The 21 Best Markets in Cape Town 2019

The 21 Best Markets in Cape Town 2019 The Lourensford Market

Looking for a laidback, farm-fresh outing, with lorry loads of good stuff to eat and drink? Walk this way.

The past decade has seen a proliferation of farmers’ markets popping up all around the Cape, where local farmers, bakers, brewers and purveyors are able to sell their produce to the public, cutting out the middleman. In truth, very few of our food and produce markets are purely artisan-driven, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious or fun! Here’s a round-up of the best markets in Cape Town.

What’s your favourite market for farm-fresh goods and artisanal wares? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Oranjezicht City Farm Market

OCFM: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where V&A Waterfront
Despite its name, this local farmers’ market is actually located at the V&A Waterfront, under tents and trees in the Granger Bay section. Boasting stunning sea views and a range of fresh produce, the market celebrates local food, culture and community in support 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.
Why you’ll love it The Oranjezicht City Farm Market is a wonderfully chilled and festive 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.
Dog-friendly? Yes
Stand-out stall/s

  • The OZCF’s fresh veg and fruit tent
  • Delifish smoked fish and snoek pâté
  • Woodstock Bakery’s sourdough breads
  • Son of a Butcher for grass-fed, free-range and pasture-raised, meat
  • Cure Deli for artisanal sausages and quality cured meats
  • Around Cheese’s Karoo Crumble and other artisanal cheeses
  • Hoghouse Bakery for their heavenly pastéis de nata
  • The Buckwheat Crêpe (savoury and sweet) from La Rozelle

Opening times Saturdays, 9am – 2pm; Sundays, 9am – 3pm (rain or shine)
Contact 083 628 3426, market@ozcf.co.za
Where to find it Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront. Parking on site in Granger Bay Parking Garage (R10 for four hours) or on Beach Road for free.

2. Elgin Railway Market

Elgin Railway: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Elgin
Take a trip back to Victorian times at this Art Deco-themed market in Elgin, where an old apple warehouse has been converted into an expansive indoor market, with elaborate metal archways, overhanging bridges and lanterns providing the backdrop. Expect a wonderful selection of stalls, including food, drink, jewellery, clothing, ceramics, and more, as well as live music throughout the weekend, and plenty of activities to keep children entertained.
Why you’ll love it Enhancing the old-station feel is an authentic steam train that choo-choos into the station every Saturday. Since the barn is located right next to the railway tracks, market-goers get to watch the old beauty roll in, chugging away just like the industrial powerhouses of old.
Dog-friendly? Dogs are not allowed in the market itself, but there is an area outside specially reserved for dogs, with bowls of water available. Of course, they must be on leads, and well behaved.
Stand-out stall/s

  • The Station Grill for ribs and burgers
  • J&J Sushi
  • Pudding and Pie for pies, tarts and quiches
  • The Curry Pot
  • Ground Central Coffee for home-ground java
  • Sovinho for a selection of excellent Overberg wines
  • #Rollin for ice-cream and waffles on a stick
  • L-Gin for artisanal gin
  • Ruby Rose for jewellery
  • Cape Canopy Tour’s climbing wall for children (R20 for 10 minutes)
  • Segway rides at Oak Valley Estate, with tours departing from the market every 90 minutes (R295 per person)

Opening times Friday, 4pm – late
Saturday, 9am – late
Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Contact 021 204 1158, info@elginrailwaymarket.co.za
Where to find it Oak Avenue, Grabouw (via N2, R321)

Ride the steam train to Elgin The steam train bound for Elgin departs from the Harbour Bridge Hotel in Foreshore, Cape Town at 8am. It arrives at the market at 11.30am, giving passengers time to explore before heading back to the Mother City in time for a 5.30pm arrival. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of mountains, endless rolling hills – and even spot a few sheep and cows along the way.
Operating times Saturday, 8am – 5.30pm
Cost R750 (adults, return)
R500 (children 3 – 13 years, return)
Free (children 0 – 2 years, return)
Book Tickets

3. Friday Night Market at Boschendal

Boschendal: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Franschhoek
This illustrious winery is a scenic setting to be sure, with a maze of wonderful gardens and magnificent mountain views. And this season, visitors have the opportunity to experience this spectacular setting at nighttime. Boschendal’s Friday night market takes place in its historic Werf area, where guests can enjoy live music, and an array of wonderful artisanal food and drink.
Good to know Stalls at the market change weekly, so you’ll get to see new faces – and taste new things – every time you visit.
Dog-friendly? No
Opening times Friday, 6pm – 9pm (until 19 April 2019)
Contact 021 870 4200, dominique@boschendal.co.za
Where to find it Boschendal Wine Estate, Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein (via N1, R44)

4. Good Company Market

Good Company: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Cape Town City Centre
One of Cape Town’s most popular heritage sites, The Company’s Garden also happens to be the venue for this wonderful food and crafts market. Located next to the Iziko South African Museum and Art Gallery, the market has a shaded area under ancient oak trees, where you’ll find an assortment of stalls selling organic produce, craft beer, handmade arts and crafts, fashion items, and more.
Why you’ll love it The lush setting is ideal for a laidback Sunday outing. Add pony rides and a dedicated kids’ area, and you have all you need for a fun, festive family day out.
Dog-friendly? Yes
Stand-out stall/s

  • Legend Berry for refreshing smoothies
  • House of Rah for fashion items
  • Tali and Dami for jewellery

Opening times Sundays, 10am – 3.30pm (weather dependent)
Contact 074 104 6027, goodcompanymarket@gmail.com
Where to find it Company’s Garden, 1 Paddock Avenue, Cape Town

5. The Lourensford Market

Lourensford: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Somerset West
The layout of the Lourensford Market is rather nifty – with food, craft and fashion stalls arranged in a horseshoe shape around a communal eating area, and lovely views of the Hottentots Holland mountains. Just outside its parameter is an award-winning garden with loads of space to lay down a blanket, as well as an area dedicated to children’s entertainment (with fun activities such as face-painting), making it an all-round destination.
Plus, it’s completely under cover – which means you’re sheltered from the sun in summer, and the rain in winter. Oh, and the coffee is excellent, according to the coffee fascist in the office.
Why you’ll love it Whether you’re in the mood for a vibrant night market or a relaxing Sunday morning market, you’ll get the best of worlds at Lourensford. The Friday night Twilight Market offers an enchanting evening atmosphere, with fairy-lit trees; while on Sundays, you can enjoy a family-friendly winelands outing.
Dog-friendly? Yes
Stand out stall/s

  • Casa Valdez for hearty spare ribs
  • The Samoosa Specialist
  • The Magnificent Barista Boys for great coffee
  • The Fudge Kitchen
  • Dr Juice for fresh fruit and vegetable juices
  • Tunisian Delight for tapas
  • Ghenwa for Lebanese dishes (paired with Lourensford’s award-winning wines)
  • Corlie’s Italian

Opening times Friday, 5pm – 9pm; Sunday, 10am – 3pm (September – end-May)
Contact 072 284 1654, hello@lfhm.co.za
Where to find it Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West (via N2, R44)

6. Cape Point Vineyards Market

Cape Point Vineyards: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Noordhoek
This weekly community market is where South Peninsula locals flock every Thursday evening in summer. The festivities take place in the restaurant and picnic area of Cape Point Vineyards, whose award-winning wines are available at great prices.
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.
Dog-friendly? No
Stand-out stall/s

  • The Lamb Man for melt-in-your-mouth slow-roasted lamb neck
  • Kitchen Cowboys for steak (or pork belly) ciabattas
  • Earth Fire Pizza for crispy wood-fired pizza
  • Donut Factory for vegan donuts
  • Mel’s Flowers for fresh, bright blooms
  • Amethyst for imported silver and gemstone jewellery
  • The pocket money kids market by the play area

Please note No food or beverages from outside can be brought into the market area.
Opening times Thursdays, 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Contact 021 789 0900, bookings@cape-point.com
Where to find it Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek (via M3)

7. De Warenmarkt

De Warenmarkt: The Best Markets in Cape Town

The 18th-century heritage building sets the scene for this characterful market, where you’ll find a selection of speciality meats, the best wines from the region, cheeses, craft beer and coffee.
Why you’ll love it Inspired by the Cape’s history as a vital trading post, De Warenmarkt offers 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 cosy rendez-vous on icy Stellies’ days); and the Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar in the middle serves utterly delicious fresh Saldanha Bay oysters and top-drawer bubbly.
Dog-friendly? Yes, on leads. Small dogs are allowed inside the restaurant, however larger dogs are required to stay outside near the wine lounge.
Stand-out stall/s

  • Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar for, er, bubbly and oysters
  • Ryan Boon Speciality Butcher for pasture-reared, sustainably sourced meat
  • Deluxe Coffee for hand-selected Brazilian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffee beans
  • For the Love of Yummyness for a range of decadent desserts
  • Mano’s Bakery for freshly baked breads
  • Juice Revolution for a variety of juices and smoothies
  • The Restaurant for a street food-inspired meal

Opening times Monday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm; Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Contact 021 883 2274, info@dewarenmarkt.com
Where to find it 20 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch (via N2, R310)

8. The Neighbourgoods Market

Neighbourgoods: The Best Markets in Cape Town
Nadia Akester

Where Woodstock
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 currently features over 100 specialty traders, 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 every Saturday.
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.
Dog-friendly? Yes, but please keep them on a leash.
Stand-out stall/s

  • Honest Chocolate’s handmade chocolate
  • Cafeteria Mobile’s wholesome home-cooked stews, soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches
  • Dear Rae’s clean-lined gold, silver, brass and copper jewellery.

Opening times Saturdays, 9am – 3pm (rain or shine)
Contact 021 448 1438
Where to find it The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock

9. Blue Bird Garage Market

Blue Bird Garage: The Best Markets in Cape Town
All Events in City

Where Muizenberg
The bohemian flair of this beachside suburb in Cape Town is captured in this characterful market which, true to Muizenberg’s quirky nature, is situated in an old postal plane hangar. Artisans, artists, bakers and brewers gather every Friday evening for a vibrant night market that brings to mind New York’s buzzy East Village. In addition to the delicious food on offer, the market boasts a delightful range of books, clothes, jewellery, ceramics and more!
Why you’ll love it The unique venue gives the Blue Bird Garage Market an urban edge, while the laidback vibe makes it a perfect family outing. Children will have plenty to keep them occupied, with their own play area (that includes a jungle gym), as well as various activities, such as face-painting, glitter and sand art.
Dog friendly? Yes, but please keep them on a leash.
Stand-out stall/s

  • Bunga Bunga for lip-smacking flame-grilled steaks
  • Grub’s Gourmet Burgers
  • Babycakes Chocolates for handmade chocolate bars
  • Craft beer on tap
  • Local wines
  • Aeroplane Jane Vintage for vintage clothing
  • SBC Ceramics and Nelipot Creations for customised jewellery
  • Aether Apothecary and Herbalist

Opening times Friday, 4pm – 10pm
First Sunday of the month, 11am – 4pm
Contact 084 405 3544 (Laura), 082 920 4285 (Marcus), bluebirdgarage@gmail.com
Where to find it 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg (via M3)

10. Mojo Market

Mojo: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Sea Point
This vibrant market space boasts around 45 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.
Why you’ll love it It’s quite unique to have a sea-facing market on Sea Point’s bustling Regent Road that sells clothing, jewellery, accessories and homeware, with an upstairs section with chairs and tables. We are happy to inform you that most food stalls have upgraded to bamboo and other biodegradable cutlery.
Dog friendly? Yes
Stand-out stall/s

  • The Mussel Monger for the freshest mussels and oysters
  • Vagabond Kitchens for delicious steak wraps, flatbreads, burgers and seared tuna
  • Tortilla Modern Mexican
  • The Strong One for African-print clothing
  • Mojo Coffee Collective for excellent artisanal roasts.

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 10am – 11pm (retailers close at 8pm in summer)
Contact manager@mojomarket.co.za, 064 776 8832
Where to find it 30 Regent Road (between Church and Clarens Road), Sea Point

11. Blaauwklippen Family Market

Blaauwklippen: The Best Markets in Cape Town
Cape Markets

Where Stellenbosch
The perfect way to spend a relaxed day with family and friends, the Blaauwklippen Family Market’s unpretentious farm vibe is what makes it so popular. In addition to a variety of food stalls, 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.
Why you’ll love it There’s a wide spread of food to tickle most taste buds. Inside the wine-sales building, you’ll find the market deli selling 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, and live musicians perform every Sunday to add to the relaxed atmosphere.
Children will be in their element with pony rides, Zorb balls, soccer darts, jumping castles, pedal carts and friendly goats to pet and feed.
Dog-friendly? Yes
Stand-out stall/s

  • Spitbraai
  • Catje’s Pancakes
  • Giros Greek food
  • All About Schnitzel
  • Stonehill Olives
  • Senor Onion Mexican Food
  • Piroschka’s for flammkuchen (German thin-crust pizza)

Please note Bring-your-own picnics are not allowed.
Opening times Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Contact 084 608 6325, bkfamilymarket@gmail.com
Where to find it Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Strand Road, Stellenbosch (via N2, R44)

12. Vegan Goods Market

Vegan Goods: The Best Markets in Cape Town
Mischke Bosse

Where Plumstead and Constantia
With a handful of dedicated specialist traders, these monthly markets focus on sustainability and planet-friendly practices. They take place on the first Saturday and the last Sunday of every month: the former being hosted at Khanyisa Waldorf School in Plumstead, and the latter at The Source in Constantia.
Why you’ll love it An easy and convenient place to shop for plant-based stuff, this market also provides visitors with an opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded people, and to learn more about vegan living and healthy, ethical eating.
Dog-friendly? Yes, although please keep them on a lead.
Opening times First Saturday of the month, 10am – 2pm (Vegan Goods Market)
Last Sunday of the month, 10am – 2pm (Vegan Goods at The Source)
Contact 084 423 3771, sarah@vegangoodsmarket.co.za
Where to find it Khanyisa Waldorf School, 4 Victoria Road, Plumstead (Vegan Goods Market)
The Source Yoga Studio, 11 Townsend Avenue, Constantia (Vegan Goods at The Source)

13. Root 44 Market

Root 44: The Best Markets in Cape Town
Becoming You

Where Stellenbosch
Housed in sturdy, super-cosy marquees (which means rain is never an issue), and surrounded by picturesque vineyards and trees, this market offers live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, as well as an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats.
Why you’ll love it The Root 44 Market is one of the most child-friendly markets around, boasting an array of children’s entertainment and activities that include World of Adventure (indoor and outdoor jungle gyms, mini-golf and more); and the popular Parkrun (only on Saturdays) where participants can work up an appetite.
Dog-friendly? Yes (must be kept on a lead and not allowed inside the food area)
Stand-out stall/s

  • My Place Foods for souvlakis
  • The Mussel Monger for fresh oysters and mussels
  • The Pickled Poppers for jalapeño poppers and tacos
  • Earth Fire Pizzas
  • Heavenly Hamburgers

Good to know The market hosts live bands every Saturday and Sunday, from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Opening times Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm (rain or shine)
Contact 021 300 3935, info@root44.co.za
Where to find it Audacia Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch (via N2, R44)

14. Chilled Market at The Range

Chilled Market at the Range: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Tokai
Nestled between Tokai Forest and the the Constantia Valley, this market boasts magical vineyard and mountain views.
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.
Dog-friendly? Yes, but they must be kept on a lead.
Opening times Friday, 4.30pm – 9.30pm
Contact 021 713 2340, chilledmarket@therange.co.za
Where to find it The Range Function and Conference Centre, Orpen Road, Tokai (via M3)

15. Bay Harbour Market

Bay Harbour: The Best Markets in Cape Town
Fresh Local Markets

Where Hout Bay
This vibrant marketplace, set inside an authentic old fish factory, brings together local craftsmen, artists and musicians. Browse over 100 stalls from fashion and footwear, to jewellery and decor before sitting down to enjoy some of the delicious food and drinks on offer. In summer, enjoy the refreshing ocean air on the outside patio; and when the temperatures start to plummet, sit inside next to the cosy fire.
Dog friendly? No
Stand-out stall/s

  • Nap Living for sweet treats
  • Pedro’s Eyewear for vintage-style sunglasses
  • Blame it on my Gypsy Soul for handcrafted hair wraps
  • Personal Photographic Journeys for framed and mounted images

Opening times Friday, 5pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am – 4pm
Contact 083 275 5586, info@bayharbour.co.za
Where to find it 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay (via M62 or M6)

16. V&A Food Market

V&A Food Market – Markets in Cape Town

Where V&A Waterfront
In the 19th century, the Old Power Station brought power to the Cape Town dockyard, blazing a trail for trade in Cape Town and the continent. Today, this powerhouse of innovation is still generating bright ideas through the V&A Food Market. Here, you’ll find more than 42 food and beverage stalls, selling an array of artisanal products.
Why you’ll love it If you don’t feel like a larney restaurant experience between before or after shopping, this bustling warehouse offers indoor and outdoor seating, plus there are two great bars with over 15 beers on tap.
Dog-friendly? No
Stand-out stall/s

  • Tom& for burgers & chicken winglets by Jerry’s Burgers
  • Nonna Lina for pizza and salads
  • Thai Hut for great Thai dishes and dim sum
  • Yokos for vegan yoghurt smoothies and bowls
  • Hokey Poké for fresh fish, meat and vegetarian poké bowls
  • Vagabond Kitchens for chicken, steak and vegan wraps
  • Knysna Oyster Co for smack-of-the-sea oysters, seared tuna and seafood
  • Dos Banditos for Mexican tacos and Korean dishes
  • Afrika Bites for hearty pap and meat, samp and beans, bobotie, boerewors

Good to know There’s also a Bottlebank showcasing 23 standout South African gins (to share the back seat with you while you uber home).
Opening times Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am – 9pm (November – April)
Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 7pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 10am – 8pm (May – October)
Contact 021 418 1605, info@waterfrontmarket.co.za
Where to find it Old Power Station, Building 19, Dock Road, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront

17. Earth Fair Food Market

Earth Fair Food: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Tokai
Farm-fresh produce and pasture-reared meat, poultry and organic vegetables can be found at this semiweekly wholefoods market.
Why we love it ’Burbs-dwellers are often starved of cool things to do on weeknights, and this market fills the gap. The Wednesday night market is fun, festive and family friendly, with craft beers and a variety of dinner options, including Indian curries, pregos, Thai bowls, and more; while the Saturday morning market has enough meat, organic vegetables and dairy on offer for you stock up for the coming week. Seating is at communal tables in the middle of the bustling stalls, and there’s a wonderful, well-kitted-out kiddies’ area, within eyesight of the dining area.
Dog-friendly? Yes, and there are even water bowls available for them to drink from.
Stand-out stall/s

  • Gail’s for delicious Banting treats
  • Señor Prego for lip-smacking steakrolls and Portuguese finger food
  • The Ice Cream Boys for delicious frozen treats
  • Ciao Bella for amazing pizzas
  • Dr Juice for fresh fruit and vegetable juices
  • Oded’s Kitchen for belly-warming bowls
  • 11 craft beers on tap

Opening times Wednesday, 4pm – 9pm
Saturday, 8.30am – 2pm
Please note The bar, and some of the vendors, remain open until 10pm on Wednesday nights, and 3pm on Saturdays.
Contact 082 738 1779, info@earthfairmarket.co.za
Where to find it South Palms, 333 Main Road, Retreat (via M3)

18. Franschhoek Village Market

Franschhoek Village: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Franschhoek
Set in the centre of town under ancient oaks, this community market celebrates local food, music and merchants (with big personalities).
Why you’ll love it Franschhoek is known far and wide as a tourist destination with ultra-high-end restaurants, boutiques and wine farms, but this market gives visitors a peek into this illustrious village’s community life. The food, drinks and produce is local, fresh and delicious (and every now and again celebrated local chefs make an appearance).
Expect melty toasted sandwiches, rotis filled with fragrant curries, delicious vegan options,, as well as snacky foods, beer, wine and coffee, and loads more – all while being serenaded by local musicians.
Dog-friendly? Yes, but must be kept on a leash.
Stand-out stall/s

  • The Village Tart for cakes and sweets
  • oysters and champagne
  • Theresa Adonis for samoosas
  • Elvis Potina for ceramic art
  • Oom Thuys and Tannie Ellij for pancakes

Opening times Saturday, 9am – 3pm (weather-dependent)
Contact 082 786 7927, info@fhkvm.co.za
Where to find it 29 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek (via N1, R45)

19. Hermanus Country Market

Hermanus Country: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Hermanus
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 Tulip Roasters, wines, gin, craft ciders and beers, and freshly pulped juices.
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.
Dog-friendly? Yes
Stand-out stall/s

  • Veronica’s for allergen-free baked goods and tasty vegan meals
  • Sanity Farm for free-range pork pies, Scotch eggs and butternut-and-coriander chicken sausage
  • Tulip Coffee
  • Carole Dod for souvlaki
  • Las Paletas for artisanal ice creams (try the watermelon and mint!)

Opening times Saturday, 9am – 1pm
Contact 072 883 3894, farmersmarket@hermanus.co.za
Where to find it Corner of Fairways Avenue and Jose Burman Drive, Hermanus (via N2, R43)

20. Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market

Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine: The Best Markets in Cape Town

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.
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 for olives from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Brian for fish & chips as well as a variety of breakfast and brunch options

Opening times Saturday, 9am – 1pm
Contact 028 316 1875, anika@hpf1855.co.za
Where to find it Hermanuspietersfontein Market, 17 Village Lane, The Village, Hemel en Aarde Road, Hermanus

21. Groote Post Market

Groote Post: The Best Markets in Cape Town

Where Darling
Take a leisurely drive up the West Coast and spend the day pottering around Groote Post, in the Darling Hills. The popular monthly market is spread between the estate’s gardens, yard and acclaimed restaurant, Hilda’s Kitchen.
Why you’ll love it The Groote Post Country 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 decor stalls to the backdrop of live music.
Dog-friendly? Yes, but must be kept on a leash.
Stand-out stall/s

  • Darling Meat for biltong and droëwors
  • Burger Fellers
  • Shaun se Braai-Slaai for a variety of spicy sauces
  • Darling Sweet’s delicious handmade toffees.

Opening times Last Sunday of the month in summer, 10am – 3pm (August – April)
Contact 022 451 2202, dave@iloveyzer.co.za
Where to find it Groote Post Vineyard, Darling Hills Road, Darling (via R27, R307)

Researched by Matthew Flax and Annabel Short

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Time of publication: 22 January 2019

36 Responses to “The 21 Best Markets in Cape Town 2019”

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    Yolanda Chambers

    would love to hear about smaller cosy markets with vegan options. much luv

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      The Inside Guide

      Hi Yolanda

      Thanks for your message. The following markets often have vegan stalls or stalls selling vegan goodies: The Franschhoek Market (Franschhoek); V&A Food Market (V&A Waterfront); Vegan Goods Market (Plumstead); Cape Point Vineyards (Noordhoek) and Oranjezicht City Farm Market (V&A Waterfront). Alternatively, you can check out these organic shops which often sell vegan goodies.

      Hope this helps!

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    WILLY MACHOGO

    my name is WILLY ,here in Kuruman-N-Cape.i m a CRAFTER, wonderful,keep up guyz@

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    John

    Yes .i m willing to contribute my craft on the market. Please up grade me any market around capetown thanks

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    Zadia

    Wonderful guide..

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    Arnold Hugo

    Keep me updated

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    Beverley Rohm

    Fantastic finds-please email info to me-Thanx!

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    Beverley Rohm

    Fascinating finds-please email info to me-Thanx!

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    Dorothy

    Please keep me updated

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    Phil

    Awesome article, thank you. You should also consider adding The Porterville Farmer’s Market. It’s open every Saturday and really good.

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      Lucky mponda

      I’m very happy with the market l don’t know is there open stall for new trader l do wild life pencil drawings

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    Howard

    What a great idea … please keep me posted .

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    David Rumbelow

    Please keep me up to date with what is going on .
    Many thanks
    David Rumbelow

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    Sally Carstens

    Great guide

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    Judy Bochnig

    Please keep me posted for all events surrounding Capetown & Franschoek

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    Annette Oosthuizen

    Wonderful !!!please keep.me updtated on markets

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    Kevan Aspoas

    Please keep me updated on markets around Cape Town.

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    Annalise

    Can you email this info please

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    Aletta

    The Slow Food market on Saturdays at Oude Libertas, as well as the market on Vergenoegd farm on the Baden Powel Road are also not to be missed. The well-known duck-runs on the Vergenoegd farm are a real treat to see.

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    IAN COCKERILL

    Thanks

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    Monique

    The Elgin market is my favourite, the Belgian chocolate keeps us going back!

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    Marina vd Vyver

    Very interested

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    Genevieve

    OMG you certainly need to add the Langebaan Market at Langebaan Town Hall on the West Coast. What a treat for tourists and locals alike.

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    Trevor

    The Goodwood Fashion & Thrift Market every second month at Goodwood Sports Club is fantastic!

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    Bruce

    You left out Milnerton Flea market? What criteria was used to choose these markets listed? Regards BRUCE

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      The Inside Guide

      Hi Bruce

      Milterton Flea Market is indeed a fabulous one. We left it out, as the focus of this post was farmers’ markets (that sell food and drinks and produce).

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    Mariana Botha

    I visit Cape Town often and love the markets

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    Dewald

    Stormwind Market at Gordon’s Bay. Look for the old red telephone booth opposite the beach at On the Go coffee shop next to the new TEG Studio art gallery, walk past the murials for photo taking, past the Voetstoots antique shop and find the friendly people & food under the trees, wheater permitting! Come and support the community, please! Close to Bikini Books and Alladin’s Cove shell shop!

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    Simon

    Hi I would like to book a table I deal with Cafe drinks, all types of coffees including iced coffees and milk shakes
    I have got well experienced barristers based in Capetown

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    Randal

    You left out the Natural Goods Market at Century City…

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    [Rachel Beaton

    Why haven’t you mentioned Kirstenbosch Market the last Sunday of the month. 9am to 15.00 . Great food,Jazz and a huge selection of crafts and more.
    Perfect way to spend a Sunday, something for all the family.

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    Sharon

    Hi could I please receive some info on where Craft Markets take place in the Tableview , Blouberg area. Price on how much per day and the times. Any contact nos will be appreciated. Thanks Sharon

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