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Best Markets to Enjoy This Summer

There are markets to enjoy year-round in the Mother City but what better time than when the weather is fine?

While the summer sun still shines, here are the best markets to enjoy this summer :

1) Oranjezicht City Farm Market

Held every Saturday near the V&A Waterfront, Oranjezicht City Farm Market is a proper farmers’ market, which offers fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs, as well as baked or homemade goods, like breads, cheeses, nuts, spices, ethically sourced meats and biltong. It’s a wonderful pet- (please keep your pooches leashed) and family friendly place in the heart of the CBD precinct for locals and foreigners alike to buy healthy foods and treats alike.

This free entry market, where you can shop and weigh your healthy purchases, is also nicely complemented by the artisanal traders, who sell breakfast and lunch.

Food is available for sit-down or takeaway, with coffees, juices, smoothies and a variety of foods, which cater towards special diets. Here, you’ll find gluten-free and sugar-free goodies to name a few on offer.

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Date and time: Every Saturday, from 09:00 – 14:00.

Venue: Granger Bay, near the V&A Waterfront and The Lookout.

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2) Blaauwklippen Family Market

Perfect for a Sunday romp with friends or family, this lovely market is held every weekend at the stunning Blaauwklippen Vineyards Wine Estate, outside Stellenbosch.

It offers a wonderful array of foods, with both local and international flavours.

Shop for fresh produce, charcuterie, olives, cheeses and fresh breads from the small producers’ section or peruse the craft, jewellery, lifestyle and fashion stalls.

There is usually also live music, which further lends to the relaxed, country atmosphere, as well as children’s entertainment.

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Date and time: Every Sunday, from 10:00 – 15:00.

Venue: Blaauwklippen Vineyards, R44, Stellenbosch.

3) Lourensford Market

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Located on the historic and beautifully scenic Lourensford Wine Estate, this market offers 70 permanent stalls, as well as several pop-ups to add extra freshness and vibrancy.

Here, you will find quality products with everything from delicious food, handmade goods and original art to organic produce. These are complemented by the estate’s wine selection and in-house ABRU craft beer.

Local artists provide live music entertainment, while the kiddies are kept entertained in a secure, safe entertainment area. Four-legged friends are welcome too and will be taken care of at the doggie bar.

The day markets run every Sunday and on alternative Friday evening, you can enjoy the famous Twilight Market.

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Date and times: Every Sunday, from 10:00 – 15:00, as well as every alternate Friday evening, from 16:00 – 21:00.

Venue: Lourensford Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West.

4) The Saturday Market at Vergenoegd

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This relatively new market, which started last September, is unique in its close proximity to the N2 and for the fact of its being either your first or last stop along the Stellenbosh Wine Route, depending on which side you’re travelling from.

The morning kicks off with a family breakfast run or walk, before a light bite to eat. At 10:00, guests can enjoy the famous Vergenoegd Duck Parade, which is when some of the estate’s 1000-strong Runner ducks strut their stuff. (There will be extra parades at 12:30 and again at 15:30.)

After that, enjoy browsing for tasty food, lovely goodies and perhaps even enjoy some live music. The market is also pet-friendly but please keep pets leashed at all times.

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Date and time: Every Saturday, from 09:00 – 15:00.

Venue: Vergenoegd Wine Esate, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch.


Other fabulous markets to enjoy this summer include the Hout Bay Lions Craft Market, Melkbosch Strand Unique Seaview Market and the Social Market at The Claremont… so go on and enjoy some lovely shopping and good, clean family fun at these summer-friendly markets.