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Where to find the best markets in Cape Town

By April 12, 2019October 5th, 2023FinGlobal

Where to find the best markets in Cape Town

April 12, 2019

Cape Town’s markets have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for fine food, craft beer, organic food or beautiful crafty items made by some of Cape Town’s finest artists, there is a market made for you. To help you find the market of your dreams, here is a quick guide to markets in Cape Town.

Markets in cape town



Oranjezicht City Farm Market

This is a local farmer’s market that is situated at the V&A Waterfront inside tents and under trees at Granger Bay. Visitors to this market enjoy beautiful views, great local food including cooked and raw dishes, artisanal cheeses and grass-fed, free-range and pasture-raised meat. The proceeds of the market support the non-profit Oranjezicht City Farm.


Opening times: Saturdays, 9am – 2pm; Sundays, 9am – 3pm (rain or shine)


Friday night market at Boschendal

This night market takes place in the gardens of the famous Boschendal winery in Franschhoek. A 40-minute drive outside the perimeter of the City of Cape Town, it’s worth making the trip to enjoy live music and a wonderful array of artisanal food and drink. The market changes weekly – so if you are a regular visitor you will taste new things and meet new people.


Opening times: Friday, 6pm – 9pm (until 19 April 2019)


The Good Company Market

This market is situated next to the Iziko South African Museum and Art Gallery in The Company’s Gardens. Here you will find a wonderful array of handmade arts and crafts as well as craft beer and organic produce. The setting, under the ancient oak trees, is perfect for picnics.


Opening times: Sundays, 10am – 3.30pm (weather dependent)


Cape Point Vineyards Market

This popular summer market takes place on Thursday evenings in Noordhoek and all the festivities take place in the restaurant and picnic area of Cape Point Vineyards. Stall food includes the Lamb Man for delicious slow-roasted lamb neck, Earth Fire Pizza for wood-fired pizza and the Donut Factory for vegan doughnuts.


Opening times: Thursdays, 4.30pm – 8.30pm


The Neighbourgoods Market

This market takes place at The Old Biscuit Mill every Saturday and many people feel it was the catalyst for the entire farmer’s market following in Cape Town. This market has over 100 speciality traders and visitors can enjoy artisanal products, the finest food, fresh produce from organic farmers and top- quality craft goods ranging from gold and silver jewellery and handmade chocolates.


Opening times: Saturdays, 9am – 3pm (rain or shine)


Bluebird Garage Market

This market takes place on Friday evenings in Muizenberg and is a colourful market that blends in well with Muizenberg’s eclectic and arty nature. It takes place in an old postal hangar and bakers, artists and brewers gather to offer a wide range of delicious food and drink including craft beer and local wines and crafty products ranging from ceramics to jewellery and second-hand books.


Opening times: Friday, 4pm – 10pm


Mojo Market

This market takes place every day in Sea Point on Regent Road and has over 45 food, home and clothing stalls. It’s a sea-facing market, which makes it a great place to have a cup of artisanal coffee from the Mojo Coffee Collective and enjoy the views. Afterwards you can browse the wide range of jewellery and homeware. Look out for delicious steak wraps, burgers and seared tuna from Vagabond Kitchens or try the delicious mussels and oysters from The Mussel Monger.


Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 11pm (retailers close at 8pm in summer)


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