Chapter 14: Markets
You can expect to find anything amidst the hustle of the markets in Cape Town. But if you’re looking for a farm-fresh outing with truckloads of good stuff to eat and drink, walk this way.
The Old Biscuit Mill is a vibrant hub of art, design and food, right in the heart of Woodstock. It’s the cool capital in Cape Town, and it’s one of the most exciting up-and-coming hubs.
This repurposed factory space comes alive on Saturday mornings with the Neighbourgoods Market. From bakers to butchers, grocers to designers, the market features over 100 speciality traders.
a: 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
t: +27 21 447 8194
h: Monday—Friday: 09h00–18h00, Saturdays: 09h00–14h00. Closed on Sundays.
Located at the edge of the sea overlooking Chapman’s Peak at the foot of the famous Hangberg Mountain; this once-abandoned factory is now the legendary Bay Harbour Market, home to over 100 entrepreneurial traders, who attract over 24,000 visitors a month.
One of the Bay Harbour Market’s key aims is to give traders, many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds, an opportunity to develop their artistic and business skills and set up sustainable businesses.
a: 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay
t: +27 72 858 7763
h: Fridays: 17h00–21h00, Saturday—Sunday: 09h30–16h00. Closed Monday—Thursday.
One of the newer additions to Cape Town’s ever-growing market scene, Mojo Market is a permanent indoor venue that is open seven days a week. With live music, interesting food vendors, stands selling clothing and jewellery, and loads of seating, it has all the makings of a thriving marketplace.
Grab a table and some grub and kick back with live music or a sports game.
One of the hippest weekend markets in Cape Town also happens to be an artisanal dreamscape.
Arrive with an empty tummy and an even emptier shopping bag, because you’ll want to eat all the bites and take home all the local produce.