Saturday markets to visit when staying at The Cape Bali:
From authentic arts and crafts and artisanal food that will have you returning for more to perfectly functional electrical goods that are about a quarter of the price than in the store and handcrafted gifts made by charismatic entrepreneurs; you can expect to find everything and anything amidst the hustle and bustle of Cape Town’s marketplaces. Below is a list of Cape Town’s finest markets for you to discover everything you’re looking for and a whole lot of other things you probably never knew you wanted.
Why not make our luxurious Balinese villa your preferred choice of accommodation after an excellent day out exploring the Mother Cities finest markets.
V&A FOOD MARKET:
If you like your artisanal street food affordable and open seven days a week and served with live music on the weekends, you’ll love the V&A Food Market at the Old Power Station. With 42 vendors and cutting-edge street food concepts like non-dairy yoghurt smoothies and your choice of steak cuts to go, it’s like getting a gourmet experience for a fraction of the cost. Open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm Sundays to Thursdays and 10am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays (November to April) and 10am to 7pm Sundays to Thursdays and 10am to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays(May to October), this market offers free live music every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from 1pm to 4pm. The market is located inside the beautifully restored Old Power Station building, with its original steel and wood structures and double volume space creating a lively atmosphere as unique as it is spacious. There are plenty of tables inside, upstairs and outside the venue, which overlooks Table Mountain and the quays on the pedestrian walkway to the Cape Grace and V&A Waterfront.
Visit this gourmet market between 09:00 and 14:00 every Saturday for fresh vegetables, seafood, gourmet goodies, artisan bread, organic ciders and the best coffee in town. Arrive early to avoid the rush at this popular market.
Best known for bringing country-style food to city tables every Saturday in Woodstock, the Market at The Palms is the kind of place where you’ll find old-fashioned hospitality and simple, honest homemade food whipped up by passionate, salt-of-the-earth traders. Every week, 40-odd vendors populate the European style Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre with tables that groan under the weight of spruced up South African heritage food, like coq au vin pie and angelfish pâté, as well as gourmet goodies, like exotic mushroom skewers, organic tabouleh and dulce de leche. Live music by up-and-coming musicians adds an extra smidge of ambience and the foodie affair’s large indoor area and charming courtyard make it a perfect to-do no matter the weather. Kids are welcome and the market runs from 9am to 2pm every Saturday (underground parking is FREE!).
You’ll find arts and crafts, hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, glassware, clothing, curios and much more at one of Cape Town’s oldest markets. Visit between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Friday and between 09:00 and 15:00 every Saturday to meet vibrant market sellers.
Not sure what you’re after? Visit the second-hand flea market that has almost everything and the kitchen sink, open between 07:00 and 16:00 every Saturday and Sunday offering irons and biltong to t-shirts, car parts, computers, Tupperware, telephones, exercise machines and much more.
Visit Church Street’s charming and cheerful market between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Saturday for vintage clothes, antique costume jewellery, accessories, handmade curios and tarot card readers. Arrive early on a Saturday as they pack up early and check out the indoor version on rainy days.
The newest kid on the block (opened at the start of 2017) this absolute gem of a market boasts gourmet cheese sandwiches (check out Raclette for these gooey gems of goodness), scrumptious South African cuisine, affordable fashion, proudly South African produce and possibly the best ice cream ever Baskin and Robins; you absolutely have to try the waffle bowl – yes, a bowl of ice cream made from waffle. What’s better yet, this market is open seven days a week from 7am to 9pm.
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