Stroll along the markets of Cape Town and fall in love in the local dishes of South Africa. Or buy clothes and hand-crafted jewelry from all the different stands. On a market, there is something for everyone. Go with friends and family to feast upon the various foods and drinks and enjoy the live music from local artists. This list covers the best markets in and around Cape Town for you to experience.
The Old Biscuit Mill
During weekdays, The Old Biscuit Mill is open with various stores. Among these stores are fashion, camera, and household equipment shops, as well as quality restaurants. But, on Saturday, the Neighbourgoods Market opens. This market is full of high-quality foods and dishes from all over the world — Bratwurst, Spring rolls, Paella, and so much more. The chefs are creative with their plates and make real art out of your dish. The market tries to be sustainable and tends to avoid waste. Therefore, most foods are offered on a stone plate which you have to bring back.
Opening Times: Neighbourgoods Market is open on Saturday from 09:00 AM to 14:00 PM
Location: The Old Biscuit Mill 373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Looking for a cozy place to eat, then the Mojo market is for you. During the day, the stores open – offering all kinds of crafted clothing, accessories, and pieces of jewelry. The other stands provide lots of different foods. It’s hard to decide what you want to eat once you are there, especially when you have to choose between Asian Food, Hamburgers, Pizza, Braai, Oysters and so much more. At night the Mojo Market becomes even more vibrant with live music from various artists. The best place to go with a group of friends.
Opening Times: Every day from 8:00 AM to 23:00 PM
Location: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
The Oranjezicht Market
The Oranjezicht market used to be a local farmers market in Oranjezicht. However, due to its increased popularity, they had to move to the V&A Waterfront. This market remains as a farmer’s market and sells fresh fruits and vegetables from the area of Cape Town. Now, there is a spacious area where you can sit and eat your food from all the artisanal food stands. Ranging from Fish and Chips to vegan wraps and so much more. This market offers a cozy decorated area which is ideal for shopping fresh fruits and vegetables and a delicious meal with friends and family.
Opening Times: Saturday 09:00 AM to 14:00 PM, Sunday 09:00 AM to 15:00 PM
Location: Next to The V&A Waterfront
Cape Point Vineyards Market
Enjoy the sunset while laying in a grass field with a delicious local wine. Sounds terrific and every Thursday night it’s a dream come true. The market operates on the Cape Point Vineyards, where you can buy your needed foods and drinks for a cozy picknick. Settle down in the field with spectacular sunset views, friends, family, fine wine, and quality foods. This is the place to be on a Thursday evening.
Opening Times: Thursday 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Silvermine Road, Noordhoek. 7979
Hermanus Country Market
A farmer’s market in the whale capital of South Africa. The Hermanus Country Market offers locally-produced products like jams, pickles, and other home-grown goods. Moreover, in the market, you can buy local wines and hand-crafted items as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Likewise, artesian foods are available with places to sit and drink. Take your food to go and spot some whales at the coast of Hermanus.
Opening Times: Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Location: Hermanus Cricket Grounds, Hermanus
The Hout Bay Harbour Market
Located in an old fish factory in the harbor of Hout Bay, lays the Bay Harbour Market. This market is known as the most vibrant market around Cape Town. Mainly because of its live music and art as well as the freshly made fish dishes and other meals. The groovy music and local art create a unique atmosphere in the small town of Hout Bay.
Opening Times: Friday 17:00 PM to 21:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday 9:30 AM to 16:00 PM
Location: 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872
The V&A Waterfront Food Market
During a busy day of shopping or other activities at the V&A Waterfront, you will need a break with a nice meal. The V&A Food Market is located close to the mall and next to the crafts market. You can’t miss it. The place is perfect for a quick stop and a meal for everyone. The food market offers local and international cuisine for anyone’s liking. Stop for some drinks and experience local craft beers or wines.
Opening Times: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 AM to 20:00 PM, Friday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 21:00 PM
Location: V&A Waterfront
The Root 44 Market
Between the vineyards and trees of the well-known wine area of Stellenbosch is the Root 44 market. With live music quality foods and of course the high-quality Stellenbosch wines, this market is a party. But the market also offers clothing and other crafts and art materials. If you don’t like wine, the market also sells high-quality craft beers and drinks.
Opening Times: Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM to 16:00 PM
Location: Corner of R44 and Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
The Blue Bird Garage Foods and Goods Market
The Blue Bird Garage Market is a cozy farmer and food market in the surfer’s hotspot of South Africa. In Muizenberg, you can buy your fresh fruits and vegetables every Friday, and the first Sunday of the month. However, the market is known as a place to get together at the bars and food stalls. There is live music from South African musicians as well. This vibrant place is a fun place to get some snacks and drinks after a day of surfing.
Opening Times: Friday 16:00 PM to 22:00 PM, First Sunday of the month 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM
Location: 39 Albertyn Rd, Muizenberg, 7945, South Africa
De Waren Market
De Waren Market is the place for wine lovers. With an extensive offer of locally produced wines and other beverages. This can be seen through their long wine menu. Moreover, The market is in an old building from the 18th century in Stellenbosch, which gives a different vibe from the other markets. If day drinker isn’t your thing, you can also eat high-quality foods made by chefs. Moreover, you can slice your Biltong (South Africa’s beef jerky) or take meals to go.
Opening Times: Grab and Go is open on Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 18:00 PM – Restaurants is open on Monday – Friday 19:30 PM to 21:30 PM, Saturday 20:00 PM to 21:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM to 15:00 PM
Location: 20 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch