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Top markets in the Atlantic Seaboard and False Bay
Foodies and creative souls enjoy seaside shopping
Updated: 16 August 2017
The Atlantic Seaboard and False Bay are famous not only for stunning coastal views, but for culinary and craft delights for the whole family. The scent of Malay spices wafting from market stalls, the sight of beautiful craft collections and the promise of a glass of wine are sure to entice you closer to the water’s edge.
Encounter the clanging sound of the work of metal artists, the sweet aromas of a fish braai, the melodic sound of a township guitarist or a poet performing their latest work... and a whole lot of artisanal goods at the Bay Harbour Market! Visit this indoor extravaganza from 4pm on Fridays in summer, and 5pm in winter, and between 9:30am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, for indigenous culinary delights from locals, custom-made arts and crafts, signature streetwear and a refreshing sip of local craft beer. This market caters to vegetarians, vegans and carnivores, so nobody will feel left out at this festive conglomeration!
31 Harbour Road | Hout Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)82 570 5997
The Hout Bay Organic Market
Every Thursday, between 09:00 and 13:00, this is the ideal spot for locals who want to stock up on organic goodies to impress their dinner guests. Expect fruit and vegetables, a variety of cheeses, oils, vinegars, coffee, juice and much more.
Health Park | 41 Victoria Avenue | Hout Bay (opposite the medical centre) | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 790 5231
Hout Bay Craft Market
Set in a mountainous amphitheatre, one of Hout Bay’s popular attractions guarantees you’ll find something for everyone. Visit every Sunday, between 10:00 and 16:00 for clothing, toiletries, woodwork, pottery, ceramics, needlework, paintings, puppets, children’s toys, and much more.
Hout Bay Village Green | Main Road | Hout Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 790 3474
Blue Bird Garage
Set in the heart of bustling Muizenberg, in a beautiful, old warehouse, you will find this heartwarming neighbourhood food and goods market. Running every Friday, between 16:00 and 22:00, the market is a wonderful place to eat fresh food and share a bottle of wine, while browsing handmade goods, antique books, jewellery, driftwood furniture and much more.
39 Albertyn Road (off Main Road) | Muizenberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)82 493 9055
The Bay Food and Wine Market
This natural and sustainable market encourages community spirit with a unique and sensory experience. Every Saturday, between 09:30 and 14:30, feast your eyes, then your mouths, on champagne and oysters, sizzling king prawns, baked breads, home-made quiches and decadent cakes. The Waterfront Four and marimba bands provide lively entertainment.
Victoria Mall | Corner of Empire Road and Victoria Road | Hout Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)83 791 0406
By Amanda Agulhas
For even more markets in Cape Town and Surrounds, be sure to read our overviews of Top Markets in the City Centre, Top Markets in the Northern Suburbs, Top Markets in Cape Town's Surrounds, Top Markets in the Southern Suburbs and Top Markets in the Cape Winelands. Read our 10 Top Speciality Markets in Cape Town and our 10 Top Markets in Cape Town.
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