Different And Unexpected Markets You Must Explore!

Cape Town, a place which consists of not one but many different market areas that you must explore into! The surroundings that carry authentic arts and crafts, fruit and veg in cape town along with perfectly functional electrical goods that are about a quarter of the price than in the store and handcrafted gifts. You can expect to find everything and anything amidst the hustle and bustle of Cape Town’s marketplaces. 

Of Course, artisanal markets are not only about woods, they are beyond that consisting more of beaded jewellery. A proper bustling market value for you at cape town!

Here’s a list of some unexpected markets you need to explore!

Hout Bay Lions Craft Market

Hout Bay Lions Craft Market
Hout Bay Lions Craft Market

This is considered to be one of the most popular attractions, in the village of Hout bay that consistently includes the market restaurants set in idyllic mountain ranges. The best prescribed time to visit here is between 10:00 and 16:00 every Sunday for clothing, leatherwork, iron and steel work along with South African curios, wire work, basketwork, handmade toiletries, pottery and ceramics, textiles, paintings, puppets, children’s toys and much more.

Market at  the palms

Market at  the palms
Market at  the palms

The amazing name says it all, wanting to visit there more often. This is by far the best known for its country style food majorly available on Saturday. A proper one stop station you must visit for the old fashioned and whipped food. The highlight of the market speaks for itself with portraying the Live music by up-and-coming musicians which adds an extra smidge of ambience and the foodie affair’s large indoor area and charming courtyard make it a perfect to-do no matter the weather.

Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market

Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market
Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market

If you are concerned about having food trailers for sale, this is the most ideal place you have got to land at. This weekly market runs every Friday night between 4pm and 10pm while featuring over 40 friendly traders selling everything from succulent burgers, sushi,  gourmet cupcakes and crispy samosas to catering your fashion needs with handcrafted jewellery, stylish clothing and second-hand books. Guests can pick their meal and their poison of their own choice. 

Greenmarket Square

Greenmarket Square
Greenmarket Square

Only recommended, ideal place for people who are searching for arts and crafts, hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, glassware, clothing and much more at one of Cape Town’s oldest markets. For good stuff of shopping, do visit between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Friday and between 09:00 and 15:00 every Saturday to meet vibrant market sellers.

Mojo Market

Mojo Market
Mojo Market

ah, the newly emerged kid on the block! For all the sweet loves out there, get sweetened now with the most scrumptious South African cuisine, affordable fashion, proudly South African produce and possibly the best icecream ever Baskin and Robins; you absolutely have to try the waffle bowl – yes, a bowl of ice cream made from waffle. What’s better yet? Visit from 7am to 9pm, depending on your level of comfortability. 

The Woodmill Market

The Woodmill Market
The Woodmill Market

The heart of Stellenbosch which is open every Friday evening from 5:30pm to 10pm. The entry is free and the live music and an eclectic mix of products and produce makes for an enjoyable and unique outing with friends and family. 

Church Street Antique Market

Church Street Antique Market
Church Street Antique Market

The most calm, soothing and the charming of all!  Recommended to visit between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Saturday for vintage clothes, antique costume jewellery, accessories,and tarot card readers. For better and fresh stuff, arrive early on a Saturday as they pack up early and check out the indoor version on rainy days.