Cape Town is not only known for its fun and relaxing daytime activities – think waterbiking in Simons Town or sunbathing in Camps Bay – but it also has a lively nightlife. A night time activity that  has become wildly popular are Cape Town night markets.

Here are some of the Cape’s favourite night markets: 

Century City Night Market


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This night market takes place on the second Friday of every month, and boasts a wide array of food, drinks, goodies and gifts to purchase. There are also different live acts that perform, so visit the Century City official website to find out who will be serenading the crowd.

Address: The Square, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
When: 14 Feb | 13 March | 10 April at 6pm

Chilled Market at the Range

The Range is tucked between the wine lands of Constantia Valley and the woodlands of Tokai Forest, and offers two venues with spectacular views. Its beautifully restored rustic log cabin venue is also available for all sorts of functions and conferences, while a permanently set-up marquee is situated at the foot of the Constantiaberg Mountain.

Address: Orpen Rd, Porter Reform Estate, Cape Town, 7945
When: Opens at 4.30pm every Friday

Earth Fair Food and Shopping Market

Pasture-reared meat and fresh produce are for sale at this wholesome market. The Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday in Tokai. Wednesday evenings are for live music and a great atmosphere as well as amazing food vendors to choose from. Grab a bite and /or a craft beer and enjoy the live entertainment!

Saturdays are a perfect day to grab breakfast here and do some shopping for the week and a drink afterwards.

Address: Block B Unit 9, + 10, South Palms Centre, 333 Main Rd, Tokai, Cape Town, 7965
When: Wednesdays between 4pm – 9pm

Mojo Market

Mojo Market is an exciting 7-days-a-week food and lifestyle market in beautiful Sea Point. It is a great place to meet old friends and make some new ones too. From live music, sport screenings, 30 food stalls and an artisan retail offering to four bars, one of which boasts the widest selection of beverages on tap in the Southern Hemisphere.

Address: 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
When: Monday to Sunday – 8am to 11pm

Lourensford Market

Discover a market experience like no other at one of the Helderberg’s trendiest and most popular weekend hangouts. Located at the historic Lourensford Wine Estate, it’s a chance to soak up the exquisite natural beauty of sprawling lawns, landscaped gardens and majestic trees, taste award-winning wines and craft beers, and admire some pretty impressive vintage cars. 

Address: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
When: Fridays, from 5pm

Picture: Lourensford Market

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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.