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Top markets in Cape Town's southern suburbs
A selection of the best markets in Cape Town's southern suburbs
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It's no secret that Cape Town's southern suburbs are home to some of the most diverse environmental parklands in the world including Tokai Forest and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, but you'll find an equally diverse bunch of craft markets, lifestyle fairs and quaint farm stalls. Browse everything from traditional African meals to healthy treats, from gifts to hand crafted goods and from holistic lifestyle products to antiques.
Constantia Waldorf Markets
For affordable organic produce head to this small organic and biodynamic market. Visit between 11:30am and 3pm every Friday to stock up on fruit and vegetables, flowers, biodynamic apple juice, eggs and dairy, homemade jams and preserves, honey, pickles and Camphill products. The market also operates a family market in the evenings with puppet shows, magicians and a cosy fire. Visit between 5pm and 9pm on the last Friday of every month and don't forget to bring your own alcohol.
Constantia Waldorf School | Spanschemat Road | Constantia | +27 (0)82 631 0421
Earth Fair Food
This market transports you back to the good old days when food was simple and healthy. Visit between 3pm and 8pm every Wednesday and between 9am and 2pm every Saturday for meat, fish, bread, cheese, fresh vegetables, olive oil, pasta and sweet treats. There's also plenty of parking.
South Palms | Main Road | Tokai (next to Builders Warehouse) | +27 (0)84 220 3856
Millstone Eco-friendly Farm Stall and Cafe
Head to one of Cape Town's best kept secrets for homely food in a relaxed setting with tables and chairs made from reclaimed timber. Visit between 9am and 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday to enjoy lazy breakfasts or lunches, vegetables delivered via horse and cart and homemade preserves and jams.
Oude Molen Eco Village | Alexandra Street | Pinelands | +27 (0)21 447 8226
Kirstenbosch Craft Market
Join 190 crafters offering a variety of hand crafted goods, refreshments and even pony rides. Visit between 9am and 1pm on the last Sunday of every month, from January to May, from September to November and the second and third Saturday of every month during December for gifts, curios, clothing and home ware. Why not take a stroll through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens afterwards?
Rhodes Drive | Newlands (opposite main gates of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | +27 (0)21 799 8800
Mielie Food Garden and Organic Market
Visit this market to cherry pick tasty, healthy, fresh and organic vegetables. Open between 9am and 1pm every Friday (except on public holidays) the market uses proceeds to help establish the Khayelitsha community garden and support township-based organic farmers.
Montebello Design Centre | 31 Newlands Avenue | Newlands | +27 (0)21 685 5574
Obs Holistic Lifestyle Fair
One of Cape Town's oldest markets this market will satisfy those with a holistic and healthy appetite with therapist and life readers, vegan, halal, organic and slow food, green, eco, recycled, health and healing products and much more. Open between 10am and 4pm on the first Sunday of every month the market is both dog and child friendly and offers patrolled parking.
Observatory Community Centre | Observatory (off Station and lower Main roads and Drake Street) +27 (0)21 788 8088
Rondebosch Craft Market
Spend a leisurely Saturday morning browsing stalls at one of Cape Town's longest existing markets, set under stunning trees. Visit between 9am and 2pm on the second Sunday of every month for homemade goods, craft stalls and a decent selection of eats including breakfast options.
Rondebosch Park | Corner of Campground and Sandown Roads | Rondebosch | +27 (0)21 531 4236
Rondebosch Village Market with Organic Farm Produce
Arrive early for the best of organic, biodynamic, fresh produce from Peter and Stephen's stall or jams, pickles, cheeses and other dairy products from Dee's stall at this delightful weekly market. Visit between 7:30am and 12pm every Saturday outside Rondebosch Library and you'll also find massages, Mike selling DVD's, John-Peter selling recycled books, soaps, Jenny's photo gallery and Cathy's catering and muffins.
Rondebosch Library | Belmond Road | Rondebosch | +27 (0)21 6965749
Khayelitsha Craft Market
Head to this market for a chance to interact with locals, buy crafts and souvenirs and enjoy refreshments and traditional African meals. The market operates between 09:00 and 14:00 on weekdays and between 9am and 12pm every Sunday.
St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church | Khayelitsha | +27 (0)21 361 5246
The Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets
The Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets take place at the Alphen Community Centre Hall (opposite Constantia Village), Constantia Main Road, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, from 10am to 4pm. A vriety of items will be on sale. Entry is free, there is ample parking and refreshments are available.
Constantia Main Road | Constantia | +27 (0)84 626 7499
Read more about markets in Cape Town and surrounds in our overviews of markets in the City Bowl, markets in the northern suburbs, markets in Cape Town's surrounds and markets in the Cape Winelands. Be sure to read our 10 speciality markets in Cape Town and surrounds. Plus, check out this unique Slow Market in Obs.