Cape Town is a vibrant city filled with interesting people who produce delicious foods and drinks and interesting crafts, which are available at a variety of Cape Town markets.
Whether you sample the delights on offer at the markets, or take the spoils back to your self-catering apartment to enjoy, you will be in for a treat.
V&A Food Market (V&A Waterfront)
This is Cape Town’s only daily food market, conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront. It’s open seven days a week from 10am – 6pm. (Closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.)
Good Night Market at the Watershed (V&A Waterfront)
A monthly evening market, which is held at The Watershed in the V&A Waterfront on the last Wednesday of the month, from 6pm-9pm.
Erf 81 Food Market (Tamboerskloof)
This weekly market held on Sundays from 10am – 2pm offers local, handmade, organic-as-possible and affordable-as-possible food and goods market.
City Bowl Market (Gardens)
This weekly food market is held on Thursday evenings, from 4.30pm-8.30pm, at 14 Hope Street, Gardens.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market (City Bowl)
Visit this weekly farmers market at Oranjezicht City Farm on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. (Generally closed during the festive season.)
Day before Thursday Market (Woodstock)
For Wednesday night food and entertainment, don’t miss this market held at The Woodstock Foundry on Albert Road, in Woodstock, from 5pm-9pm.
The Palms Market (Woodstock)
A weekly indoor food market held on Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
Neighbour Goods Market (Woodstock)
Not to be missed weekly gourmet and fresh produce market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Salt River/Woodstock, open every Saturday from 9am-2pm.
Earth Fair Market Tokai and St George’s Mall (Tokai and City Bowl)
This weekly food market is held on Saturdays from 9am-2pm and Wednesdays from 3pm-20.30pm in Tokai and on Thursdays from 11am-3pm at upper St George’s Mall in the city bowl.
Tokai Forest Market (Tokai)
A weekly outdoor food and goods market in Tokai Forest, held every Saturday from 9am-2pm and Sunday 10am-3pm weather-permitting. (May close during the December/January festive period.)
Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market (Muizenberg)
A weekly evening food market at Blue Bird Garage in Muizenberg, which is open every Friday from 4pm-10pm.
Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay)
A great weekly indoor food and goods market in Hout Bay. Friday Nite LIVE! from 5pm to 9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 am to 4 pm.
Hour Bay Lions Craft Market (Hout Bay)
This weekly craft market is held on the Hout Bay Common on Sundays from 10am-3pm, weather permitting.
Cape Point Vineyards Market (Noordhoek)
This weekly outdoor food market at Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek offers the opportunity to sip delicious Cape Point Vineyards wine while enjoying the spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. In summer, this market is open on Thursdays from 4.30pm-8.30pm and in winter on Sundays from 12pm-3pm.
Root 44 market (Stellenbosch)
The Audacia wine farm in Stellenbosch hosts this weekly covered food and goods market, which is open all year on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.
Stellenbosch Slow Market (Stellenbosch)
A weekly fresh goods and gourmet produce market, which is held at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch on Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
Blaauwklippen Family Market (Stellenbosch)
A weekly food and craft market held all year round at the Blaauwklippen Estate near Stellenbosch on Sundays from 10am-3pm with a special Christmas Market in December.
Franschhoek Village Market (Franschhoek)
In the culinary heartland, this weekly food and goods market in Franschhoek is open every Saturday morning from 9am till 2 pm.
On your next visit to Cape Town first make sure you have delightful accommodation in a self-catering apartment in Camps Bay, and then sample the delights on offer at the markets.