Top Five Must-Visit Saturday Markets

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Don’t get me wrong, Darlings – I’m a shopaholic of note … but sometimes I like spending my Saturdays outdoors rather than in a mall. We’re lucky to have an abundance of nature and beautiful scenery in Cape Town so we might as well take advantage of it when we can! There are lots of delightful little Saturday markets in and around our city that I love popping into … why not get outside and discover the wealth of food, drink, craft and entertainment at one of them. 


1. Oranjezicht City Farm Market

The Oranjezicht City Farm Market is a true farmer’s market with lots of fresh, locally-grown fruit, vegetables and artisanal fare ... they also have the most divine fresh breads, cheeses, yoghurts, honeys and oils on offer. And, if you’re a meat-lover, you’ll be glad to know that there are stalls that sell ethically-sourced biltong, meat and fish, too. Pop in for a healthy breakfast or lunch with a smoothie or freshly-squeezed juice on the side, or simply stop by to do a quick shop. No matter your dietary preference, this market caters for it – Banting, vegan, gluten-free, sugar free – you name it! This place is a family favourite in Cape Town.

When: Every Saturday from 09:00 – 14:00. 

Where: Granger Bay (near The Lookout), Cape Town. 


2. Bay Harbour Market

Housed in an old Sea Harvest factory in the working harbour of Hout Bay, Bay Harbour Market is the perfect place to visit for a tasty breakfast or lunch and some fantastic shopping. No two foods stalls or two products are alike, which gives visitors a wide range to choose from. Snack on a breakfast roll, wrap, burger, hotdog, pizza slice or fish and chips while you browse through bamboo t-shirts, woollen hats, beaded jewelry, paintings, frames and much more. You can also get your hair braided, have your face painted or enjoy a back and shoulder massage!

When: Every Saturday from 09:30 – 16:00. 

Where: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay (right next to Fish on the Rocks). 


3. Neighbourgoods Market

The Neighbourgoods Market will always be a favourite of mine! Situated at the Old Biscuit Mill, you can expect to rub shoulders with lots of trendy, young people. Apart from hipster watching, you can nosh on cuisine from pretty much every corner of the earth. Darlings, trust me … once you try the poached egg rosti, the fresh oysters and the irresistible macarons, you’ll want to go back every weekend! Other highlights include Wendy’s Smoothie Bar, Honest Chocolate and the micro-brewed beer stand. There are also lots of clothing and handbag traders who sell the most gorgeous handmade goodies … from crochet crop tops to leather sling bags.

When: Every Saturday from 09:00 – 14:00. 

Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. 


4. Root 44 Market

Only a quick and beautiful half hour drive from Cape Town, Root 44 Market is an upmarket, family-friendly venue with loads of different stalls as well as live entertainment. Housed in super-cosy marquees and surrounded by breathtaking vineyards, this market is the perfect place to visit for leisurely browsing, brilliant shopping and the very best in food and drink. You can shop for clothing, jewelry, gifts and fresh flowers while munching on a bacon and egg roll, pizza or even sushi. The bar also offers a wonderful selection of fine wines from surrounding vineyards, as well as craft beer. Plus, you’re allowed to take your dogs along – just be sure to keep them on a leash.

When: Every Saturday from 10:00 – 16:00. 

Where: Farm 537, R44, Stellenbosch. 


5. V&A Food Market

Ideally located, the V&A Food Market affords visitors a one-stop-shop where they can purchase the finest food and drink that local producers have to offer. Think everything from cakes, fresh bakes and authentic street food to bubble tea and artisanal beers. It’s more of a food hall than a market in my opinion, but the stunning view of the working marina from the benches and tables certainly makes it a picturesque little place with a distinct market feel. This market is open every day of the week, but I recommend pulling in on a Saturday morning to avoid the crowds of tourists! I love grabbing something tasty for breakfast or brunch here before heading to Victoria Wharf to shop.

When: Every day from 10:00 – 18:00. 

Where: Inside the historical Plumphouse Building off Noble Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

by Candice

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9 October 2015 at 11:56 am
Linda Another GREAT market if you in the Durbanville area is the Willowbridge Slow Market on a Saturday morning. LOVELY!

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