Visiting local markets is one of the best ways to experience the local culture when you are traveling the world. Especially Cape Town is home to some incredible markets. Dotted around the city you will find everything your heart desires at the stunning markets of Cape Town. Whether you are looking for fresh produce, arts and crafts, or souvenirs, or are just a foodie on the hunt for some tasty food your desires will be met at one of the markets. The perfect way to spend a weekend in Cape Town is definitely by swinging by a market or two. To make it easier for you we have gathered a list of all our favorite markets in Cape Town.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market
Opening Hours: Saturday (08:15 to 14:00) & Sunday (09:00 to 14:00)
Address: Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront
Every weekend you are able to visit the Oranjezicht Market at the V&A Waterfront. This market has become one of our favorites due to its amazing atmosphere. The market area is well designed with cute seating areas, beautiful stands selling all types of goods, and of course, an area for delicious food stands. This market is a food-lover’s dream. At the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, you can find everything from jewelry, clothing, and pet accessories, to fresh produce, baked goods, and so much more. The only downside to this market is that the prices are a bit high compared to some of the other markets in Cape Town. However, it is definitely worth a visit as it simply has an incredible vibe and atmosphere.
If you are in Cape Town from November to March, you should swing by the Oranjezicht Night Market. It is open every Wednesday from 17:00 to 21:00. During this market only the food stands are open. A visit to the night market is therefore a perfect outing for some delicious food.
Opening Hours: Saturday (09:00 to 16:00) & Sunday (10:00 to 16:00)
Address: Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock
Another one of our favorites is the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Here you will find several stands selling everything from clothes and baked goods to fresh produce. At Neighbourgoods Market you will also find a range of different food vendors. With a DJ playing some smooth tunes, amazing local goods, and delicious food this is a perfect place to spend a few hours on the weekend.
Kalk Bay Market
Opening Hours: Last Saturday of the month (12:00 to 16:00)
Address: Kalk Bay Community Center, Main Road, Kalk Bay
Kalk Bay Market is a very small market in the quirky fishing village. The stalls aren’t many however, they are worth a gander if you are in the area. Here you will find locally handcrafted goods, vintage collectibles, and much more.
Hout Bay Harbour Market
Opening Hours: Friday (17:00 to 21:00), Saturday (09:30 to 16:00) & Sundays (09:30 to 16:00)
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town.
Down the coast in Hout Bay in a once-abandoned factory is the Hout Bay Harbour Market. From the outside, this old factory seems a bit sketchy but inside it boasts life. The market is home to over 100 entrepreneurial traders, and you can find almost everything here. Whether you are looking for clothes, jewelry, woodwork, or other handmade arts and crafts you will probably find it at Hout Bay Harbour Market. You’ll also find a smaller food area with stalls selling some tasty food, which you can enjoy while listening to live music from local artists.
Cape Point Vineyard Community Market
Opening Hours: Thursdays (16:30 to 20:30)
Address: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
Cape Point Vineyard Community Market is a weekly pop-up market that takes place at the Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant. This is a food market where you are able to taste the food and wine from Cape Point Vineyard. Enjoying your food while in this idyllic setting is just a perfect way to spend a night in Cape Town.
Milnerton Flea Market
Opening Hours: Saturday (08:00 to 14:00) & Sunday (08:00 to 15:00)
Address: Marine Drive (R27) & Milner Road Intersection, Metro Industrial Township, Cape Town
The Milnerton Flea Market is an incredible place to visit if you want to walk amongst the locals. At this market, locals sell out of their stuff – some more professional than others. With hundreds of traders, there are so many things to look at. You will find everything from books, collectibles, plants, and even hardware. Along the paths of this huge area, you also find various food stalls – with very fair prices. A visit to Milnerton Flea Market is great for a good bargain!