Markets

There is something to suit every taste at Cape Town’s local markets. Visit a market and discover what Cape Town locals like to pop into their baskets.

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I’ve learnt one thing since moving to Cape Town a couple of years ago: the absolute best way to experience this incredible (almost overwhelming) city, is to learn from the locals. To discover what they do, what they like, what they eat. See, the locals are your insiders, your confidants, your peeps. They’re the guys with all the secrets to…

Cape Town is a favourite tourist destination and every year, the Mother City welcomes millions of visitors to its shores to experience its unique sights, sounds, history and culture. Things can get a little crowded at the most well-known attractions over season, but luckily there are a few hidden gems away from the main tourist hot spots where you can…

Market shopping is big in Cape Town with the Mother City’s inhabitants loving nothing more than browsing a selection of stalls, selling everything from curios and clothes, to delectable food and drinks. Here are just some of the fantastic markets you can visit while in the city. ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of…

Get to know Cape Town a little better by walking through her streets. The City Walk is a good introduction to what the Mother City has to offer. A pre-determined route through the city, the City Walk gives you the opportunity to experience some of the sights and sounds of Cape Town’s CBD. While this route can be done as…

The Waterfront has truly grown into a place for everyone. On top all its current offerings – shopping, eating, nightlife, water sports, boat trips, helicopter rides, accommodation, creative designer spaces and so much more – the V&A continues to expand. The latest space set to make waves is Workshop 17. This is an innovative space where those involved in entrepreneurship…

From humble beginnings selling jewellery at the beachfront flea market in 1991, Yair Shimansky, founder and CEO of Shimansky jewellery, has made quite a name for himself. Nowadays, Shimansky is among the world’s top platinum specialists and their jewellery line is known for its unique and clean designs.

Since 1946, Atlas Trading Company has been Cape Town’s most authentic and most loved purveyor of spices, rice and exotic food products from around the globe. Managed by the ever-charming Ahmed brothers, the family-owned Atlas Trading Company shares a colourful past with its setting in the colourful Bokaap.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, an old authentic fish factory in the beautiful Hout Bay Harbour comes to life with the hustle and bustle of an eclectic marketplace. The Bay Harbour Market brings craftsmen, artists, and busking musicians together, and then aromatically infuses the scene with freshly-baked breads, local wines, craft beers and other delectable treats.

The Country Craft Market takes place in a beautiful parklike setting, with close to 180 stalls set up under the trees on selected Saturdays through the summer months.

With set-ups in both Tokai and St George’s Mall in the city centre, the Earth Fair Market offers organic Cape Town produce of the highest quality in beautiful surroundings. Raw nuts, local artisanal cheeses, dried goods and fruit are just a few of the tasty treats you can discover at these events.

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