Best Night Markets In Cape Town
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Best Night Markets In Cape Town

Who doesn’t love a night market? Spending a lovely evening under the Mother City moonlight and starlit sky with friends and family, all while enjoying the MANY wonderful and exciting things each market has to offer – what more could you ask for?

Here are some of the best night markets in Cape Town for the whole family to enjoy.

#Boschendal Friday Night Market

Best Night Markets In Cape Town
Photo credit: Boschendal
  • Where: The Werf Area at Boschendal | R310 Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
  • When: Every Friday
  • Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Cost: Entrance is free | Capacity may be limited
  • Click here to visit the Boschendal website for more information
  • **Note: The market is both kid-friendly / family-friendly and dog-friendly (all dogs should be kept on a leash)
  • **Insider Tip: Head on over a little earlier and enjoy a stunning sunset soiree cocktail offering on the Werf deck | Available from 5pm 

Boschendal’s Weekly Friday Night Market is one of Cape Town’s most beloved and highly anticipated night markets. Not only is it a massive fan-favorite among the young and young at heart, but one of the absolute best ways to spend a wonderful evening under the Mother City night sky with friends and family.

You can expect everything from live music, fresh farm produce, and a variety of down-right delicious food stalls to incredible artisanal stands filled with handmade local products and a beautiful vibrant local is lekker vibe.

Get all your family and friends together (even your adorable four-footed members – be sure not to forget the leash) and relish and enjoy every magical moment spent under the starlight every Friday evening at the not-to-be-missed Boschendal Night Market.

#Lourensford Friday Night Twilight Market

  • Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West, Cape Town
  • When: Friday nights | The Lourensford Twilight Market is now also open on Saturdays
  • Time: Friday: 5pm – 9pm | Saturday: 4pm – 9pm
  • Cost: Entry to the market is free | Parking, however, costs R10 per vehicle entering the Estate (Parking fee is waived upon purchase of any Estate Wines).
  • Contact details: 072 284 1654 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to visit the Lourensford website for everything you want to know
  • The market is both kid-friendly / family friendly and dog-friendly (all dogs should be kept on a leash)

Lourensford Wine Estate invites you to discover a market experience like no other at the trendiest weekend hangout spot in the Helderberg region. Despite the fact that the Lourensford Market is regarded as one of the top markets in Cape Town and surrounds, Friday nights at Lourensford are solely reserved for moonlight rendezvous, magic, and star-lit fun. The lush gardens of the Lourensford Estate are transformed into a beautifully enchanted paradise with twinkly fairy lights decking the trees, creating a mesmerizing and mystical forest atmosphere. It will almost feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world entirely!

The famous Lourensford Friday Night Twilight Market has become somewhat of an institution and not-to-be-missed event in Cape Town. Described by countless Capetonians as the place where friends and family come together to sit back, relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, stunning view, and each others company while easing into the weekend.’

What can you expect at the Lourensford Friday Night Twilight Market

  • Live entertainment & live music by resident DJs 
  • Acoustic artists and/or bands on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Exciting pop-up stores
  • A fun, interactive fountain for the kids to enjoy
  • A dedicated children’s play area & tons of fun kids’ activities
  • 60 permanent stalls selling:
  • An array of amazing food and drinks
  • Estate Wines & craft beers
  • Handmade wares
  • Original artwork
  • Artisanal produce
  • …and so much more!.

Take a stroll down the majestic Oak Tree Lane, visit your favorite vendors and grab a seat, take a load off and enjoy the ultimate night-market experience.

#Cape Point Vineyards Community Night Market

Best Night Markets In Cape Town
Photo credit: Cape Point Vineyards
  • Where: Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant and Function Venue, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town
  • When: Every Thursday
  • Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
  • **Note: The market is both kid-friendly / family-friendly and dog-friendly (all dogs should be kept on a leash)

Positioned loudly and proudly on the bucket list of things to do in Cape Town, the Cape Point Vineyards Community Night Market has become a fan-favorite must visit event for Peninsula locals, after-work city folk, travelers, tourists, families, and anyone and everyone looking to unwind in a beautiful setting while admiring a breath-taking view.

When it comes to food, the Cape Point Vineyards Community Night Market definitely won’t disappoint! From an array of inspired street food-style dishes to some of the country’s most iconic food vendors and rising stars of the Cape Town food scene, you will truly be spoilt for choice.

Let’s not forget about the wine, oh glorious wine! As the night market festivities take place in the restaurant and picnic area of the renowned Cape Point Vineyards, you’ll be able to sit back and relax on the lush Cape Point Vineyard lawns, enjoy the array of delicious food and offerings, soak up all the cool laid-back vibes that the event has become known for, all with a glass of their award-winning Cape Point Vineyards wine in hand. Their pristine wine collection is also available for purchase at great prices.

Boasting spacious lushes lawns, beautiful panoramic views, tons of open space, and a jungle gym to keep the kiddies entertained, a visit to this raving weekly pop up night market promises to be tons of fun for the whole family.

**Insider tip: As if things couldn’t get any better, the market’s idyllic lakeside setting overlooks the stunning scenic Cape Point vineyards, Noordhoek’s mountain range, as well as the nearby ocean – the view alone will render you speechless. BUT if you’re looking to experience something truly magnificent and every bit as magical, there is absolutely nothing that compares to the view at sunset. Some go as far as to say that it’s the best they’ve ever seen. Nevertheless, its without a doubt something everyone should experience – no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

#V&A Waterfront Food Market

Best Night Markets In Cape Town
Photo credit: V&A Food Market
  • Where: V&A Waterfront Food Market | The Old Power Station Building, 19 Dock Road, Pier Head, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • When: 7 days a week
  • Time: Closes 7pm
  • Contact details: 021 418 1605 | [email protected]

When all else fails, you can never go wrong with the V&A Food Market – and you can most certainly quote us on that!

The Old Power Station brought power to the Cape Town dockyard, blazing a trail for trade in Cape Town and the African continent. Today, this powerhouse of innovation is still generating bright ideas through the V&A Food Market. Showcasing over 40 tenants with the finest local products, an abundance of indulgent and mouth-watering food options, salacious snacks, tasty treats, and so much more – The V&A Waterfront Food Market undoubtedly has something for everyone.

You have the option to sit indoors (especially when the wind takes on a life of its own), or quayside for sundowners, a sensational sunset, and a spectacular harbor-front and Table Mountain view.

In addition to all the amazing food options, the V&A Waterfront Food Market *Night market edition* is known for its groovy tunes, live music performances, and vibrant atmosphere.