Cape Town Markets

Cape Town is famous for its friendly faces, brilliant beaches, magnificent mountains and the V&A Waterfront with its stunning waterfront apartments and marina apartments. But a visit to the Mother City would not be complete without experiencing at least one Cape Town market.

No matter where you’re staying during your visit to Cape Town, you’re certain to find a market just around the corner.

Top 5 Cape Town markets

Green Market Square

Green Market Square is the oldest and most popular market in Cape Town and is situated in Cape Town’s city centre. It has a lively atmosphere and is surrounded by caf├ęs and restaurants. Amongst the goods on offer are a variety of African curios, drums, candles, clothing and specialty stands.

Green Point Market

This craft market is situated in the car park outside Green Point Stadium. What sets Green Point market apart from the others is the live entertainment performed by various street artists. A note of caution: it has temporarily moved to the Chinese Embassy parking lot until after the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

Kirstenbosch Gardens Craft Market

While Kirstenbosch Gardens is renowned for its beautiful flowers and scenery, its craft market, located in the cottages diagonally opposite the main entrance, is growing in popularity. In addition to the gifts, curios, clothing, homeware and food sold, children can enjoy pony rides whilst their parents browse. This makes it a fun day out for the entire family.

Hout Bay Market

Hout Bay market is the perfect destination for your Sunday afternoon drive. Although not the largest of markets, it offers a diversity of goods that range from pottery and wire crafts to painted ostrich eggs and wooden sculptures. An added bonus is that it’s situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Cape Town and is only a walk away from the beach, restaurants and ice cream shops.

Muizenberg Fleamarket

One of the largest of the top five Cape Town markets, the Muizenberg fleamarket is held every Sunday and on public holidays at Sunrise Circle. At this busy outdoor market, you’ll find everything you need and some items you’ll never need! Nevertheless, its buzzing environment makes it worth the visit. This is one city most decidedly filled with cultural diversity that is reflected in its markets. Perhaps this is what sets Cape Town markets apart from the rest of the world.