Food, craft and entertainment markets of Cape Town and the Western Cape – held either annually or occasionally.

Featured annual and occasional markets:

CY Market
September, annually
Welbeloond Farm, Durbanville

Rondebosch Potters Market
Twice a year in November and March

(Note: Times and dates are subject to change. Cape Markets relies on market organisers for this information and cannot guarantee its accuracy. Always check with market organisers if in any doubt.)

More Annual and Occasional markets in Cape Town and the Western Cape (A-Z):

  • Art in the Park – Rondebosch

    Art in the Park will be held at Rondebosch Park on Saturday 26 November 2016.  Organised by the South African Society of Artists, the event features the works of local artists, displayed under the trees.

    All of the works will be on sale, so make the most of this opportunity to look for that something special.

    Entry is free.

    Art in the Park – Rondebosch – Event Details

    When: Saturday 26 November 2016. 9am-4pm
    Where: Rondebosch Park, Corner of Sandown and Campground Roads, Rondebosch.

  • Barrydale Christmas Market (Barrydale)

    Annual Christmas Market held in Barrydale. Mid-December.

  • Blaauwklippen Twilight Christmas Market

    The Twilight Christmas Market has become a firm favourite during the festive season because of the unique and charming atmosphere – imagine a beautiful summer’s evening in the company of loved ones under a canopy of century old wild fig trees. Held annually in mid-December.

  • Boerevintage Gift Market (George)

    The Boerevintage Gift Market is an annual holiday market held in George in December. 2016 dates: 19-23 December (9am-6pm daily)

  • Boston Craft Market
    boston craft market

    The Boston Craft Market is the brainchild of Nerina Labuschagne, a Boston resident who enjoys getting people together and offering opportunities to friends, hobbyists and crafters of the community to show and share their talents.

    Mostly the market is also for supporting the local hobbyists and crafters to share and sell their handmade and homemade goods and to enhance the community spirit in Boston.

    Boston Craft Market is a small house market with between 20 and 24 stalls, but offering a wide variety of goods, and there will also be live music for your entertainment.

    To find out more, visit the Boston Craft Market Facebook page.


    Date & Times:
    3 December 2016. 10am-3pm
    33 Rhos Street, Boston, 7530 (Bellville)
    Nerina –

  • Cape Gift Market (Sea Point)

    Annual gift market held at Sea Point Town Hall. Late November to early December.

  • Cape Town Summer Market (Gardens)

    Annual market held at the Company’s Garden each year in December.

  • Craft X-po Christmas Market (Bellville)

    Annual gift market held in October at the NG Church Bellville West in Bellville. Running over 16 days, the market showcases the creations of over 180 stallholders from around South Africa, each chosen for their outstanding, high-quality products.

  • CY Market

    The CY Market is a popular decor and food market held every September in Durbanville, one of the first of the major gift markets that happen around this time of year.

  • CY Market at Welbeloond Farm

    The CY Market is an annual decor and food market held in September in Durbanville.

  • Edgemead Christmas Market (Edgemead)

    Large annual craft and gift market held in Edgemead. Early December until just before Christmas.

  • Eikedal Christmas Market (Constantia)

    Christmas Market held in 2014 in Constantia. Two Sundays in December. Currently no plans to hold a 2015 market.

  • EkLiefKrismis Market (George)

    Annual Christmas Market held in December. Eden place, Kraaibosch, GEORGE (Old Rademachers)

  • Elgin Valley Food & Gift Fair (Elgin)

    Annual food and gift fair at Oneiric Farm in Elgin. Two weekends in early November.

  • Fab Ideas Christmas Gift Fair (Kommetjie)

    Annual gift market held in Kommetjie in mid-December.

  • Festive Ideas Market (Simondium)

    Annual gift market held at Simondium Country Lodge in late October to early November.

  • Franschhoek Christmas Market (Franschhoek)

    The Franschhoek Christmas Market no longer exists. We’d suggest visiting the Franschhoek Village Market instead – they hold two special Christmas markets in December.

  • French Christmas Market

    The French Christmas Market

    Saturday 3 December 2016. 9.30am-4pm

    The French School of Cape Town will bring a breath of French flair to Cape Town on Saturday 3rd December 2016. The active local French Speaking Community will be hosting its seventh Christmas Market at the Primary school’s premises in Kings Road, Sea Point.

    This is a great opportunity for lovers of all French ambiance and goodies to select items for Christmas festivities, including delicious French pastries, cheese, wines, jewellery, clothes, crafts and so much more.

    The French community in our city is an active and colourful cultural group, this can be experienced in their sharing of food and wine, art and craft, literature and music…

    The Christmas market and atmosphere is where Capetonian travellers can relive their memories of France and have their families included with kids’ facepainting, a Father Christmas visit, a Santa Wish Tree, tasty goodies and lots of activities for kids including waterslides… Get ready for it !

    And yes, there will be French music to tickle the toes…


    Dates & Times: 3 December 2016. 9.30am to 4pm
    Venue: Ecole Française du Cap – Kings Road, Sea Point 8005 – Cape Town – South Africa
    Cost: R10/ adult and free for kids under 18.
    Contact: Tel: +27 (0)21 434.12.78 – – email :
    Christmas market contact: / Event committee :

  • Gabrielskloof ‘Our Favourite Things’ Market (Botrivier)

    The Gabrielskloof ‘Our Favourite Things’ Market is an annual Christmas market held at Gabrielskloof in Botrivier. Usually mid-December. In 2016, the market will be held over 3 days on 16, 17 & 18 December 2016.

  • Hout Bay Green Faire (Hout Bay)

    Annual non-profit event aimed at raising public awareness and encouraging people to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle. October/November in Hout Bay.

  • Kamers vol Geskenke (Stellenbosch)

    Huge and very popular annual gift market held in the Cape Winelands in late October / early November.

  • Kloovenburg Christmas Market (Riebeek Kasteel)

    Annual Christmas Market held at Kloovenburg Estate in Riebeek Kasteel. Usually early or mid-December.

  • Lourensford Christmas Market

    The Lourensford Christmas Market is an annual gift market held at Lourensford Estate. Usually in early December. 2016 dates: 2-4 December.

  • Made in the Cape ‘Festive Fair’ (Claremont)

    Annual gift fair held by the Made in the Cape Market (Claremont). 6-18 December 2016. 9am to 7pm each day (closing 5pm on Sundays)

  • MARKietie (Paarl)

    MARKietie is an annual food market, held in Paarl in mid-October. With wine, grappa and craft beer, potjiekos, hamburgers and other “basaarkos” and live music, this is a true sit down and visit with friends event.

  • Paarl Christmas Market

    Annual Christmas Market held in Paarl at ‘Tea Under The Trees’, a beautiful tea garden situated on a working farm in Main Road Paarl. Usually early December.

  • Pinelands Craft & Gift Fair (Pinelands)

    Annual Christmas Market held at Pinelands High School in Pinelands – usually in mid-December. Dates for 2016: 5-22 December 2016.

  • Plumstead Rusoord Christmas Lights Festival

    Christmas Lights Festival and Night Market at the Plumstead Rusoord in Plumstead. Generally mid-December.

  • Rondebosch Potters Market (Rondebosch)

    Bi-annual ceramics market held at Rondebosch Park. Selected Saturdays (March and November). 8am-2pm.

  • SARDA Annual Antiques Fair

    If you’re a fan of vintage goods and collectables, antique jewellery and the like, don’t miss the annual SARDA Antiques Fair, held in August at the Alphen Hotel in Constantia.

  • Simply South Gift and Craft Fair (Bergvliet)

    Annual gift and craft fair held at NG Kerk Constantia in Bergvliet. Generally for around two weeks before Christmas.

  • Stanford Street Festival (Stanford)

    The Stanford Street Festival is a celebration of summer in beautiful Stanford, held annually in mid-December.

  • Stanley Road Home Sale

    The Stanley Road Home Sale is an annual informal pop-up designer-maker collaborative featuring a number of local designer-makers and their creations. Selected dates in November.

  • Stellenberg Christmas Market

    Annual gift market held in late October to early November at the NG Kerk in Stellenberg.

  • Stellenbosch Christmas Market (Stellenbosch)

    Annual Christmas market held in late November/early December in Stellenbosch.

  • Stellenbosch Slow Market – Christmas Market

    Annual Christmas market held in late November or early December. Stellenbosch.

  • Strooidak Feesmark (Paarl)

    The Strooidak Christmas Market will be held at the Paarl City Hall from 24-29 November 2014. Opening hours: 10am-8pm weekdays, 9am-3pm Saturday.

  • The Constantia Gift Fair (Constantia)

    The Constantia Gift Fair is a lifestyle event full of inspirational ideas and hand-picked innovative products – A celebration of gifts with a difference. Held annually in early November.

  • The Gift & Food Fair at the Castle of Goodhope

    The All Star Gift & Food Fair at the Castle of Good Hope will be held from 20-23 December 2016. Expect plenty of Food Trucks, food stalls, craft stores. From Genuine leather products to clothing and toys… there is something for all.

  • The Gift Market at Curro (Hermanus)

    The Gift Market @ Curro, Hermanus

    9-22 December 2016. Curro Private School, Sandbaai, Hermanus

    The Gift Market is a dream come true for Anneme Grobler and Lizette Conradie, creative entrepreneurs from the  Hermanus area. We have been creating and selling our own handmade products at various gift and craft markets across South Africa for the last 5 years and both realised that there is a real need and an opportunity for a market in our own backyard.

    Planning for The Gift Market started early in 2016 when we identified Curro Private School in Sandbaai, Hermanus as the perfect venue for the first market. We are very excited about the market and we  believe that this will become an annual not-to-missed event in Hermanus.

    The market will focus on gifts for all tastes and interests, as well as a big variety of tasty deli products. Clothing. Handbags, jewellery, scarves and other accessories will also be available. The first market will feature products from approximately 100 exhibitors. Please visit our Facebook page where we will feature some of our exhibitors.

    Our aim is to become the biggest gift market during the festive season in the Overstrand area. Locals as well as the large numbers of visitors to our area can buy all their gifts under one roof in a safe environment. Fresh coffee and light meals will also be available daily.

    Please also note that entry will be free and there will be ample secure parking available. The market will be open daily from 10am to 6pm starting on 9 December and ending on 22 December 2016.


    9 to 22 December 2016

    Trading hours:
    Open daily from 10am to 6pm

    Curro Private School, Sandbaai, Hermanus

    Free entry

    Contact Details:
    Anneme – 073 377 8626
    Lizette – 082 887 3075
    email –

  • The Love Market at D’Aria

    The Love Market is a new market launching on Valentine’s Day weekend at D’Aria in Durbanville. Saturday 13 February 2016. 9am-6pm.

  • The Spier Secret Market (Stellenbosch)

    Annual food market held at Spier Estate as part of the Spier Secret Festival. Generally late October. 9am-3pm. Free entry.

  • Uitsig Kersmark (Bellville)

    Annual gift and craft market held at Uitsig Kerk in Bellville. November into December.

  • Wokini Retreat Moonlight Market

    Join Wokini Retreat on 17 December 2016 for their Moonlight Market. 18h00 – Free entrance. Delicious food & drinks, local arts & crafts, live entertainment & fire display. Cash bar. Bring blankets for a relaxing time under the full moon & stars! 3km from Napier on Elim road. Info: 082 320 1664