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5 Best Markets to Visit in Cape Town

From bustling city centres to quaint seaside locations, Cape Town boasts a captivating array of
markets that showcase the city’s rich culture, culinary delights and local craftsmanship.

Are you looking for freshly brewed coffee, mouth-watering food and the lively chatter of
enthusiastic shoppers? You’ve come to the right place as we explore the top 5 markets that you
must check out on your visit to Cape Town.

1. Oranjezicht City Farm Market (OZCFM)

Established in 2012, OZCFM is the perfect place if you’re looking for fresh and organic produce,
delicious food, local products and a continuous buzz in the air.

With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market is not just a place
to shop, but a community hub where locals and visitors alike can connect, savour delicious
flavours, and support sustainable farming practices. Don’t forget to bring along your furry friends
as this market is dog friendly!

Opening Times: Saturday & Sunday | 8.15am-2pm
Location: Granger Bay Boulevard, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fee: Free

2. Bay Harbour Market

The Bay Harbour Market is a captivating destination where the vibrant energy of Cape Town
comes alive.

Located in an authentic fish factory within a working harbour, this market is a melting pot of
diverse cultures, ages, and creative expressions. As you step into this bustling space, you’ll be
enveloped by the lively atmosphere that fills the air.

There is a real sense of community as local traders showcase their eclectic art, crafts, jewellery
and fashion each embodying a South African flair.

All of this takes place against the backdrop of the iconic Chapman’s Peak, adding to the beauty
of the setting.

Opening Times: Friday | 5pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday | 9.30am – 4pm
Location: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Entrance Fee: Free

3. Neighbourgoods Market

Housed in a historic Biscuit mill, this lively market is known to bring local artisans, designers and
foodies together to celebrate creativity, culture and culinary delights. Every Saturday, locals and
tourists flock to this iconic venue to enjoy all the market has to offer.

As you step into the market, you’ll be greeted by an energetic atmosphere. The market
showcases a diverse array of stalls offering anything from unique arts and crafts to fashion,
jewellery and home decor.

One of the highlights of the market is its incredible food scene. Here, you’ll find a variety of tasty
treats ranging from artisanal bread and pastries to international street food and farm-fresh
produce. This market has something to satisfy every craving.

The market also hosts live music performances, art exhibitions, and cultural events, adding an
extra layer of excitement and entertainment.

Come and explore this iconic market and immerse yourself in Cape Town’s cultural scene.

Opening Times: Saturday | 9am – 5pm
Sunday | 9am – 4pm
Location: The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock
Entrance Fee: Free

4. Mojo Market

Located in Sea Point, one of Cape Town’s most well-known suburbs, this bustling market is
housed in a modern and stylish building, creating a vibrant energy for everyone who visits.

This market is fully indoors which makes it your perfect spot to escape that cold Winter’s chill.
The market features a wide array of food stalls, offering a diverse range of cuisines from around
the world. From freshly shucked oysters and gourmet burgers to Thai street food and woodfired
pizzas, there are so many options to choose from.

Take some time and browse through a variety of stalls selling unique clothing, accessories,
artwork and handmade crafts. It’s a great place to discover up-and-coming designers and find
that perfect souvenir to take home.

Expect live entertainment as this market hosts music performances featuring a variety of local

Whether you’re looking to satisfy your taste buds, shop for unique products, or simply soak up
the energetic atmosphere, the Mojo Market is the place to be.

Opening Times: Everyday | 8am – Midnight
Location: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point
Entrance Fee: Free

5. Root44

So, technically this one isn’t IN Cape Town, but it’s such a wonderful market, that we just had to
include it in our list.

Located in Stellenbosch, which is roughly a 50 minute scenic drive from the O’Two Hotel in
Mouille Point, the Root44 market is a popular destination that has been newly remodelled and
offers an enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Cape Winelands, Root44 Market combines
delicious food, live entertainment, and a diverse range of stalls.

Pair your food with a glass of wine or craft beer from the market’s own wineries and breweries,
or enjoy a refreshing cocktail from one of the bars.

Treat yourself to the fantastic shopping experience the market has to offer, featuring a range of
stalls selling everything from handmade jewellery to local clothing items.

Be entertained by local musicians and bands who often perform on the market’s main stage,
creating a festive ambiance where visitors can sit back, relax, and enjoy the music.

The family-friendly nature of Root44 Market is another reason why it’s a popular choice, the
market offers a dedicated play area for children enabling families to enjoy a day out together.

Opening Times: Wednesday – Saturday | 9am – 9pm
Sunday | 9am – 6pm
Location: Corner of R44 and Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch,
Entrance Fee: Free

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