Gabrielskloof ‘Favourite Things’ Market

Gabrielskloof Estate, Botriver

Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market returns bigger, better & bolder

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-round, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and bolder on 14-16 December 2018.

Following a one-year hiatus, the Favourite Things Market will feature 45 hand-picked stalls stuffed with this season’s must-have goodies. The focus has always been on treasures stylish, handmade, homemade and collectable and this year will be no different.

This is the event to shop for festive season gifts and have a good time doing it too. From baked treats to beautiful jewellery; home-knits to rare finds – it’s all here, in one glorious location.

Gabriëlskloof’s hilltop spot outside Bot River – a mere 80-minute drive from Cape Town – offers sweeping views of the Babylonstoren Mountains and surrounding wheat fields. Its stylish visitor centre is a landmark destination that offers tastings of wine, chocolates and its olive oil, and is home to an attractive country-style restaurant where slow-cooked, shared meals are served with authentic platteland passion and a generous hand.

Now imagine the gardens decked out in bright colours and a merry vibe inviting you in and you’ve got the spirit of the Favourite Things Market. This is the place for families – and friendly dogs are welcome too! You just must make a weekend of it.

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Dates & Times:
14-16 December 2018

  • Friday, 14 December from 5pm to 9pm;
  • Saturday, 15 December from 10am to 6pm; and
  • Sunday, 16 December from 10am to 3pm.

Gabrielskloof Estate, Swartrivier Road, off the N2 in Botrivier (after the Houw Hoek Pass, going out of Cape Town). GPS coordinates: 34°14’19.88″S, 19°15’9.69″E

Gabriëlskloof can be contacted on 028 284 9865 or



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