… yet not so long ago they were virtually unheard of in this country. The idea is for local farmers to sell their produce directly to the public, cutting out the middleman. In truth, very few of our food and produce markets are purely farmer-driven, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious and fun! Here’s a round-up of the best markets in Cape Town. If we’ve left your favourite out, please let us know in the comments section below.
1. ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM MARKET DAY
Despite the name, this local farmer’s market is actually located under tents and trees in the Granger Bay section of the V&A Waterfront. Boasting stunning sea views and a range of fresh produce, the market celebrates local food, culture and community in support of the educational mission of the nonprofit Oranjezicht City Farm. It is managed by the same people who started urban farms, and who work together to promote small-scale food production in the city.
When Saturday, 9am – 2pm (rain or shine)
Sunday, 9am – 3pm (from 7 October 2018)
Why you’ll love it It’s a wonderfully relaxing place to do your weekly food shopping – you’ll find fresh-from-the-patch veggies and herbs, fruit, bread, organic dairy products, free-range eggs, raw honey, muesli, and ethically sourced meats and seafood. Plus, there’s a wonderful array of artisanal food stalls selling amazing cooked and raw dishes for all palates and preferences, from carnivores to vegans, chocoholics to diabetics. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, space for the kids and dogs, and a family-friendly vibe.
Stand-out stall/s The OZCF’s fresh veg, fruit and herbs tent; Spades & Spoons’s vegan and raw prepared food; Delifish – smoked fish and snoek pate; Woodstock Bakery’s sourdough breads; grass-fed, free-range, pasture-raised meat, artisanal sausages and quality cured meats at Son of a Butcher and Cure Deli; and Around Cheese’s Karoo Crumble and other artisanal cheeses.
Contact 083 628 3426 (Sheryl), email@example.com
Where to find it Oranjezicht City Farm Market, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront. Parking on site in Granger Bay Parking Garage (R10 for 4 hours) or on Beach Road for free.
2. The Lourensford Market
Set on one of the most renowned (and picturesque) wine estates in the country, this market has over 70 vendors selling a vast array of fresh produce, art and crafts.
When Sunday, 10am – 3pm (runs until 24 June 2018, closed on Good Friday)
Friday, 5pm – 9pm (Twilight Market, runs until 25 May 2018)
Why you’ll love it Its layout is one of the nicest around – with food, craft and fashion stalls arranged in a horseshoe shape around a tree- and umbrella-shaded courtyard with plenty of seating. With beautiful, award-winning gardens surrounding it, and a stall offering kids entertainment, there is little this market doesn’t have. It’s even dog-friendly. Oh, and the coffee is excellent, according to the coffee fascist in the office.
Stand out stall/s Spare ribs from Casa Valdez; Coffee from The Magnificent Barista Boys; The Fudge Kitchen; Tunisian Delight’s tapas; Ghenwa’s Lebanese treats (paired with Lourensford’s award-winning wines); Corlie’s Italian (from gnocchi to arancini); Craft beer from Abru or cider from Eversons; and Dr Juice’s fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
Contact 072 284 1654, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it The Lourensford Market, Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road
3. Noordhoek Community Market
This weekly community market is where South Peninsula locals flock every Thursday evening in summer. It takes place in the restaurant area and Bedouin marquee of Cape Point Vineyards (CPV).
When Thursday, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Why you’ll love it The views at sunset are breathtaking – especially with a glass of CPV sauvignon blanc to hand. There is ample parking and long stretches of open grass with a jungle gym for kids.
Stand-out stall/s Earth Fire Pizza for crispy wood-fired pizza; Pete Goffe-Wood’s Kitchen Cowboy’s; Mel’s Flowers for the freshest and brightest blooms around; and The Lamb Man’s killer lamb salad!
Contact 021 789 0900, email@example.com
Where to find it Noordhoek Community Market, Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
4. De Warenmarkt
The 18th-century heritage building sets the scene for this vibrant and characterful market, where you’ll find a selection of speciality meats, pastries, cheeses, craft beer and coffee.
When Grab & Go Deli: Monday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Restaurant: Monday – Saturday, 7.30am – 9.30pm
Purveyors: Varies. Find out more information about the purveyor operating hours.
Why you’ll love it Inspired by the Cape’s history as a vital trading post, the market provides a rich cultural experience, as well as a wide range of fresh produce and artisanal foods. There’s a Grab & Go Deli that serves gourmet sandwiches and salads; a tasteful wine lounge at the back with a cosy fireplace (perfect for huddling around on an icy Stellies day); and the Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar in the middle serves utterly delicious fresh Saldanha Bay oysters and top-drawer bubbly.
Stand-out stalls the Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar for, er, bubbly and oysters; Ryan Boon Speciality Butcher; hand-selected Brazilian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffee beans from Deluxe Coffeeworks; and For the Love of Yummyness for a range of decadent desserts.
Contact 021 883 2274, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 20 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
5. The Neighbourgoods Market
Located at The Old Biscuit Mill, this independent initiative was founded in 2006 by Justin Rhodes and Cameron Munro, an entrepreneurial duo who, arguably, spearheaded the farmers’ market scene in Cape Town (and, perhaps the entire country). Their aim was to revive and reinvent public markets as a civic institution. This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisanal producers and celebrated local chefs to showcase and sell their delicious wares.
When Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Why you’ll love it Not only did this pioneering market pave the way for the profusion of other markets in the Mother City, it still happens to be one of the coolest city hangouts in Cape Town on a Saturday morning, striking the perfect balance between superb food and drinks, trendy clothes and accessories, and Cape Town’s creative set.
Stand-out stall/s Honest Chocolate’s handmade chocolate; Cafeteria Mobile’s wholesome home-cooked stews, soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches; and Dear Rae’s clean-lined gold, silver, brass and copper jewellery.
Contact 021 448 1438
Where to find it The Neighbourgoods Market, Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock
6. Mojo Market
There’s a new(ish) market in town… well, actually, it’s in Sea Point. The vibrant market space boasts over 80 food, home and clothing stalls in a 2 000-square-metre area and is a welcome addition to the Sea Point scene, where the Promenade is a mere stone’s throw away.
When Monday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm (summer); 10am – 9pm (winter)
Why you’ll love it The Mojo Coffee Collective – open 24 hours a day – is a coffee lover’s delight, showcasing some of Cape Town’s best artisanal coffee roasters. Plus, there are a host of clothing, jewellery, accessories and homeware stalls, so you can do some pre- or post-snack shopping… Our only gripe is the plastic cutlery – yeah, we get it’s a market, but proper eating utensils would be nice (especially that most stalls charge restaurant prices).
Stand-out stall/s Raclette Grilled Cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches made with imported Schärdinger Raclette, mixed with award-winning Klein River cheeses (owner Roy Moore was a big fan of Kappacasein’s Swiss raclette at the London Borough Market, and decided to bring the concept to Cape Town). Other stand-out offerings include that Breakfast Bar; Hokey Poké; The Candy Shoppe; IYO Burgers; The Mussel Monger and Earthfire Pizza, to name a few.
Opened April 2017
Where to find it 30 Regent Road (between Church and Clarens Roads), Sea Point, Cape Town
7. Groote Post Market
Darling’s finest food, craft beer and plenty of child-friendly entertainment await at this relaxing market.
When Last Sunday of the month in summer, 10am – 3pm.
Please note The Market reopens on 27 August 2017. Check the upcoming dates for the Groote Post Monthly Markets.
Why you’ll love it This market boasts delicious Darling fare, including mushrooms, cheeses, homemade toffee and craft beer. The kids will enjoy a host of activities – from tractor rides and guided horse rides to face-painting. Browse the arts and crafts, homeware and décor stalls to the backdrop of live music. Bring your dogs, but keep them on the leash.
Stand-out stall/s Udderly Delicious Cheese; Darling Pomegranate Products; Saucy Boys’ organic chilli sauces; and Darling Sweet’s delicious handmade toffees.
Contact 076 834 8085 or 022 451 2202, email@example.com
Where to find it Groote Post Vineyard, Darling Hills Road, Darling
8. Blaauwklippen Family Market
The perfect way to spend a relaxed day with family and friends, this market’s unpretentious farm vibe is what makes it unique. In addition to a delicious variety of food stalls, an interesting selection of crafts, wine tastings, and entertainment for the kids, its location on one of the oldest and most picturesque wine estates in South Africa make it a wonderful day out.
When Sunday, 10am – 3pm (all year round)
Why you’ll love it There’s a delicious spread of prepared food to tickle most taste buds. Inside the carriage museum, you’ll find seasonal fresh produce, cheese, homemade pies, olives, baked treats, and more. Interesting crafts are on offer beneath the shade of the ancient wild fig trees.
Stand-out stall/s Cold Gold’s artisanal ice cream; Catje’s Pancakes; Giros Greek food; schnitzel stall; Senor Onion Mexican Food; Something Simple (healthy wraps and vegan options); and Piroschka’s flammkuchen (German thin-crust pizza) – divine!
Contact 084 608 6325, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it R44, Strand Road, Stellenbosch
9. Root 44 Market
Housed in sturdy, super-cosy marquees (which means rain is never an issue), and surrounded by picturesque vineyards and trees, this all-weather market offers live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, as well as an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats.
When Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Why you’ll love it Come rain or shine, this market is open for trading. It’s also one of the most child-friendly markets around, boasting an array of children’s entertainment and activities that now includes World of Adventure (indoor and outdoor jungle gyms, mini-golf and more fun coming soon). There’s a popular Parkrun on Saturdays where participants can work up an appetite.
Stand-out stall/s My Place Foods’ souvlakis; Mussle Monger’s fresh oysters and mussels; The Pickled Poppers’ jalapeño poppers and tacos filled with fresh, quality ingredients; Earth Fire’s pizzas; and Heavenly Hamburgers’ burgers.
Good to know The market hosts live bands every Saturday and Sunday, from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Contact 021 300 3935, email@example.com
Where to find it Root 44 Market, Audacia Wines, Corner of R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
10. Chilled Market at The Range
Nestled between Tokai Forest and the the Constantia Valley, this market boasts magical vineyard and mountain views.
When Friday, 4.30pm – 9.30pm
Why you’ll love it Food-wise, you’ll find a variety of flavours, from Mexican and Greek to Chinese and Italian. To quench your thirst, there are craft beers on tap, local wines from the valley, and an assortment of soft drinks and hot beverages. Bring the kids; there’s a wide open space for them to play, a jungle gym, jumping castle, play dough and craft activities. Relax in the marquee to the sounds of live music, on the covered seating outside, or by the fireplace in the log cabin.
Stand-out stall/s Earthfire Pizza; Sakura Sushi; and Giro’s Greek.
Contact 021 713 2340, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it The Range Function and Conference Centre, Orpen Road, Tokai, Cape Town
11. HERMANUSPIETERSFONTEIN FOOD & WINE MARKET
You’ll find the Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market hidden in the far corner of The Village, on the corner of the R43 and R320. The smorgasbord on offer will leave you spoilt for choice: classic breakfasts, savoury pies, confectionery, cheeses, cured meats, olives, salads, bread, freshly shucked oysters, fish and chips, mussels, sushi, dim sum, fresh fruit and veg, and much, much more.
When Saturday, 9am – 1pm
Why you’ll love it With chairs and tables laid out, as well as real crockery, cutlery and glassware, it’s the perfect place for a weekend breakfast.
Stand-out stall/s Hans and Mary-Ann’s olives from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley; and Brian’s variety of breakfast to brunch, don’t miss his fish & chips!
Contact 028 316 1875, email@example.com
Where to find it Hermanuspietersfontein Market, 17 Village Lane, The Village, Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus
12. Bay Harbour Market
Situated in a repurposed fish factory in the old section of Hout Bay Harbour, this weekly market houses more than 100 stalls in tented alleys and courtyards.
When Friday, 5pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am – 4pm
Why you’ll love it This bustling market offers a wide range of delicious food as well as interesting clothes and crafts. It’s a well laid-out space, ensuring that no matter how busy it gets, it never feels cramped or claustrophobic.
Stand-out stall/s Zoop Soups’ fresh homemade soup; Swing Clothing’s locally designed and locally made apparel, and MayBru’s proudly South African surfer-inspired gear.
Contact 083 275 5586, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
13. Market at The Palms
Half the fun of savouring real Plattelandse food is meeting the characters behind it, hearing the stories of its origin, and perhaps even picking up a sought-after family recipe or two. This is exactly what Market at The Palms in Woodstock is doing – bringing good-quality, fresh, homemade produce and street food to city tables at affordable prices.
When Saturday, 9am – 2.30pm
Why you’ll love it The relaxed village-square atmosphere, complete with unplugged musicians playing folksy tunes, is a wonderful place to enjoy a weekend breakfast, brunch or early lunch.
Stand-out stall/s The Diner for the tastiest breakfast burgers in town; Toorkombuis’ homemade Romany Creams and nougat; Wraps and Goodiegats’ gourmet samoosas; and Urban Low Carb’s delicious low-carb cakes and treats.
Contact 021 462 0394, email@example.com
Where to find it The Palms Decor and Lifestyle Centre, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
14. City Bowl Market on Hope
Housed in an historic building in Gardens, this is the place to meet friends and feed the family. The outdoor courtyard is a cool spot to relax and take in the atmosphere, or grab a seat at one of the communal tables spread throughout the hall.
When Thursday, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Why you’ll love it It’s a fun outing for the whole family: foodies will love all the irresistible goodies, and beer aficionados will gravitate towards the draught-beer taps. Live music adds to the vibe, with talented local musicians such as Juan Casey, Chris Rain and Jook of Rock, keeping things cool.
Stand-out stall/s The Mixer Stand for mojitos, margaritas and pina coladas! Other stand-out offerings include La Petite Moo Brownies; Lisa’s Lush salads; The Diner Hamburgers & Hotdogs; Durban’s Finest Curry; Something Special’s vegan food; and Ragamuffin’s pulled-pork buns.
Contact 083 676 6104 (Sean de Beer), firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it 14 Hope Street, Gardens
15. V&A Food Market
Located at the Cape Town’s premier shopping destination, this market is open every day until 7pm in summer. Its tagline, “Experience Goodness”, is reflected in the wonderful array of stalls.
When Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am – 9pm (1 November – 30 April)
Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 7pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8pm (1 May – 31 October)
Why you’ll love it Housed in the historical power station on the water’s edge, this all-weather space is home to over 50 traders, offering a selection of locally produced artisanal products and a variety of street foods. Its location next to the Watershed shopping precinct makes it perfect for a light snack or a casual beer before or after shopping.
Stand-out stall/s Local, handcrafted cheeses from Around Cheese; exotic teas from Nigiro Tea Merchants; Yoko’s speciality yoghurt bar; The Knysna Oyster Company; and mega-sized burgers at Woodies. (We miss the Hungry Herbivore!)
Contact 021 418 1605, email@example.com
Where to find it V&A Food Market, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
16. Earth Fair Food Market
The Wednesday and Saturday market is housed in a huge warehouse, with over 40 traders selling a range of fresh produce and food, and loads of free parking available.
When Wednesday, 3pm – 8.30pm
Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Why we love it ‘Burbs-dwellers are often starved for cool things to do on weeknights, and this market fills the gap. Sadly our favourite vendor, Senhor Prego, who makes the most delicious steak rolls, no longer trades here… Still, there is a wonderful kiddies’ area, where childminder Angie will keep your little ones safe and entertained for hours. There’s also face-painting, colouring, and loads of fun stuff. Other plusses: the vibe of the market is wonderfully festive and fun; most of the meat and poultry sold is hormone-free and organic. And the Origins coffee is excellent.
Stand-out stall/s Live Organic for farm-fresh organic fruits and vegetables; Seaweed wraps at Something Simple; Stokkiesdraai Biltong’s grass-fed sirloin ’tong; Gail’s Kitchen for delicious low-carb cakes and desserts; Dr Juice’s fresh elixirs; and Sunshine’s Bunless Veggie Burgers.
Where to find it Earth Fair Food Market, South Palms, 333 Main Road, Retreat
17. Slow Market
The Slow Market Stellenbosch, now in its tenth year, is a winelands institution. Every Saturday locals and tourists gather to buy from the farmers, artisans, crafters, winemakers and designers who sell their wares. Expect to find a selection of street food, deli products, organic vegetables and fresh meats.
When Saturday, 9am – 2pm (rain or shine)
Why you’ll love it Set on the piazza of the historic Oude Libertas estate surrounded by gardens, it’s a charming mix of traditional and modern. There is a kids’ playground with supervised activities, and live local bands who perform on the terraced lawns. The ethical standards of the Slow Food movement are respected by all the traders: no cold storage is used to bring foods to market; no chemicals are used in their production; no excessive food miles are wasted; and no dubious production methods are employed. Customers have a chance to taste food before they buy it, and bargaining and swapping of recipes is the order of the day. All foods are fresh, seasonal and locally grown, making them nourishing and delicious.
Good to know The market has plenty of parking available, as well as disabled access.
Stand-out stall/s Arnim’ Backstube with cakes and waffles; Ollies Gourmet Sausages; Healy’s Deli for organic cheeses and dairy; Colleen’s hand reared omnivorous chickens and Peters Austrian Wiener schnitzel food theatre.
Contact 021 886 8514 or 081 831 3011; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.slowmarket.co.za
Where to find it Slow Market, Oude Libertas, Corner of Adam Tas and Oude Libertas Road, Stellenbosch
18. Franschhoek Village Market
Set in the centre of town under ancient oaks, this community market celebrates local food, music and merchants (with big personalities).
When Saturday, 9am – 3pm (weather-dependent)
Why you’ll love it Franschhoek is known far and wide as a tourist destination, but this market gives visitors a peek into the community life of this illustrious village. The food, drinks and produce is local, fresh and delicious (and every now and again celebrated local chefs make and appearance). Expect melty toasted sandwiches, oysters, waffles, fresh juice, craft beer, coffee, wine, art and crafts, and loads more, while being serenaded by local musicians. Dogs are welcome, provided you keep them on a leash.
Stand-out stall/s Tasty pies from Good Food & Co; toasted sandwiches from Niel; samoosas from Theresa Adonis’ stall; Jo Scott’s art cards; Elvis Potina’s ceramic art; and Oom Thuys and Tannie Ellij’s pancakes!
Contact 082 786 7927, email@example.com
Where to find it Franschhoek Village Market, 29 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek
19. Vergenoegd Market
This popular wine estate offers lovely views, delicious wine, and its famous 1 000-strong duck parade. Enjoy all of this, as well as a market-style brunch, every Saturday.
When Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Why you’ll love it Its countryside setting makes for a wonderfully relaxing Saturday-morning outing for the whole family. For early risers, there’s an 8am walk or run for the the whole family, followed by the 1 000-strong Duck Parade at 10am. Latecomers can enjoy the feathery parade later in the day (12.30pm and 3.30pm).
Stand out stall/s Kellerman’s German sausages; Corlie’s Pasta; Sweet Cillie’s Cakery; Maria’s Deli; and J’Ai Du Hammocks.
Contact 021 843 3088, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Vergenoegd Wine Estate, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
20. The Truth Timeless Market
This vibrant night market happens once a month at the steampunk-themed Truth Coffee Roasting, a quirky cafe famed for its fine java.
When Last Friday of every month, 6pm – 11pm
Why you’ll love it It’s a platform for traders of vintage and retro clothes, accessories, and music to sell their clobber. Enjoy the vintage vibe while listening to live music and enjoying gourmet street food and artisanal drinks.
Stand out stall/s Good Things Tattoo Company; The Body Architects Body Piercing Studio; Franky Aloha Vintage Clothing; Roastin Records Vinyl, ANVL KRAFT & The Redrum Culture Club
Cost of entry R50
Contact 021 200 0440, email@example.com
Address 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
21. The Market at Val de Vie
Against the backdrop of the beautiful Paarl valley, this Sunday market is a fun way to spend the day, watching a polo match (if that’s your thing), and enjoying delicious local produce.
When Selected Sundays, 10am – 3pm (from 12 November 2017)
Why you’ll love it Great regional produce with a view to match. Held on the Polo Pavilion’s terraces, marketgoers have the choice of a vast array of food and drink – from pizzas, and gourmet hot dogs to oysters and bubbly, beer, fresh juices and sweet treats. Soak up the sun listening to live music while the kids enjoy some of the fun activities on offer.
Stand-out stall/s Nelly’s pies; Fleat’s coffee; Tailgate’s pork ribs; Stack That’s wraps; and Gelato On the Go’s Italian ice cream and iced coffee.
Cost R50 per vehicle for non-residents
Contact 021 863 6100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Val de Vie Estate, Pavillion Terrace, R301 Jan van Riebeeck Drive, Paarl
22. Hermanus Country Market
The Hermanus Cricket Club is the venue for this fabulous community market that bursts with soul. Here, you’ll find an array of fresh organic produce, homemade pastries and desserts, artisanal breads, handmade cheeses, home-smoked fish, happy-hen eggs and wheat-free bakes. Drinks on offer include locally roasted coffee from The Beanery, wines, craft ciders and beers, and organic, freshly pulped juices.
When Saturday, 9am – 1pm
Why you’ll love it It doesn’t get more local than this. The traders come from the nearby towns of Baardskeerdersbos, Wolwengat and Tesselaarsdal, and all their products are all lovingly homemade. All the traders sell their own goods, so you can find out exactly what goes into each product.
Stand-out stall/s The Ginger Route’s heavenly and utterly moreish milk tartlets; Sanity Farm’s free-range pork pies, scotch eggs and butternut-and-coriander chicken sausage; The Beanery’s coffee; and Melinda’s Kitchen’s lemony dolmades.
Contact 072 883 3894, email@example.com
Where to find it Hermanus Country Market, Fairways Avenue, Eastcliff, Hermanus
23. The Vineyard Oval Wednesday Nite Market
This open-air market held at the Kenilworth Racecourse boasts more than 50 food, wine, beer, craft and clothing vendors.
When Wednesday, 4pm – 9pm
Why you’ll love it It’s a relaxed and fun weekly outing for the whole family, with a variety of food and drinks on offer. The specially allocated family area has a jumping castle that’ll keep the kids entertained for hours (but we wish they’d do away with the candy-floss – everybody knows how bad sugar is!).
Stand-out stall/s Legendary Creamery; Pickled Popper; Eat Out The Box’s pizzas and ribs; Wing It’s BBQ and spicy wings.
Contact 062 084 1152, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Maynardville Park, Wynberg
24. Blue Bird Garage Market
Housed in an old postal plane hangar in the heart of bustling Muizenberg, this cosy neighbourhood food and goods market is where you’ll find the south peninsula’s hipsters.
When Friday, 4pm – 10pm
Why you’ll love it Even though it attracts the cool kids, you’ll find all sorts at this community-driven market, making it the perfect outing for a laidback Friday night with friends and family. This space is filled with a collection of local artisans, specialty cooks, bakers, producers and designers all under one eclectic and creative roof.
Stand-out stall/s Yoffi Falafel’s zingy pitas; Bunga Bunga’s steak platters; and Tacos Locos’s tasty tacos.
Contact 084 405 3544 (Laura), 082 920 4285 (Marcus), email@example.com
Where to find it Blue Bird Garage Market, 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg
25. I Love Big Bay
This seaside market is a good place to enjoy the stunning views of the bay and Table Mountain while sipping a cold beer or glass of wine as the sun goes down.
When Last Wednesday of the month, 4.30pm – 9pm
Why you’ll love it With over 10 options for dinner and drinks, market-goers are sure to find something to tantalise their taste buds. And then, once you’ve chosen your meal and drink, head to the beach for a sunset picnic, or chill at the tables and chairs. The DJ keeps the vibe upbeat and, in the not-too-distant future, local musicians will add another dimension. Need to buy a last-minute present? Browse the many fashion and gift stalls, too.
Stand out stall/s Wicked Waffle; Mon Ami Food Truck’s killer veg wraps; The Beer Merchant; and Whisper Between Worlds’s boho fashion.
Good to know Dogs are not allowed inside the Lifesaving building, but you’re welcome to bring them to the beach and promenade (provided you keep them on a leash).
Contact 081 797 2825, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, Otto Du Plessis Drive, Blouberg
26. Country Craft Market
As one of the oldest and longest running craft markets in the Cape, this Somerset West market is rather special.
When Select Saturdays, 9am – 2pm
Please note The market is currently closed for winter. It reopens on 30 September 2017.
Why you’ll love it It’s one of the few craft markets in the country where everything for sale is genuinely handcrafted. Here you’ll find over 170 stalls selling crafts by some of the most experienced craftspeople in the Western Cape. Refuel at The Country Kitchen, a series of food and drink stalls selling pancakes, samoosas, tea, coffee and beer, with some of the proceeds going to charity. A Jumping Castle, face-painting and Sand Art in the Country Kids Corner means the little ones will have a ball, while you browse and catch up with friends.
Contact 021 852 6608, email@example.com
Where to find it Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Road, Somerset West
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