Cape Town is not only known for its picturesque beaches and beautiful hiking trails, but also for its buzzing markets. If you’re looking for a great day out, visiting one of the markets in Cape Town should definitely be on your list. You’re sure to find some of your favourite delicacies to enjoy. Or, who knows, you might even add a few new ones to your list after trying them out. And don’t forget about the trendy items of clothing and other gifts on display.
Visit the 6 food and clothing markets in Cape Town listed below for some delicious treats and new additions to your wardrobe.
Popular Markets In Cape Town
- Blue Bird Garage Market
- Noordhoek Farm Village Market
- Mojo Market
- V&A Food Market
- Blaauwklippen Family Market
- Oranjezicht Market
1. Blue Bird Garage Market
For that ‘Muizenberg market’ type feeling, but not quite beachside, the Blue Bird Garage Market offers a unique and laid-back experience. Right from the outset, you’ll feel the distinctive beatnik vibe when walking into the old postal plane hanger. You can then take a leisurely stroll through to the main bar or secret gin bar for a refreshing drink before perusing the fascinating stalls. There’s a delicious meal to be had by everyone at this market – from kebabs and prego rolls to scrumptious vegan options. Bring the whole family along and enjoy a relaxed night out.
- Address: 39 Albertyn Road, Muizenberg
- Opening Times: Thursdays & Fridays – 16:00 to 22:00
2. Noordhoek Farm Village Market
Tucked away in the Southern suburbs, the Noordhoek Farm Village is open 7 days a week. The market, however, comes alive on a Wednesday night, making it the perfect time to enjoy a mid-week sweet treat or savoury delight. You can enjoy an evening under the stars with your best friends while sipping on your favourite glass of red or white. Or bring your kids along for a family outing and let them make friends in the play area where tons of fun can be had. Choose from an array of foods such as wraps, burgers, and the most kick-ass ice cream from Kristen’s shop.
- Address: Village Lane, Noordhoek
- Opening Times: Wednesdays, 16:00 to 20:00 (closed in winter)
3. Mojo Market
‘Food market Cape Town’ definitely comes to mind when hearing the term ‘Mojo’. This lively indoor market boasts over 30 food outlets, not to mention the spacious bars that make getting a drink quicker than you could imagine. There are seats aplenty on two levels for you and your friends to enjoy the entertainment provided by live bands, or to raise your voice in support while watching sports games. You can take a trip around the world while trying foods from a whole host of cultures. From Asian to Middle Eastern food, there’s something for everyone at this popular spot.
- Address: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point
- Opening Times: Every day, 08:00 to 00:00
4. V&A Food Market
The Waterfront market that everyone has heard of at least once in their lifetime is definitely worth a visit. You’ll be able to enjoy a vast range of local and international street food. Take a seat indoors or outdoors while the sounds of delightful, raw beats from talented musicians, flow through the air from outside. Housing over 40 food stalls, you can choose from curries and dumplings to smoothies and ice cream (vegan included).
- Address: 19 Dock Road, Pier Head, V&A Waterfront
- Opening Times: Every day, 10:00 to 19:00 (18:00 in winter)
5. Blaauwklippen Family Market
If you feel like taking a trip to the enchanting Stellenbosch area, this is the perfect way to enjoy a day out. Picture this setting – green grass inviting you to relax beneath the shade of fig trees, while you enjoy the most delicious food and listen to the groovy sounds of live bands. You’ll get to enjoy delicacies from a variety of cultures, such as Asian, German, and Dutch. Don’t forget to eat your greens though! The kids will be able to make the most of an entertainment area with a zipline, jungle gyms, and swings.
- Address: Blaauwklippen Estate, Strand Road (R44), Stellenbosch
- Opening Times: Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 to 15:00 (Only Sundays in winter)
6. Oranjezicht Market
Arguably one of the most popular due to its Farmers Market Cape Town vibe, this delightful setting is worth visiting more than once. The amount of fresh produce on display will blow you away. A lot of the food comes straight from the Oranjezicht Farm, so you’re sure to be treated to something super healthy. You can also look forward to plenty of baked goods, cheeses, desserts, and so much more! With a buzz of happiness in the air and good vibes all around, you’ll know you’re in the right place. Visit the Oranjezicht City Farm Market to experience one of the best Sunday markets Cape Town has to offer.
- Address: Haul Road, off Granger Bay Boulevard/Beach Road, V&A Waterfront
- Opening Times: Saturdays, 08:15 to 14:00, & Sundays, 09:00 to 14:00. Wednesdays, 17:00 to 21:00 (October to March)
Use the summertime (or winter) to make your way to these 6 bustling markets in Cape Town. Enjoy the food, drinks, and downtime, and maybe buy a gift or two while you’re there. If you’re travelling all around, don’t forget to make the most of the other attractions and outdoor places to visit in South Africa. While you’re out enjoying yourself, have your home cleaned by an expert SweepStar who can execute a variety of cleaning services.