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The Best Markets in the Cape Town Area

Cape Town is known for its markets. While volunteering, you might yearn for gourmet foods, craft beers, individual fashions, local crafts or just a fun way to spend your day, and these markets are the way to go. As a volunteer organization, we at Dreams To Reality pride ourselves on our ability to educate and help children in poor communities. We also love showing our volunteers the best that Cape Town has to offer, so loosen your belts and have some fun!

Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay)
This popular food and craft market is held in an old, refurbished fish factory in Hout Bay. The factory lies right on the water’s edge and boasts a roaring fireplace and live music that ensures its cosiness, no matter what the weather. It’s unique draughts bar, range of crafts and arts, gourmet food and drink and fashion stalls makes this market the perfect place to linger all day long. It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and has a lot of secure parking.

City Bowl Market (Gardens)
The City Bowl Market located at 14 Hope Street, is a well-established market. It holds two markets, one on Thursday evenings (4:30 pm – 8:30 am) and another on Saturday mornings (9 am – 2 pm). It’s a well-established food market, popular with the locals where you can do some fresh food shopping or just catch up with some friends and have a good time.

V&A Market on Wharf
This market is open 5 days a week and is located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. It’s a fresh food and produce market, and also features a foodie bookshop and a demo kitchen. It’s the perfect place to relax with a few beers while experiencing an adventure of flavours and taking in the Cape Town harbour and glorious Table Mountain.

Stellenbosch ‘Slow’ Market
Every Saturday come rain or shine from 9 am to 2 pm at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch, the Fresh goods and produce market entices all who dares to visit. All products made and sold at the market are produced by the retailers themselves and you are certainly letting yourself in for a delectable feast.

Neighbourgoods Market
Arrive early to avoid the rush at this festive market, open between 9 am and 2 pm every Saturday. From fashion, art, fresh vegetables, seafood, gourmet goodies, artisan breads, organic ciders and the best coffee in town- this market will not disappoint!

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