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To market, to market – the top 10 Christmas markets in Cape Town
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To market, to market – the top 10 Christmas markets in Cape Town

I've obviously left my Christmas market shopping a little late as I've missed both the Constantia Gift Fair (this weekend past), and Kamers vol Geskenke. The good news: there are still plenty of Christmas markets to choose from (despite the fact that Kamers...
Visit the Up.market in Umhlanga
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Visit the Up.market in Umhlanga

A new market has recently opened in Umhlanga and being a market fundi, I organized to meet friends there on Sunday to see what it was all about. Up.market in Umhlanga takes place every Sunday from 09h00 to 14h00 in the covered parking area of the Umhlanga Cent...
20 top Christmas markets around the country – time to get shopping!
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20 top Christmas markets around the country – time to get shopping!

Something about the incessant jingling of carols, rabid shoppers and overhead neon lights makes malls uninhabitable at this time of year. The calm of local Christmas markets, on the other hand, where you support local crafters, buy local food for your table an...
Explore the Litchi Orchard Market
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Explore the Litchi Orchard Market

Anybody who knows me should know that I love a market and The Litchi Orchard Market in Umhlali, KwaZulu Natal is no exception to the rule. Since moving from Cape Town, in my eyes the Mecca of markets, to a farm just outside of Stanger a year ago the second poi...
The Food Market in Durban
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The Food Market in Durban

If there is anything I love its discovering a new market. I relocated to KwaZulu Natal from Cape Town almost a year ago and in the Mother City one is, well, spoilt for choice when it comes to markets. I mean the Earth Fair Market and the Blue Bird Market are w...
Weekend markets in Cape Town – the handful you need to know about
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Weekend markets in Cape Town – the handful you need to know about

Cape Town is a feast of markets. On any given weekend you're so spoilt for choice that it's a case of 'which one' rather than 'is there one?' when leaving your home with sights set on canvassing local talent and food. Rather than putting together another compr...
Flea Markets and Factory Shops of South Africa
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Flea Markets and Factory Shops of South Africa

Flea markets in South Africa are usually outdoor bazaars that allow a number of merchants to sell their wide variety of goods. These include jewellery, clothing, food, mementoes, accessories, music (sometimes illegal, so be sure to check it carefully), and muc...
Port Elizabeth Markets
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Port Elizabeth Markets

The Port Elizabeth Markets are so much fun. Usually held outdoors, they offer locals and visitors the opportunity to browse stalls with so much to offer. Markets are usually really varied, offering a wide array of food, clothing, gadgets and accessories. They ...
Exploring Greenmarket Square
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Exploring Greenmarket Square

The City Bowl of Cape Town is abuzz with flavours, sounds, people, cultures, languages and colours. The vibe is undeniable and the allure irresistible. At the heart of this pulsating city centre is nestled one of the oldest and best known markets in the countr...
Joburgs best delis and farmstalls
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Joburgs best delis and farmstalls

When the nights are closing in and the weather's nippy, long lunches and fireside dinners with friends are on the menu – preferably laden with real slow-cooked food. Delis and farmstalls are the new way to stock your shelves with food fit to share with friends...
City Bowl Market on Hope – one-stop market for all your food needs
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City Bowl Market on Hope – one-stop market for all your food needs

Is it just me, or has the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town become ridiculously busy, over priced and just plain unpleasant if you happen to arrive at any time past 9am, and who doesn't? I'm the last one to knock the Neighbourgoods....
Napier Farmstall – When in Napier, do the farmstall
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Napier Farmstall – When in Napier, do the farmstall

Napier is this wonderful little town in the middle of the Overberg at the foot of the Soetmuisberg. The unobtrusive town sign on the far side of the village proudly indicates that it's 266 feet in altitude. Until recently it was only a blip on the map and some...
Designer Maker Easter Market Photographs
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Designer Maker Easter Market Photographs

After the roaring success of their Christmas Market, Freeworld Coatings and the the Evangelical Lutheran Church jointly held the Designer Maker Easter Market on Saturday, 16 April 2011 in the Cape Town City Bowl.  The market took place in the courtyard between...
Upmarket, down-to-earth market in Somerset West, Hathersage Market, a great place to be
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Upmarket, down-to-earth market in Somerset West, Hathersage Market, a great place to be

Make a space in your diaries for the second and last Sunday of every month, because this is a market, if you live anywhere near Somerset West, that deserves your patronage. Not just because it supports exceptional, local food, or because it is a positively sum...
The Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg
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The Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg

Known for her passion, drive and ability to open a beautiful boutique overnight, Kim Speer, the owner of Mythology in Kalk Bay and Constantia, and her husband, Dylan, saw a gap in the market in Muizenberg and took the courageous step in opening a night market....