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Top food and craft markets in Cape Town's surrounds
Some market stalls are worth the day trip
Some market stalls are worth the day trip
Cape Town's surrounds are for nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, history lovers and hard workers who deserve a countryside respite but whoever told you that you can't put a price on wholesome country life was wrong. You'll find plenty of markets in historic harbours, quaint villages, valleys and close to stunning lakes. They are hives of activity, bustling with live entertainment and more mouth watering delicacies, breakfasts and lunches than you can fit in your picnic basket. Worth a day trip or part of your weekend getaway, if you ask us.
Elgin Valley Market:
Complete your wine and culinary getaway with a trip to Elgin Valley market, open between 09:00 and 14:00 on Saturdays during summer. Expect wholesome and organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and olives all sourced locally.
Peregrine Farm Stall | Elgin Valley | Grabouw | +27 (0)82 665 4421
Stanford Morning Market:
Every Saturday between 10:00 and 13:00 experience music, bustling activity and pack your basket with mouth watering pies, Asian fusion delights, vegetarian pates and much more.
Square next to Stanford Galleries | Queen Victoria Street | Stanford | +27 (0)28 341 0340
Stanford Evening Market:
Open on the last Friday of every month between 18:00 and 20:00 you'll find all manner of scrumptious produce at the Birkenhead Brewery Wine Cellar.
Birkenhead Brewery Wine Cellar | Stanford | +27 (0)28 341 0957
The Lemms Corner Market:
Basking in the sunshine of the historic old harbour complex you'll find colourful jewellery, arts, crafts and pottery galore between 08:30 and 15:00 every Saturday and Sunday.
Lemms Corner | Old Harbour Road | Hermanus | +27 (0)28 313 0418
Hermanus Country Market:
With 30 vendors and 15 crafters this family market is the ideal spot to shop for fresh produce, country breakfasts, artisan breads or German Bratwurst for the week ahead. Relax under the trees with a newspaper between 08:00 and 12:00 every Saturday whilst a lmarimba band and local guitarist Ruan provide quality live music.
The cricket grounds off Jose Burman Avenue| Hermanus |+27 (0)72 883 3894
Knysna Friday Market:
Every Friday between 16:00 and 20:00 a wide selection of pizzas, pancakes, Thai food and tequila ensure a perfect start to your weekend.
Off Welbedacht Road | Knysna | +27 (0)44 382 5316
Wild Oats Community Farmers Market:
In the stunning Lakes District you'll find over 70 stalls of farm produce, homemade goodies, plants, breakfasts, a fantastic variety of world music and much more. Spend the day under the trees every Saturday between 07:30 and 11:30 during summer and 08:00 and 11:30 during winter as well as supporting farming and low food-mile shopping.
Sedgefield Farm | Jan van Riebeeck Road (just off the N2) | +27 (0)82 376 5020
Karoo | Swartland
Prince Albert Farmers Market:
Get a slice of wholesome country life with homemade goodies, seasonal produce, fresh vegetables, cheese and their famous Karoo lamb every Saturday morning.
On the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museu | Prince Albert
Riebeek West Farmers Market:
This quaint little town may be in the middle of nowhere but between 09:00 and 12:00 on the last Saturday of every month, you'll find the best bacon and egg rolls, delicious homemade rusks and a range of herbs and plants.
Vortrekker Road | Riebeek West
Short Street Food and Wine Market:
Don't be fooled by the street name as this market is abundant with stalls, atmosphere and family fun. Between 09:00 and 12:00 on the last Saturday of every month expect fresh produce, oysters, champagne, breads, cheeses, locally produced meat and award winning wines.
Short Street | Riebeek West
For more markets in Cape Town and Surrounds, be sure to read our overviews of Top Markets in the City Bowl, Top Markets in the Cape Winelands, Top Markets in the Northern Suburbs and Top Markets in the Southern Suburbs. Check out our 10 Top Markets in Cape Town and our 10 Top Speciality Markets in Cape Town.
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