best markets in Cape Town

The Best Markets in Cape Town

Great food, groovy music, hip vibes – what more could you want?  Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most vibrant cities and hosts many trendy markets throughout the year. Here’s a compilation of our favourite markets in and around Cape Town.

Bay Harbour Market

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This lively market in Hout Bay is one for the books! It has many local vendors, with a wide variety of foods and products available for you to enjoy. It also boasts some amazing locals performing live music every weekend!

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Times: Friday: 17:00 – 21:00. Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 16:00
Where: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Oranjezicht Farm Market

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Celebrate Cape Town’s local farming community at the Oranjezicht Farm Market. Whether its purchasing local organic produce, or enjoying  locally sourced foods, this market is a farm lover’s paradise!

When: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
Times: Wednesday: 17:00 – 21:00 (Summer only). Saturday: 08:15 – 14:00. Sunday: 09:00 – 14:00
Where: Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront

Lourensford Market

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Situated on Lourensford Wine Estate, this market offers visitors amazing wine and craft beers, along with many local vendors that sell handmade art, delicious food, and local produce. It also has many things to do for families with children, including face painting, treetop adventures, and more!

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Times: Friday: 17:00 – 21:00. Saturday: 11:00 – 16:00. Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00
Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West (via N2, R44)

The Old Biscuit Mill

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This market is a stop that should be on your bucket list! It hosts a multitude of different artisanal stalls, delicious dishes, and breath-taking art displays. Its lively atmosphere and charming architecture makes it the place-to-be while exploring Cape Town!

When: Every Day
Times: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00. Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00
Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Elgin Railway Market

Elgin Railway Market is situated inside an old apple warehouse and was converted into a luxurious indoor market. It offers plenty of stalls with a wide selection of food and products – from jewellery and clothing to arts and crafts, there’s a little bit of everything! Take a nostalgic train ride to the market and relive the beauty of the steam train era!

When: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Times: Wednesday & Friday: 16:00 – 20:30. Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
Where: Oak Avenue, Grabouw (via N2, R321)

Cape Point Vineyards Market

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This weekly pop-up market is one of the ‘go-to’ spots for market lovers! Along with great food and ample picnic space, it also boasts some of the best sunset views that the Mother City has to offer.

When: Thursday
Times: 16:30 – 20:30
Where: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek (via M3)

V&A Food Market

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Situated inside of the old power station in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this food market is a haven for any ‘foodie’. It is home to over 40 food and beverage stalls, with delicacies from all over the world ready for you to enjoy!

When: Every Day
Times: 10:00 – 19:00
Where: The Old Power Station, Building 19 Dock Road, Pier Head, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Root 44 Market

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This market is by far one of the best markets in the Stellenbosch wine lands. Operating in most weather conditions, this market has a massive variety of vendors, food stalls and entertaining local music!

When: Saturday & Sunday
Times: Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
Where: Audacia Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch (via N2, R44)

Cape Town’s markets are some of the city’s greatest joys and are well worth the visit! Visiting one or more of these markets is a ‘must’ for your Cape Town travel itinerary!

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