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Top 10 Cape Town Markets for the Discerning Shopper

Here’s where to stock up on local fresh fare, hand-made everything and unique gifts during your stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation.

  • Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront’s Granger Bay, this market brings the countryside right into the heart of the city. Expect to find a busy but chilled vibe, veggies and herbs straight from the patch, fresh local fruit, home-made bread, handmade muesli, and anything else this entrepreneurial group can produce right here in the city.

  • Elgin Railway Market

This art-deco themed market is found in Elgin, where an old apple warehouse has been reborn as a centre for the best food, jewellery, clothing, ceramics and more.

  • Friday Night Market at Boschendal

If you’d like some wine with your shopping then the Friday Night Market at Boschendal is a must. If the artisanal food and drinks don’t wholly wow you (although they should), the mountain views, gorgeous gardens and live bands surely will.

  • Good Company Market

One of Cape Town’s oldest green spaces, the Company’s Garden sets the scene for this festive affair. Grab a craft beer and some artisanal snacks to keep you going as you pick through the delightful handmade arts, crafts and fashions here.

  • The Lourensford Market

Out in Somerset West is where you’ll find this horse-shoe shaped market with its food, fashion and craft stalls arranged around a communal dining area. Grab a cuppa of the finest coffee around, snack on some sticky spare ribs or nibble samosas while you watch the sun set over the Hottentots Holland Mountains.

  • Cape Point Vineyards Market

Another place to eat and drink to your hearts content is at the very tip of Africa where you can pick up succulent slow-roasted lamb, steak ciabattas, wood-fired pizza and award-winning wines for a song. Settle down in the picnic area and revel in the local vibe every Thursday evening in summer.

  • De Warenmarkt

It’s colourful, it’s hip and it’s a heritage site. What more could you ask for in a market. De Warenmarkt in Stellenbosch, is on the go until 9pm most nights serving up bubbly, oysters, pasture-raised beef, exotic coffee beans, fresh bakes and street-food inspired meals.

  • The Neighbourgoods Market

Neighbourgoods is a nationwide phenomenon, so of course you’ll find the best one in Cape Town. Located in the Old Biscuit mill, this farmers market has over 100 speciality stalls selling everything from down-home organic produce to masterful creations from celebrated chefs. That’s just the food items, you’ll also find a little bit of what you fancy in the line of jewellery, fashion, decor items and crafts at this buzzing city market.

  • Blue Bird Garage Market

The name says it all, this one is full of character, just like the quirky Muizenberg suburb where you’ll find it. Food, books, coffee, jewellery, ceramics and so much more are on offer. Don’t miss the flame-grilled steaks, gourmet burgers, handmade chocolate bars and, of course, craft beer on tap.

  • Mojo Market

This double-storey attraction takes up 2 000 square metres of the Sea Point shorefront and is packed with goodies to suit every taste. The concept is simple, you shop downstairs and then move on up to the top floor to enjoy your pickings, some chilled live beats and superb sea views.

Grab some of the freshest seafood in town, nibble on steak wraps, flatbreads and burgers or take a hunk of seared tuna to task. You’ll find no shortage of arts, crafts and clothing either. Plan to spend a good few hours in this huge emporium of local creations. Are you ready to shop until you just can’t anymore? The Mother City has a spot for you, reserve your ticket to splurge when you get in touch to book your Cape Town self-catering accommodation.

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