The Best Cape Town Markets
Fresh Food Markets, Crafts Markets and Flea Markets
These popular Cape Town markets attract locals, expats and tourist alike. Not only foodies will love to browse these fresh food markets in Cape Town. Most of these markets are open regularly on weekends, but some offer the unique shopping experience also during the week.
Some of these Cape Town markets concentrate mainly on fresh organic produce like the Earth Market, Porters Market and Nitida Market, however most of the weekend markets in the Mother City also offer some splendid homemade arts and crafts.
So here is my listing of great markets in Cape Town and the surrounding suburbs. With links to the events organizers. And please spread the word you heard about them from ExpatCapeTown. Thanks:)
Weekly CapeTown Markets
• Cape Town, Woodstock: Neighbour Goods Market
When? Saturdays from 9.00h until 14.00h
Where? Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Road in Woodstock
Located in the Old Biscuit Mill, a visit to this market is a must for gourmets and foodies. This gourmet market is huge with more than 100 traders and so there are lots of tasty organic home baked and home cooked treats and farm fresh produce on offer. Many more galleries and little stalls await on the second floor of the Old Mill too. Parking can be a bit tricky, so best plan to arrive early.
• Cape Town, Northern Suburbs: Slow Food Market at Willowbridge
When? Saturdays 9.00h-14.30h
Where? Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Durbanville
This stylish outdoors market in Willowbridge Shopping Centre in Durbanville is a great attraction for foodies of the Northern Suburbs. There are many stalls with delectable international delicatessen, fresh organic bread and organic olives. This market is ideal to visit when combining your food shopping with browsing the fabulous designer and homeware shops in this lovely boutique style shopping center.
• Cape Town, Southern Suburbs Tokai: Porters Estate Market
When? Saturdays 9.00h – 13.00h weather permitting.
Where? Porter Estate off Tokai Road turn at Manor House
Weekly market with very good selection of fresh organic and homemade food. Started by the creative chefs and heads of Jonkershuis Restaurant of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate and Societi Bistro this market has grown in popularity in the Cape Town Sothern Suburbs and is a great place to have a relaxing start to the weekend. Sufficient parking on the grounds of Chrysalis Academy.
• Cape Town, North Gate: Sunday Island Market
When? Every Sunday from 10.00h – 14.00h
Where? Northgate Island next to the N1/M5 interchange
A real home and lifestyle market in the new shopping center the Sunday Island Market is a great place for the whole family as there is entertainment for the kids offered as well. So if you are looking for a market which is great for rainy days too, this is the one for you. The only indoors market – as far as I know – in the Cape Town area. Plenty of free parking available.
• City Bowl: City Bowl Market
When? Saturdays 9.00h-14.00h
Where? 14 Hope Street, Gardens
New fab indoors market in the hall of the old Gardens Synagogue which lots of delicious food and a great place to chill on a Saturday. For the kids there is a jungle gym.
• Tokai: Earth Fair Market
When? Saturdays 9.00h-14.30h, Wednesdays 14.00h- 20.00h
Where? South Palms in Tokai. Next to Builders Warehouse, behind Bathrooms Bizarre
Another indoor market, this new market in the Southern suburbs offer many special treats for lovers of fresh organic food. And as a great bonus for families with little ones: there are plenty of activities for kids. Plenty of parking available.
• Hout Bay: Bay Harbour Market
When? Fridays 17.00h - 21.00h and Saturdays and Sundays 9.00h-16.00h
Where? Right at the end of Harbour Road in Hout Bay
Enjoy the vibrant atmoshpere at this new market in Hout Bay. Experience diversity, taste the amazing local food and listen to the musicians. Parking available.
• Cape Town North of Tableview: Horizon Country Market
When? Every Saturday from 8.00h until 14.00h
Where? At the West Coast Ostrich Farm, off N7 towards Malmesbury
There are delicious fresh foods, pastries, bread, wine, cheese and various handcrafts of good quality on offer. Also you can find lovely gifts like perfume, candles and plants at this market on the grounds of the Ostrich Farm. It is a lovely place also to have a picnic right after buying your goodies. There is plenty of safe space for the kids to run around while you shop. There is a big playground and lots of free parking at this one of the best Cape Town markets for the whole family.
• Stellenbosch: Woodmill Lifestyle Market
When? Every Friday from 17.30h - 22.00H
Where? Vredenburg Road, Stellenbosch. Off Adam Tas R310 in Devon Valley.
The Indoor Market offers a wide variety of goods and culinary treats. In December enjoy some great music markets on Friday nights.
Cape Town Crafts Markets for Souvenir Hunting
Go to my special page on great markets for tourists in Cape Town here.
You will find a wide range of typical South Africa arts and crafts as well as South African souvenirs available at the markets mentioned in my
Cape Town flea markets guide.
Other excellent Monthly Markets in Cape Town
• Blouberg: Elkanah House Market
When? Last Saturday of each month from 9.00h – 13.00h.
On the school grounds of Elkanah House High School in Sunningdale
Lovely setting and very popular in the Tableview and Blouberg communityWith crafts and food stalls, great entertainment for kids too.
• Bo-Kaap: BoKaap Food and Craft Market
When? First Saturday of each month from 10.00h – 14.00h.
In the Boorhaanol Centre in Pentz Street, opposite the Bo-Kaap Civic Centre.
Tasty traditional foods including curries, rotis, bredies, koesisters, milk tart, biscuits, cakes, spices and more will be on sale. View old photo collections and chat to the locals about their history. A hands on samoosa folding demonstration will take place at 12:00. Entrance free. With fun activities for children.
• Observatory: Holistic Lifestyle Fair
When? First Sunday of each month from 10.00h – 16.00h.
In the Observatory Recreation Centre, off Drake, Collingwood, Main and Station roads, Observatory Village
With a wide range of holistic, green esoteric, eco-friendly, healthy and alternative lifestyle products. Entrance Fee: R10, kids under 12 are free.
• Durbanville: Nitida Farmers Market: Degustazione in Cape Town
When? Last Saturday of every month from 9.00h until 13.00h.
Where? On the M13 TygerValley Road in Durbanville Hills.
Get out to the Durbanville Winelands and enjoy great food and get your delicatessen at one of the most popular Cape Town markets. Many stalls with high quality and organic food.
• Durbanville: Durbanville Craft Market
When? First Saturday of the month from 8.30h till 14.00h.
Where? On the grounds of Rust and Vrede Estate in Durbanville.
Here you will find this true craft market with lots of handmade arts and crafts. But you will find great food stalls with the basics like honey, olive oil or bread, there too.
The biggest Flea Markets around Cape Town
For more info about the best fleamarkets and Cape Town markets for souvenir hunting, please check my separate page
For more information regarding licences should you want to sell your home made arts and crafts at the Cape Town markets, please refer to the City of CapeTown's page
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