Guide to the Best Markets in Cape Town

Words: Crush

There’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning than at your local market. Whether it’s perfunctory and you’re doing grocery shopping, or it’s for a casual stroll to browse what locals are making, it’s always fun. A lot of really great markets have popped up, in recent years, and, if you’re finding it hard to keep up, here are the best markets in Cape Town.

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Looking for great food, fresh produce or thrifted goods? These markets have it all.

BAY HARBOUR MARKET

The Bay Harbour Market is a great place for the whole family on a Saturday morning. The market offers more than 100 stalls that vary from tasty food to quirky crafts and clothes. 

Location: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Hours: Fri: 17h00-21h00 | Sat-Sun: 09h30-16h00

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BLUE BIRD GARAGE MARKET

Set up in an old aeroplane hangar, the Blue Bird seems to attract the perfect mix of young, cool kids and families. You can expect to find all the usual market suspects there, but we always make a beeline for the Speakeasy.

Location: 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg
Hours: Thurs: 16h00–21h00 | Fri: 16h00–22h00
Contact: 084 405 3544 

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CAPE POINT VINEYARDS COMMUNITY MARKET

Markets in Cape TownThis weekly market takes place at the picturesque Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant & Function Venue, and easily has the best view of any market in Cape Town. There are so many delicious foods on offer. There are loads of vegan vendors too.

Location: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
Hours: Thur: 16h30-20h30
Contact: 021 789 0900

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EARTH FAIR FOOD MARKET

As the name suggests, this market aims to make as little an impact on the environment as possible. All the packaging used is recyclable and the waste levels of the vendors are monitored. The food on offer is always hearty, exciting and exceedingly good value for money. There is a market held twice a week in Constantia.

Location: Corner St Joans Road & Timour Hall Road, Constantia, Timour Hall Villa Estate
Hours: Wed: 16h00–21h00 | Sat: 09h00–14h00
Contact: 067 108 1530 (WhatsApp only)

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MOJO MARKET

Easily one of the coolest, the Mojo Market will have you spoilt for choice, with over thirty stalls featuring local and international cuisine. Whether you’re looking for fresh oysters, craft beer or live music performances, Mojo Market always has a great vibe.

Location: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point
Hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–00h00
Contact: 021 422 4888

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SUMMER NIGHT MARKET

Cape Town food marketIf there’s anything that we love more than summer, it’s summer night markets. If you’re looking to kick the weekend off in style, the Summer Night Market held at Century City is ideal. They have some of the best food stalls, baked goods and it doesn’t hurt that they have craft beer. It’s hosted once a month till December, and you don’t want to miss it.

Location: Century City Square, No 4 Energy Lane, Bridgeway Precinct, Century City
Hours: Friday, 14 Oct | 11 Nov | 19 Dec: 16h00–21h00
Contact: 021 531 2173

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THE NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET

The iconic Neighbourgoods needs no introduction, it’s one of the most well-known and loved markets in Cape Town. Set up in The Old Biscuit Mill, this market was probably the one that made markets ‘cool’ in Cape Town. There’s a dedicated food hall, as well as an area for local designers to sell clothes and art, they even have live DJ performances and band sets.

Location: Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock
Hours: Sat: 09h00–15h00
Contact: 021 448 1438

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THE ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM

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The OZCT market is undoubtedly one of our favourite markets in Cape Town. From flowers to homemade goods and all sorts of delicious finds, the whole family will love this market. What’s even better is that they’re dog-friendly.  You can pick up organic veggies, and artisanal bakes, farm fresh eggs, butter, cheese and more. This is a great meeting place with a bar and food from all corners of the globe on offer.

Location: Haul Road, Granger Bay Blvd, V&A Waterfront
Hours: Sat: 08h15–14h00 | Sun: 09h00–14h00
Contact: 083 628 3426

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THRIFT FEST

Cape Town thrift market Thrifters looking to give pre-loved and vintage garments, books or trinkets a new home, will love the Thrift Fest market. They usually host markets every first Saturday of the month at the Observatory Community Hall. You can also catch them at some of the markets mentioned in this article. Check their social media for info on upcoming thrifting events.

Location: Observatory Community Hall, Lower Main Rd
Hours: Every first Saturday of the month: 13h30–18h00 | Check their social media for updates on events and locations
Contact: email

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VEGAN GOODS MARKET

Vegan Goods Market is not just for vegans or vegetarians, anyone that appreciates a fun time and tasty treats will fancy this market. Enjoy live music performances, stunning mountain views and discover vegan homemade goods, foods and wines. They also launched a Vegan Thrift Market experience, in collaboration with Thrift Fest, where you can shop from a curated selection of second-hand goodies. The kids can even tag along, as they have supervised play stations and activities for them.

Location: The Range, Orpen Rd, Tokai
Hours: Every first Sunday of the month: 10h00–15h00
Contact: 063 214 6880​

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Country & Winelands Markets in Cpt

While not technically markets in Cape Town, these are still worthy additions. If you’re up for a drive out to the Winelands, try any one of these awesome markets.

BLAAUWKLIPPEN

Set up on the Blaauwklippen farm in Stellenbosch, the market is centred around food, an added bonus is that you get to enjoy the estate’s fantastic wines.

Location: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, R44 Strand Road, Stellenbosch
Hours: Sat & Sun: 10h00–15h00
Contact: 021 880 0133

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FRANSCHHOEK VILLAGE MARKET

The Franschhoek Village market is held on Saturdays and features antiques, food and wines from local producers in the Winelands. If you’re spending the weekend in Franschhoek, make sure you stop by and grab some breakfast while you peruse.

Location: 29 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek
Hours: Every Sat: 09h00–15h00 | weather permitting
Contact: 082 786 7927

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GROOTE POST

If you’re taking a drive to Darling, then The Groote Post market is the ideal pitstop. A celebration of all-things-Darling means you’ll find great small producers with delicious food, great beer and wine.

Location: Darling Hills Road, Darling
Hours: Last Sunday of the month (only in summer): 10h00-15h00
Contact: 076 834 8085

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LOURENSFORD

Seemingly, there’s nothing that Lourensford can’t do, and visiting the farm is always a great way to spend a day. Everything on offer at The Lourensford market is top-notch, they’re dog-friendly and they make some of the best coffee around.

Location: Lourensford Road, Somerset West
Hours: Fri: 17h00-21h00 | Sat: 11h00–16h00 |Sun: 10h00-15h00
Contact: 072 284 1654

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ROOT 44

Cape Town marketHoused under sturdy marquees and surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and trees, the Root 44 market offers a wide selection of edible and drinkable treats. There’s also always live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing.

Location: Corner of R44 and Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch
Hours: Sat & Sun: 09h00–17h00
Contact: 021 300 3935

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Koringberg Market

Koringberg is situated in the Swartland District, about an hour outside of Cape Town on the N7. Once a month, farmers, bakers and artisans gather to share local produce, eats and entertainment. Expect to see handmade pottery and ceramics, knitted items and plenty of delicious homemade goods.

Location: N7, Between Moorreesberg & Piketberg, Impala Str, Koringberg
Hours: Some Saturdays: 09h00-13h00 | *Check the market’s socials to confirm dates
Contact: 084 405 2187

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Piket-Bo-Berg Farmer’s Market

Piket-Bo-Berg is a beautiful oasis situated on the top of the Piketberg mountains in the Swartland region. An hour and a half outside Cape Town, this beautiful farming community is host to fruit orchards, mountain biking and hiking trails. On the last Saturday of every month, the local farmers come together and sell their fresh produce, handmade products, home-baked goods and more. It’s truly worth the drive and the perfect way to unwind – day visitors even have the option of booking Kruistementvlei Farm’s accomodation.

Location: Kruistementvlei Farm, Piket-Bo-Berg, Piketberg
Hours: Last Saturday of the Month | 09h00–12h00
Contact: 083 208 6873

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