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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Summer is here with its long sunny days, balmy nights, beach sunsets, cocktails… it’s all you could hope for in a southern hemisphere Christmas. Christmas shopping in Cape Town can be stressful, and all our major shopping centres are brimming with people. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas markets in Cape Town, where you can enjoy delicious food, wine, live…

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…

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…

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.

With a wide range of brands and styles of frames and sunglasses, there is a style and price to suit your needs at EyeSave Optometrist situated in Cape Town.

A vibrant market on the historic Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West that nestles in Cape Town's Helderberg basin just 50 km from the city centre.

Situated in the vibrant and trendy De Waterkant district, Maison Mara offers a carefully curated selection of ready to wear clothing from Europe, beautiful accessories, skincare and home ware. Brands include skin care from Malin & Goetz, shoes from Michel Vivien, clothing from Kenzo, Petit Bateau and Acne and homeware from Lola James Harper and Costes, to name just a…

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.

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

The Noordhoek Farm Village lies in a rustic and charming seaside suburb on the southern end of Chapman’s Peak Drive. This quaint Cape farm centre holds Cafe Roux, two pubs, the Toad in the Village restaurant, an organic nursery and a children’s playground to keep the little ones happy.

Browse an incredible selection of handcrafted goods, wholesome food, fine wines, craft beers, carefully restored antiques and other wares at Stellenbosch’s increasingly popular Root 44 Market. The market is set among the trees, surrounded by gorgeous vineyards making for some enticing picnic spots.

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