Markets in Cape Town
Flea Markets, Souvenir Hunting and great Market Experiences
If you are looking for weekly or monthly markets in Cape Town please refer to my special page about the best food markets here.
Cape Town Crafts Markets for Souvenir Hunting
Surely you have been to the V & A Waterfront ?
There is a wide range of typical South Africa arts and crafts as well as South African souvenirs available.
You will find great Cape Town souvenirs at the Red Shed market stalls in the V&A Shopping Center as well as in the Blue Shed next to the Cape Town Aquarium.
Then there is also tourists' favorite Greenmarket Square market in Cape Town's city center and the market stalls in Cape Town's pedestrian zone, the St. George's Mall.
However there are also some other informal markets open during the week like the popular informal traders with many wood and stone carvings, beadwork and fabric along the Atlantic Seaside driving from Camps Bay to Hout Bay near Llandudno or in the summer season along the Blouberg Beach Front.
On weekends you will be able to source a wide range of Cape Town souvenirs also from the Hout Bay market as well as the Greenpoint Market across the new Green Point Park and the other markets you will find in this Cape Town market guide.
The Best Cape Town Flea Markets
There are some Cape Town markets for second hand goods and antiques or bric-a-brac in the Mother City. These are the three biggest fleemarkets in Cape Town
• Cape Town North: Milnerton Flea Market
When? Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays between 8.00h and 15.00h
Where? Located off R27 Otto du Plessis Road between Paarden Island and Lagoon Beach Milnerton.
At this Cape Town Flea Market you will find a wide variety of antiques, Secondhand Clothes and Furniture and bric-a-brac. Interesting mix of people and stunning view of Table Mountain. However come prepared as the wind sometimes is howling across the area. No shade, but plenty of parking.
• Cape Town South: Muizenberg Flea Market
When? Weekends between 8.00h and 16.00h
Where? At Sunrise Beach, located at the roundabout at the southern end of the M5.
Fleamarket with many bric-a-brac stalls, clothing and furniture. Second hand and affordable goods and some food stalls. Parking on the road, but be careful and watch out for pick pockets at this one of the popular Cape Town markets
• Cape Town East: Somerset West Flea Market
When? Saturdays 8.30h - 15.30h
Where? Monkey Town in Somerset West off the N2.
This is a new weekly flea market near Cape Town. Check out the second hand goods, gifts, arts and crafts as well as food stalls and let me know how you like it.
Informal Trading Markets
There are informal trading markets located in the townships too, but you should visit them only with a reputable and knowledgeable tourist guide.
For more information regarding licences should you want to sell your arts and crafts at these markets in Cape Town, please refer to the City of CapeTown's page here. Have you got any other info on great markets in Cape Town? Then please contact me. Thanks for your interest in my listing of the best Cape Town Markets.
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