The Fever Tree Market operates every second Sunday of the month on Claremont Farm in Ballito (KwaZulu Natal) and as the name suggests, the focus point of the market is the Fever Tree. I’ve visited the market a few times myself – its GREAT for Christmas shopping and the last market day fell on Valentines Day where plenty of husbands and boyfriends were seen picking up last minute delectable treats for loved ones …
On sale is fresh, organic produce and if you live in the area you can also arrange to have a basket of goods delivered right to your door. The charge for delivery and the box of goods is on average R150 (this is delivery to Zinkwazi which is about 25 minutes drive from Ballito). Farmers from the Natal Midlands are also in attendance at the market selling scrumptious pork sausages and huge free range eggs – perfect for the weekend fry up.
There is just too much to choose from – a wide selection of home made goodies, toys, clothing, home accessories, linen, gardening bits and bobs and last but not least, bottles of wine.
Live entertainment is also on offer, with different entertainment each month whether it be a visit from the Easter Bunny over the Easter period, Father Christmas during the Festive Season or a local musician on the Sundays in between.
So next time you have a free Sunday why not head out to Claremont Farm and see what tickles your fancy. If you don’t end up buying anything (but that’s not likely to happen) then at least you can take part in some of the entertainment on offer to just spend a few hours watching the pigs and ducks running around the farm and enjoy the country feel of the Fever Tree Market.
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Address: Claremont Farm, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal
Telephone: +27 (0)82 775-3998
Opening hours: Second Sunday of the month from 09h00.