Many of the most popular markets are fairly recent additions to the Cape Town scene but one or two are well established and have managed to sustain themselves despite increasing pressure from competition and the gloomy drop in retail spending.
One such market is the Hout Bay Sunday Craft Market. Whilst Bay Harbour Market is climbing the trendy ladder at break-neck speed the original Hout Bay market is still well-loved and well-supported. Located on the Hout Bay village green (opposite the Post Office) the traders set up early every Sunday, but as it is an outdoor market it is weather dependent.
The market offers a variety of art, craft and food goods with a focus on locally produced items only. Some of the artists have been trading from this site for years, in fact, the market itself has hit a major milestone this year – it will have been trading for a whopping 25 years. A phenomenal achievement for a market of craft and locally produced goods. The market is the main fundraiser for the Lions Club of Hout Bay who use the proceeds to finance several worthy charitable projects that they run in the area.
For more information or to read about some of their crafters then visit their website here, or contact Andrea Hespel +27 79 292 3396 or andrea.hespel[at]gmail.com, and be sure to watch out for the exciting changes due to complete in September 2013 that will see a major upgrade to the market site.