Thursday markets in and around Cape Town

Thursday has a new reason with one of these Thursday markets happening in and around Cape Town


2019 update: And from the market named after a dog to a slow market in Langa, there’s lots to see at these City of Cape Town markets.  We’ve also curated outstanding and out of town markets worth travelling for.

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We are so close to the weekend! If you have a birthday party or a special event to attend check out any of these markets for the perfect gift.

Thursday markets in Cape Town:

Earth Fair Food Market
Between 12:00 and 18:00 every Thursday, artisans and traders sell farm cheeses, organic produce, smoked fish, speciality sausages, olives and much more. Visit the pie stand for a Guinness and steak pie or enjoy the live music. Read more about the Earth Fair Food Market.

St Georges Mall | City Bowl | Cape Town

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 09:00 and 17:00 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

Pan African Market
Those in search of African arts, crafts and designer goods will find Cape Town's widest range at the Pan African Market. Open between 08:30 and 17:30 Monday to Saturday, the indoor market is a maze of shelves packed with local masks, jewellery, gifts, curios, musical instruments and household goods.

76 Long Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 426 4478

Church St Antiques Market
Amongst Church Streets delightful eateries you'll find a charming and cheerful market selling vintage clothes, antique and costume jewellery, accessories, handmade curios, silverware and even a tarot card reader. The market is open between 09:00 and 16:00 Monday to Saturday (the market packs up early on Saturdays, so arrive early).

Corner of Long and Wale Streets | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 438 8566

Adderley Street Flower Market
If you're looking for an exquisite bloom or a bespoke bouquet for a special occasion or to brighten up your home, head to a speciality market that houses the largest gathering of aesthetically pleasing blossoms under one roof. Visit the market between 07:00 and 20:00 Monday to Saturday and you'll also encounter an entertaining bunch of flower sellers.

Between Strand Street and Darling Street | Cape Town

Greenmarket Square
In the heart of Cape Town, Greenmarket Square plays host to a vibrant market full of interesting characters. Expect hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, glassware, clothing, jewellery, footwear, music, sunglasses, paintings and curios. The all African market is open between 09:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday and between 09:00 and 15:00 on Saturday. Read more about Greenmarket Square

Corner of Longmarket and Shortmarket Streets | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 426 1052

The Red Shed Art and Craft Market
Visit South Africa's largest indoor craft market for handmade merchandise and art. Open between 09:00 and 21:00 Monday to Friday and between 10:00 and 21:00 on Sundays and public holidays, the market offers a unique atmosphere that brings the shopper closer to the creator.

Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 408 7840

The Waterfront Craft Market
For a diverse assortment of innovative designs, traditional handcrafts, antiquities and holistic lifestyle accessories look no further than this charming market, open between 09:00 and 21:00 Monday to Friday and between 10:00 and 21:00 on Sundays and public holidays.

Adjacent to the Two Oceans Aquarium | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 408 7840

The Barrow Court
For unique, exciting and novel wares in intriguing colours, this market is not to be missed. Visit between 09:00 and 21:00 Monday to Sunday and you'll meet inspiring entrepreneurs with big dreams and bright ideas.

Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 408 7840

Spier’s Craft Market
Visit this market for contemporary and traditional artworks by local crafters. Open daily between 10:00 and 18:00 during summer and between 10:30 and 17:30 during winter, expect a selection of quality textiles, woodwork, ceramics, African bead work, crafted pottery and handmade Nguni-style tapestries woven by women from the Keiskamma Embroidery project (Eastern Cape).

R310 | Stellenbosch | +27 (0)21 809 1100

You think that is all? Think again! Monday markets, Tuesday markets, Wednesday markets, Friday markets, Saturday markets in Cape Town's city centre, Saturday markets in Cape Town's suburbs and Saturday markets in Cape Town's winelands and surrounds as well as Sunday markets that happen throughout Cape Town and surrounds throughout the year.

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