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Spring into the Cape Town market scene

Cape Town’s Green Point and Oranjekloof district sprouts with seasonal markets. The Cape Town City Bowl Market is on Hope Street in Gardens every Thursday between 18h00 and 22h00. It houses a diverse collection of stalls offering artisan pieces such as handcrafted bags and artworks, as well as food and drink from a variety of cuisines. You certainly won’t get bored as you walk through, as each stall offers something different from the next.

Church Street’s charming and cheerful market is always set out between 09h00 and 16h00, Monday to Saturday. Head here to hunt for vintage clothes, antique costume jewelry, accessories, handmade curios and tarot card readers. The weather shouldn’t deter your visit, as an indoor version runs on rainy days, but if you’re planning a weekend visit, arrive promptly as this market can close easy on Saturdays.

Green Market Square, one of Cape Town’s oldest markets, is the go-to place for arts and crafts, hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, glassware, clothing, curios and much more. A popular hub for tourists, these vendors are experienced hagglers so bring your best bartering skills! Open 09h00 – 16h00 from Monday to Friday, and 09h00 – 15h00 every Saturday, even locals should put this vibrant spot on their Cape Town bucket list.

The newest kid on the block is the Mojo Market. This absolute gem of a market boasts gourmet cheese sandwiches, mouth-watering South African cuisine, affordable fashion, proudly South African produce and great ice cream. Better yet, this market is open every day of the week from 07h00 to 21h00.

These, of course, represent just the tip of the iceberg in terms of our bustling scene. There are many more to explore, including the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront. Here, visitors can buy the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat, ingredients, food to consume on site and even plants from local farmers and artisanal food producers.

With so many markets to explore, and longer days of sun approaching, there’s every reason to get out in the GPOKCID area this spring.


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