Cape Town is known for one of the best markets around. A perfect way of ending a busy workday or starting the weekend. Catch up with friends and family, enjoy a beer and taste some of the best local foods. These markets are also a great way to explore Cape Town as they are located in different places around the city.
Almost every day of the week, there is a market taking place. Which is great, because you don’t have to adapt your trip, to make sure you can catch on of the markets. Only Monday’s and Tuesday’s you will have to do without. We would love to share some of our favorite markets with you:
- Monday and Tuesday: The beginning of the week is the only days that there are not really markets open. However, if you really are craving some good food and a drink, you can always visit V&A food market.
- Wednesday: Spend your day visiting some of the best wine farms in Constantia, for a winetasting. And end it a visit to the Earth Fair Food Market in Tokai. This is the perfect mid-week break market. For the Dutch-Travelers, they have some great Dutch sweets and snacks.
- Thursday During the summer months, there is a weekly-Thursday market in Noordhoek, at Cape Point Vineyards. Enjoy some good food and a glass of chardonnay, while enjoying a beautiful sunset. On your way back to your accommodation, take a drive to Chapmans peak. Chapmans Peak is between Noordhook and Houtbay. A 9km beautiful drive with a view over the Atlantic Ocean on one side and on the other side the Mountains.
- Friday: The Friday Marketing in Muizenberg is the right place to start your weekend off. Have a beer and catch up with friends and family. Somewhere in the back, you will also find the entrance to the secret Gin Bar. Muizenberg is also known for once of the best surfing spots. Why not join in for a surfing lesson, before heading off to the market.
- Saturday morning: The Oranjezicht farmers market is based in Waterfront. This market is started by Oranjezicht City Farm, an NGO, who celebrates local food, culture, and community through urban farming. This is the perfect market to get some fresh veggies and fruit, bread, organic products and more.
- Sunday: Ending your weekend with a chilled afternoon at The Bay Harbour Market, in Hout Bay. They have some great entertainment and lovely life music. This is also a great market to get some souvenir shopping done!
The Food&Good markets are catered for everyone, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and dairy-free. Some of the food you must definitely try when visiting a Food&Good Market:
When buying something local, you have a great impact on the locals, and you will know that your money is in the right space. And do not forget, you have something special to take home, reminding you of South Africa.
- Edo wrap: This is one of our favorites. They have the most delicious, tasty, and healthy wraps around.
- Ciao Bella Pizza: Freshly made, tin based pizzas.
Desert: at every market you will find some of the most delicious sweets try some of the (gluten free) brownies or look for Sweet Dreams who has some of the best fudge in town.