The city’s market scene has grown over the past decade. Popular in Cape Town, markets seem to be popping up all over the place. From food to fashion, we have found a market for each day of the week.
Monday: Green Market Square (Cape Town CBD)
One of the oldest markets in Cape Town and popular amongst tourists, Green Market Square on its cobble stone opens daily from 9:00 – 16:00. Surrounded by cafés and historical buildings, you will find local and trendy clothing, jewellery and craft stalls. Be sure not to leave your camera at home as there is always some sort of entertainment happening, to capture special moments.
Tuesday: V&A Food Market (V&A Waterfront)
Open 7 days a week the V&A Food Market offers a wide selection of street food located in the Pumphouse building off Noble Square. Explore tasty food from a wide selection of vendors or simply relax outside and enjoy a cold beer overlooking the picturesque harbour.
Wednesday: I Love Big Bay Market (Blouberg)
The ‘I Love Big Bay Market’ is a new food and craft market that will be held monthly on Wednesday evenings. Expect gourmet food with a twist and entertainment from local talent that will be showcased at the bar. Being kid-friendly the market is aimed at families and tourists, and is expected to be festive mid-week fun.
Thursday: Cape Point Vineyards (Noordhoek)
Returning this summer will be the Cape Point Vineyard Market. Held on Sundays for now, the market has a wide range of vendors making sure you have a pleasant shopping experience while enjoying a glass of wine and spectacular views of the vineyard before heading home.
Friday: Made in Cape Market (Claremont)
Made in Cape Town is a high-end lifestyle market showcasing local designers work monthly at Cavendish Square Mall in Claremont. Carefully chosen, exhibitors vary from interior decorators, ceramic artists, and jewellery designers, offering creative original products.
Saturday: Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay)
With over 100 stalls every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is one of Cape Town’s best markets. Located indoors in an old fish factory, you will be surrounded by food stalls, craft makers and live music by well-known South African musicians and local Cape talent.
Sunday: Root 44 Market (Stellenbosch)
A Sunday drive to Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch will not disappoint. Known as the market with a difference, you will find almost anything here. Surrounded by vineyards you can expect good food and drinks as well as live music. Root 44 Market has their own range of ‘take home’ products such as olive oils, spreads and baked bread.
Words: Waseem Van der Merwe