Browse or Buy at the City’s Best Second-Hand Markets  

Cape Town is a treasure trove of second-hand markets, offering visitors hours of fun and exploration.

These markets, scattered throughout the city, offer an eclectic array of second-hand items, from vintage clothing to antique furniture, often sold at bargain prices.

Here are some of our suggestions:

Milnerton Flea Market

Situated against the backdrop of Table Mountain, this diverse outdoor market is open every weekend. Here, you will find everything from antiques and collectibles to secondhand electronics and household items. Don’t be surprised if you come across some quirky finds, Milnerton Flea Market stall owners sell literally everything. There are food stalls scattered throughout the market for visitors who work up an appetite from shopping. We recommend setting aside a few hours, as you might find yourself getting carried away with all the retail therapy.

Location: 126 Marine Dr, Paarden Eiland
Market Times: Every Saturday from 8 am–2 pm and Sunday from 8 am–3 pm
Contact: Call +27 21 512 1135, email, or visit

Muizenberg Flea Market 

Discover bargains galore at Muizenberg Flea Market, a local favourite that has been around for more than 34 years. This three-decade-old market boasts hundreds of stalls selling everything from fashion and furniture to books and souvenirs.

Make sure to sample the mouthwatering array of Cape Malay delights available at the stalls.

Location: Sunrise Circle, on the corner M5 and Baden Powell Drive.
Market Times: Every Sunday, from 8.30am to 5pm.
Contact: Visit

Thrift Fest

You may have seen them on Instagram promoting a series of thrift events throughout Cape Town. This movement features some of the boldest fashion, jewellery, art and so much more in some of the city’s most picturesque settings. This curated series of events showcases the city’s creative pulse and locals.

Here are some thrift festivals taking place in Cape Town:

The Old Cape Quarter Thrift Fest

Where: 72 De Waterkant Road, Green Point
When: Every last Saturday of the month
Market Times: 10am -3pm

The Novalis Thrift Fest

Where: 39 Rosmead Avenue (between Ottery and Wetton Rd)
When: Every last Saturday of the month
Market Times: 10am -3pm

The DEUS ex Machina

Where: 140 Main Road, Hout Bay
When: Every last Thursday of the month
Market Times: 5-9pm

The Holy Spirit Thrift Fest

Where: 118 New Church Street, Gardens
When: Every Wednesday
Market Times: 5-9pm

The Fire and Ice Thrift Fest

Where: 64 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof
When: Every first Thursday of the month
Market Times: 5-10pm

The Observatory community Thrift + Alt Fest

Where: Lower Main Road, Observatory
When: Every first Saturday of the month
Market Times: 9.30am-2.30pm

The Vegan Thrift Market

Where: The Range. Tokai
When: Every first Sunday
Market Times: 10am-3pm

For updates and new thrift markets, please follow Thrift Fest on Instagram.

Contact: Email or visit /

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