?

40 km from CBD, St Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church

Contact

021 361 5246

Blaauwklippen Family Market

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What sets it apart?

Gypsy jazz and pony rides for the kids

What can I buy?

All the good things in life- bread, cheese, wine

When is it?

Sundays from 10:00 to 15:00

Where is it?

Blaauwklippen Farm, Stellenbosch

Contact

084 608 6325

Greenmarket Square

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What sets it apart?

A bustling labyrinth frequented by tourists from all over the world in a historical square

What can I buy?

Carvings, bright clothing and beadwork

When is it?

Every day from 8:00 to 15:00

Where is it?

Greenmarket Square, CBD

Earth Fair Food Market Tokai and St George’s Mall

Earth Fair food market

What sets it apart?

A lively culinary market with a conscience

What can I buy?

Latin American food, local curries, Vietnamese spring rolls and decadent nutella brownies among many other treats

When is it?

The St George’s mall market takes place every Thursday from 11:00, the Tokai one every Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00

Where is it?

St George’s Mall, CBD and Builder’s Warehouse Complex, Tokai

Grand Parade Market

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Featured image courtesy of Ajay via Flickr

What sets it apart?

The bustling inner-city atmosphere

What can I buy?

Chinese bric a brac, beautiful second hand clothes, crafts and curios

Where is it?

Grand Parade, in front of the ornate City Hall

Blue Bird Food and Goods Market

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What sets it apart?

It’s a laid-back Muizies affair perfect for skipping cooking on a Friday

What can I buy?

Hip clothing, tacos, wine

When is it?

Every Friday from 16:00 to 22:00 and a Fashion Market on the first Saturday of every month 11:00 to 16:00

Where is it?

39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg

Contact

0839897226

Adderley street flower market

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What sets it apart?

A feast for the eyes and the nose this market is a historical landmark over 150 years old

What can I buy?

Seasonal local flowers

When is it?

Every day from 08:00 to 16:00

Where is it?

Adderley Street

Contact

021 487 6800

The Vineyard Oval Market

the vineyard oval market

What sets it apart?

Beer garden, food trucks and long tables for families and friends to sit together

What can I buy?

Dinner from one of the many food trucks

When is it?

Every Wednesday from 16:00 – 21:00

Where is it?

Kenilworth Race course

Contact

062 084 1152

Church Street Antique Market

church street antique market

What sets it apart?

Charming atmosphere in a street closed off to traffic, surrounded by art galleries

What can I buy?

Semi-precious jewellery, porcelain and books

When is it?

Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 16:00

Where is it?

Starts on the corner of Church Street and Long

Erf 81 Food Market

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What sets it apart?

The market is organised by Tyisa Nabanye, a non-profit urban agriculture organisation located on the slopes of Signal Hill.

What can I buy?

Fresh vegetables, coffee, food and plants

When is it?

Every Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00, starting again from the 6 February 2016

Where is it?

On the corner of Leuwenvoet and Military Road

Contact

072 601 1013

The Constantia Waldorf Night Market & Concert

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What sets it apart?

Community-based family-orientated market with live music

What can I buy?

Wholesome food, juices and fresh produce

When is it?

In the summer months on the last Friday of the month

Where is it?

Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Road

Lourensford Harvest Market, Somerset West

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Featured image courtesy of The Lourensford Harvest Market Facebook Page

What sets it apart?

Spacious, dog-friendly family market with quality food on offer

What can I buy?

Succulents, croissants, coffee, beer, dim sum, lamb skewers

When is it?

Saturdays from 10:00 to 15:00

Where is it?

Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Avenue
-34.07239° S, 18.88867° E

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Great article, but is the Vintage market at the German club still operating?

    • Hi Sarita, thanks for the comment. As of yet they haven’t announced their new dates but events are in the pipeline for 2016. I will update this article as soon as dates and times are confirmed 🙂

  2. hi there

    I am interested in selling my product at Grand Parade market? Will you please advise who can i contact or what do i need to do in order to be able to sell there?

    Many thanks,
    Noxee

    • Hi Noxee,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      For this you would need to contact them direct they would be able to advise and provide you with the correct information.

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