During an Internship in Cape Town, you have plenty of time to explore these seven great markets
Cape Town has a lot of markets and they are definitely worth a visit. Nice food, good wine, live music, vintage clothing, and art everywhere. When you come to Cape Town to do an internship, you will have plenty of time to explore these markets in your spare time. We’ve collected the best markets in Cape Town and the peninsula for you.
7. Green Point Flea Market
Not necessarily the best or safest, but definitely one of the biggest markets in Cape Town: over 400 stalls, and you can find just about anything at this massive weekend market from china imports and clothing, to electronics and antiques. The Green Point Flea Market is a great bric-a-brac market with second-hand books and kitchen goods. The fantastic Sunday food emporium offers all the Malay treats, fish and chips, local specialties like boerewors rolls and other South African favorites to tantalize your taste buds.
Where? Car park Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
When? Sunday 8.30 – 15.30
6. Blue Bird Garage Foods & Goods Market
The best-kept secret of Muizenberg. You won’t see many tourists, because it’s a 45-minute drive from Cape Town which makes this market cheap and local. It takes place every Friday night in a beautiful old postal plane hangar on the edge of this urban village. You will find this space filled with a collection of local Artisans, specialty cooks, bakers, producers, and Designers. We bring the butcher, the baker, the t-shirt maker together under one eclectic, creative, vibey roof. Handpicked South African wines, craft beer, delicious food, live music from local artists, and great company are all part of the tapestry that makes this a very unique and inviting market experience. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night!
Where? 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg
When? Friday 16.00 – 22.00
5. Earth Fair Food Market
They like fair food in Cape Town. The Earth Fair Food Market is top-quality market experience and is all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products, fresh produce shopping. Change the way you shop! You will find the Earth Fair Food Market in two different locations: in Tokai and St. George’s Mall. Tip: on Wednesday evening many of the stalls in Tokai offer delicious meals, so go there for dinner.
Where? 333 Main Road, Tokai, Cape Town
When? Wednesday 15.00 – 20.30, Saturday 9.00 – 14.00
Where? St. Georges Mall, Cape Town
When? Thursday 11.00 – 15.00
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4. Milnerton Flea Market
This market is situated on Marine Drive (R27) opposite Metro Industrial Park, Paarden Eiland in Cape Town and a stone’s throw away from Lagoon Beach, Milnerton. Nowadays, the market occupies a tract of land equal to four football fields in size with a breathtaking backdrop of Table Mountain. If you are looking for an original gift or bizarre souvenir than this is the place to be as you can find the weirdest things at his market. Tip! Go there early before all good things are gone.
Where? Marine Drive (R27), Paarden Eiland, Cape Town
When? Saturday and Sunday 8.00 – 14.00
3. Neighbourgoods Market – The Old Biscuit Mill
Definitely the most popular market in Cape Town with over 100 local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro-enterprises. The market is housed in an old sky-lit brick warehouse and courtyard at the Old Biscuit Mill in the industrial neighborhood of Woodstock. It is as much a source for farm fresh as well as organic foods and locally produced specialty goods, as it is a meeting point to enjoy community, swap ideas, and stories, and become educated about what we buy and eat by going directly to the source.
Where? 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
When? Saturday 9.00 – 14.00
2. Oranjezicht City Farm Market
The OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers at Granger Bay (near the V&A Waterfront). The goal of the OZCF is to serve as an educational resource on small-scale organic food production for City Bowl residents as well as increase access to nutritious fresh vegetables for the community. The OZCF aims to increase the number of organic gardeners in the City Bowl, leading to more outdoor activities and healthier lifestyles. And they seem to succeed as this market is very popular. Customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli, etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. You will see both locals and tourists doing their groceries and enjoying the relaxed vibe and beautiful ocean view.
Where? Granger Bay, Beach Road, Cape Town
When? Saturday 9.00 – 14.00
1. Bay Harbour Market – Hout Bay
Definitely the best market to sit around a table with a good glass of wine, live music, and good food to catch up with friends and family. Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay (a 20-minute drive from Cape Town) is the place to be. Besides food, you will find clothing and art pieces. It’s a spacious market open all weekend, so not too crowded. Definitely our favorite.
Where? 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
When? Friday 17.00 – 21.00 Saturday & Sunday 9.30 – 16.00
Some other markets you might want to check out: Green Market Square (African souvenirs), Watershed at V&A Waterfront (perfect spot for gift-shopping or simply to treat yourself to something special), City Bowl Market on Hope Street (for foodies on the Thursday 16.30-20.30), MOJO Market on Regent Road in Seapoint (7-day-a-week food and lifestyle market).
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