Celebrate the Season of Giving in a unique setting at one of South Africa’s most unique markets.
With the new season of giving and celebration blooming, it’s time for the market with a difference – the Simondium Festive and Vintage Market. In its 14th year, this beloved market offers a unique experience and eclectic items surrounded by the beauty of the Boland.
From 25 – 29 October 2023, new and regular visitors of the market will have the chance to browse and find exquisite Christmas gifts or enjoy coffee and local cuisine while immersing themselves in a world that blends vintage aesthetics with modern flair. Set amidst the Boland mountains at Simondium Country Lodge between Paarl and Franschhoek, this vibrant market promises five days that is both an appreciation of beautiful things and a unique shopping experience
The 2023 market celebrates the enchantment of the rose and its remarkable ability to thrive and blossom in harsh weather conditions, while also honouring gardening icon Gwen Fagen celebrating her centennial. Her inspired work ‘rediscovering’ heritage varieties brought them back into our nurseries and South African gardens.
The Simondium Festive & Vintage Market, known for seamlessly marrying the richness of history with the innovation of contemporary ideas, is set to captivate audiences. Wilna Rabe, the market’s esteemed curator and seasoned vintage decorator, eagerly anticipates a vibrant and colourful market experience. “As always we aim to inspire visitors to embrace their personal style and warmly welcome new and diverse additions to their homes. This year’s market will maintain the quality our visitors expect while introducing a delightful array of vendors and experiences to surprise and delight. And as always within an utterly unique setting.”
If you revel in authentic, lovingly crafted items and seek a welcoming, rejuvenating atmosphere, the 2023 Festive and Vintage Market is your destination of choice. The market will open its doors daily from 9am-5pm, Wednesday through Saturday, and from 9am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is free, and ample secure parking is available at the venue.
For inquiries, please contact 021 874 1046, and be sure to follow the Simondium Ideas Market page on Facebook for updates and inspiration.
25-29 October 2023
Simondium Country Lodge, located on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek (see below for map and directions).
WHO TO CONTACT:
For more information or media inquiries please contact –
Simondium Country Lodge
(The Simondium Festive & Vintage Market was formerly known as the Festive Ideas Market)
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