If you want to enjoy heritage food and vibrant market handcrafts, there is no better place to go than any one of the hundreds of markets that are peppered across South Africa. Whether it’s holistic therapies, hand-made crafts or gourmet treats you’re looking for, there’s a market that provides it. Here are just a few of our favourites to enjoy whilst staying in Cape Town and the Winelands areas.
Root44 Market, Stellenbosch
A market with a difference. Good food, delicious drinks, lively tunes and brilliant company –it’s the perfect all-weather setting where you, friends and family can come together rain or shine.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market, Waterfront
A vibey community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. A popular market for both locals and tourists, situated in the Waterfront overlooking the ocean. Great food and wine stalls.
Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Located at the edge of the harbour edge overlooking Chapman’s Peak; this once-abandoned factory is now the legendary Bay Harbour Market, home to over 100 entrepreneurial traders, who attract over 24,000 visitors a month locally and from across the globe.
Mojo Market, Sea Point
With something for everyone, Mojo Market is an exciting seven-day-a-week food and lifestyle market situated in the heart of Sea Point. Mojo is all about experiences from live music, food, sport and some of the best wines and artisanal beers in South Africa.
Franschhoek Village Market, Franschhoek
Is a family-friendly quality food and craft market held under the historic oak trees in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. You’ll love this market set in the heart of the beautiful town of Franschhoek.
Elgin Railway Market, Elgin
This is an indoor art-deco market located in an old railway station. This market has plenty of fine wine, gourmet fares, hand roasted coffee, artisan goods, and awe-inspiring designs. It’s about an hour drive from Cape Town, and definitely worth the trip.
The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock
A must to visit when in Cape Town. Here you find a vibrant community in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heartfelt passions. The iconic Old Biscuit Mill is home to dynamic office spaces, a range of workshops and designer stores, decadent restaurants and food stalls, as well as an inspiring line-up of day and night-markets, festivals and productions. Come and explore the Old Biscuit Mill and meet some of South Africa’s most innovative and creative designers, artists, photographers and connoisseurs of fine taste and décor.
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