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The 5 best farmers’ markets in and around Cape Town

A market is a great way to spend relaxing times with friends and family

With the Cape’s scenic views and delicious food, a market is the perfect way to spend relaxing times with friends and family. Here are the best markets in Cape Town and the surrounding areas:

1. Root 44 in Stellenbosch


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Do you want to trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for a more tranquil and scenic place? The Root 44 market is located on one of the many wine farms in Stellenbosch, Audacia. This market is perfect for browsing through various homeware and craft stalls. Enjoy some live entertainment while eating delicious food and drinking craft beer and local wines. 

Location: Root 44 Market, Audacia, Corner of the R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

2. The Neighbourgoods Market

The original trending market! You can look forward to more than 100 traders selling local farmers’ best produce. Prepare to be blown away by the delicious dishes and produce from local farmers, grocers, butchers, organic merchants and local chefs. But it’s not just food you’ll find here – be on the lookout for the trendiest clothes and accessories too!

Location: The Neighbourgoods Market, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock

3. Franschhoek Village Market

It’s not just the wine and the mountains that attract us to the beautiful town of Franschhoek, it’s also the fabulous food! At the Franschhoek Village Market you can expect the freshest local produce, delicious food and a feeling of community. Don’t miss out on the tasty ginger beer and craft beer!

Location:Franschhoek Village Market29 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

4. The Vineyard Oval Market


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Can’t wait for the weekend? The Vineyard Oval Market takes place on Wednesday nights and is a perfect mid-week outing for the entire family. With jumping castles and candyfloss stations, your children will have lots to do. You can look forward to delicious snacks, food and beverages.

Location: Kenilworth Racecourse, Wetton Road, Kenilworth

5. The Truth Timeless Market


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This is the perfect market for vintage-lovers and people who occasionally look for cool ‘new’ retro outfits. This market is perfect for an after-work get-together with friends while browsing through vintage clothing and having a meal from the various food trucks. The R50 cover charge includes a welcome drink. Don’t miss out on the next market, which takes place on 5 April 2017.

Location: 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

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