crafts and markets

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in what to do and where to go

  1. Long Street Antique Arcade
    127 Long Street: quality, quirky, antique. A fascinating warren of shops for those who like collecting – Weekdays 09h00 to 17h00 and Saturdays 09h00 to 14h00.
  2. Greenmarket Square
    This is a vibrant venue, selling a potpourri of art, clothing and crafts. It is a beautiful setting in the centre of town and a fun place to experience.
  3. Biscuit Mill Market
    At the old Biscuit Mill in Salt River is a wonderful place to taste local produce, listen to music and shop. This market has a huge variety of different foods. This also includes South Africa’s organic produce.
  4. Montebello
    This is one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, for those who want to get out of the usual tourist traps. It used to be a farm that was a stopover for travellers going to Muizenberg on horseback. Now you will find a jeweller in the stables, a forge, a nursery, a gallery and several interesting little shops. It also has a very nice garden restaurant and a coffee shop.
  5. Hout Bay Market
    This is a pleasant Sunday flea market in leafy Hout Bay. It is also great for kids as they offer face painting, a jumping castle and horse riding. From 10am to 5 pm.
  6. Streetwires
    A very good venue on 77 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, where you can get anything from the functional to the ornamental. This association brings bead workers together to produce a variety of objects from brooches to the life size lion in the hotel’s information lounge. Definitely worth a visit, and only a two-minute walk from the hotel.
  7. Pan African Market
    In Long Street (near the corner of Shortmarket Street). It is five floors of masks, clothing and other wonderful things. It is acceptable to bargain down the price of items.