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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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…

Capetonians are known for their laid back attitudes and love of great food and drink, especially if it’s locally produced. And with the recent surge in popularity of community markets, there’s something for every taste and flavour, every day of the week. Food markets in Cape Town are a big thing, with markets of all types in virtually every…

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…


Just on the border between Somerset West town and the open farmlands, you’ll find the exciting Lourensford Harvest Market. Operating on Lourensford Wine Estate, the market takes place on Friday nights and Sunday mornings during the summer months. Be sure to call ahead to find out if they’ll be open.

Located in the cosmopolitan suburb of Woodstock, The Palms is a great market with food, local design and also the location of That Art Fair.

placeAtlantic Seaboard

The historical yet whimsical maritime-themed restaurants, shops and markets of Mariner’s Wharf together form the first harbourfront emporium in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. Since 1984, Mariner’s Wharf has sat in the heart of Hout Bay harbour, just a 20-minute coastal drive from Cape Town’s city centre.

placeNorthern Suburbs

Milnerton Market is a renowned flea market that sits just beyond the borders of the Cape Town city bowl. Hunt for hipster apartment goodies, pieces of old South African culture, and just about everything else, all against the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain.

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.

placeCity Bowl

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.

placeAtlantic Seaboard

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.

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