Food, craft and entertainment markets of Cape Town and the Western Cape – held either annually or occasionally.
Featured annual and occasional markets:
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 is held annually at Rondebosch Park in November. Organised by the South African Society of Artists, the event features the works of local artists, displayed under the trees.
- 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)
- 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
Annual Christmas market held in early December at the French School in Sea Point.
- 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)
Annual gift market held in December in Hermanus.
- 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.