If you are in the major cities this summer holiday, and don’t know what to do, why not visit a market near you. Here we have highlighted a few that is definitely worth visiting:
The Cape Town Summer Market will run from 14–24 and 26-30 December 2013, from 12h00 to 23h00 every day in the Company’s Garden, Cape Town City Centre.
The market promises to have the best high-end arts and crafts from local crafters. The Market will also be hosting numerous gourmet foods and live music. Expect a fun, relaxed, chilled market with many treasures to be found. The Cape Town Summer Market operates every evening until around 23h00, perfect for those summer nights.
The Neighbourgoods Market is food for the soul, and the stomach! Jozi’s Neighbourgoods Market is located in the energetic neighbourhood of Braamfontein on 73 Juta Street.
Housed in a modernist building that has a spectacular 15-story wall mural by the famed artist Eduardo Villa, the market is as much a source for farm fresh foods and specialty goods as it is a meeting point to enjoy community, swop ideas and stories, and be inspired by the energy that makes Joburg.
From 09h00 – 15h00, every Saturday, the market buzzes and moves with hearty food, people and culture (come rain or shine). It stretches over two floors, the second of which boasts lovely views over the city. – See more here.
The Victoria Street Market in Durban is unique in South Africa. Barrels of Indian spices and incense infuse the air of this flea market and a visit is essential for those who want to experience Durban’s relaxed Afro-Oriental atmosphere and pick up some great bargains. Visit here for planning information, and the best time to visit.
Lady Slipper Farmers Market is in Port Elizabeth. This market takes place every Saturday from 8h00 to 12h00 in St. Albans at the Van Stadens River grounds at the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) in Old Cape Road.
This market is family friendly and features stalls selling farm-fresh produce and meat, all kinds of South African favourites (like pancakes, samoosas, curry and rice and “moerkoffie”), dairy products, biltong, tasty treats, baked goods, pickles, ice cream and various other goodies. The market also supports local traders selling arts and crafts, so make sure that you check out which goods they have for sale. The Lady Slipper Farmers Market also has a kids play area where mom and dad can drop off the kids and shop in peace. If you’re planning on visiting this market, make sure that you get there early, before some of the goods sell out.
For more information about this awesome market phone 041 7751407.