Awesome Flea Markets In Cape Town

From authentic local arts and crafts, second-hand gems, thrifty works of art and delicious artisanal food, Cape Town flea markets are the best place to get incredible value for money items. You can truly expect to find anything and everything when visiting one of the Mother City’s vibrant flea markets, and just when you think your luck has run out, you’ll stumble upon the very thing you were searching for all along. And even if you don’t exactly need it, you won’t be able to resist its charm for long, because that’s the beauty of going flea market shopping in Cape Town. Here are some awesome flea markets in Cape Town you absolutely MUST pay a visit:

Flea Markets in Cape Town 


Greenmarket Square Flea Market – African curio shopping at it’s best!


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Located in the heart and soul of the CBD, Greenmarket Square is found in one of the Mother City’s most well-known historical squares, the Greenmarket Square. The Greenmarket Square Flea Market is therefore one of Cape Town’s oldest markets and definitely worth a visit. Known as one of the best places to find African souvenirs and crafts in Cape Town, it truly is any African curio shopping enthusiasts dream come true! You can expect to find anything from beadwork, sculptures, beautifully crafted bowls, artwork, jewellery and so much more! It’s lively atmosphere and vibrant entertainment ranging from buskers, drummers, traditional African dancers and mime artists makes it a real pleasure to explore. The Greenmarket Square is open between 09:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday and between 09:00 and 15:00 on Saturday. But just before you go, here is a little insider’s tip: You better bring your bargaining A-game, as prices are highly dependent on how well you bargain. It’s always good to take a stroll around first to see everything that’s on offer at different stalls before making your decision, plus you never know what gem you’ll stumble upon next!

Milnerton Flea Market – A bargain-hunter’s dream destination!


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Located roughly 10 minutes outside of the city, Milnerton Flea Market can be found along Marine Drive just a stone’s throw away from Lagoon Beach in Milnerton. Known as Cape Town’s famous bargain hunter’s destination, the Milnerton Flea Market has grown substantially since its inception and now occupies a space equal to 4 football fields with the striking Table Mountain as your bargain-hunting background. Known for its ‘something of everything’ atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to pick up a crafty treat or two, and if not, an antique tea set, vintage car part or old war medals will have to do. This vibrant open-air bazaar is also family friendly and has broad walk-ways that are suitable for prams and wheelchairs. It is open on the weekends so be sure to pay it a visit! A quick insider’s tip: This is Cape Town bargain-hunting at its very best, so get ready to bargain hunt like you never have before. It’s also quite a popular flea market so be sure to get there nice and early to ensure you get all the best deals!

Die Kattebak Market – Vintage wonderland!


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Inspired by the car boot sales in France, Die Kattebak (directly translated to the ‘car boot’) flea market is located at the Palms in the trendy Cape Town suburb of Woodstock. Here you’re bound to find some retro gems, clothing and accessories as well as a wide selection of seconhand goods ranging from books, stunning antique tea sets and handmade items. If you’re into vintage you’ll be sure to love every second you spend at the Kattebak Market. And once you’ve worked up an appetite thrift shopping you can indulge in a variety of their artisanal food and drink stores located downstairs. This trendy Woodstock flea market is held on the second and last Saturdays of every month so make sure you mark it on your calendar!

The Muizenberg Flea Market – The vibe, the variety, the food!


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Situated on Sunrise Circle just off Muizenberg Beach, the Muizenberg flea market is a vibrant open air celebration and beloved fan-favourite. It’s lively atmosphere, local flare and abundance of stalls is known to draw crowds from far and wide in search of that perfect flea market gem or delicious local dish. It is known to have something of everything and the perfect place to get ‘so much for so little’, so you’ll be sure to not leave empty handed! Besides its wide variety of secondhand goods, music, crafts, clothes, African art, kitchen ware and everything else you can think of, it is also known for its mouth-watering food stalls! From salty hot chips to buttery corn, a plethora of sizzling meats and fresh-caught fish to tasty sweet treats and yummy soft-serve ice cream, you’ll be sure to leave with a full stomach, a smile on your face and a fun day spent with the family. The Muizenberg Flea Market is open every Sunday and promises to be a Sunday Funday for all!

Green Point Flea Market – Something for everyone!


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Green Point is known as the hip and happening suburb of Cape Town, it’s thriving and has something for everyone, so it makes sense that that’s exactly what the Green Point Flea Market is all about too. Located in the main parking area of the Cape Town Stadium this vibrant flea market has over 400 stalls selling anything from cooking and electrical goods, books, magazine, crafts, antiques and hardware. So if you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for, visit the Green Point Flea Market, because you’ll certainly find it there. They also have an amazing food emporium where you can enjoy some local Cape Town favourites like fish & chips, boerewors rolls, and Cape Malay delicacies. The market opens between 8:30am and 5pm every Sunday.

Kalk Bay Vintage – Get ready to thrift shop like you’ve never thrift shopped before!


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It may not be a flea market exactly, but Kalk Bay Vintage is definitely worth a visit for all the ‘thrift enthusiasts’ out there. It truly is any thrift-shopper’s dream come true and once you step foot inside you’ll know exactly why. Located in the charming and equally trendy seaside town of Kalk Bay this quaint little shop is a delightful hub of secondhand goods, you’ll also be able to get your hands on various unique antiques including military paraphernalia, silverware and numerous odds and ends that have been collected by the owner over the past 25 years. It truly is a discovery! And even if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, exploring the charismatic town of Kalk Bay and indulging in some of their world-renowned local fish and chips is already worth every second of the drive there!

Whether you’re bargain-hunting, ‘thrift surfing’, collecting antiques or in search of that perfect second-hand item, visiting one of Cape Town’s vibrant and thriving flea markets truly is quiet a treat! Not only will you get to discover some of the Mother City’s hidden gems (quite literally), you’ll also get to find some really incredible items, indulge in some delicious local food and enjoy a fun day out with the whole family! Happy flea market shopping Cape Town!

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About The Author: Bianca Bunge

I am a Cape Town based Travel Blogger & aspiring writer. Travelling is the ULTIMATE joy, it allows us to lose ourselves & find ourselves all at the same time, is there anything better than that? PURE BLISS!! And being a Travel Blogger allows me to share my love of travelling, especially my LOVE of Cape Town, with all of you. The Mother City truly did steal my heart, and perhaps she'll steal yours too! I also love the ocean, going on adventures & wine, I REALLY love wine! Join me on my mission to discover EVERY little bit of Cape Town, and what a glorious adventure it will be!
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