Kirstenbosch Craft Market
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The Kirstenbosch Craft Market runs twice in December? Not on the last Sunday of the month, but on the 2nd and the 3rd, so you can shop around for Christmas gifts!
The Kirstenbosch Craft Market is second to none when it comes to selling good quality, handmade goods and typical African arts and crafts in a charming and relaxed atmosphere. On the last Sunday of every month this Cape Town craft market draws big crowds to the grounds of the Cottages, right on the corner of Kirstenbosch Drive and Rhodes Avenue – diagonally opposite the main entrance to the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens.
As an international visitor to Cape Town, a visit to this craft market may be one of the highlights of your trip. At the Kirstenbosch Craft Market you will find masterly carved woodwork, unique paintings and crafts that get finished right in front of your eyes. There is plenty to choose from, because on average 200 artisans and craftspeople gather to put up stalls to display and sell their products. You're sure to find the perfect gift or souvenir from South Africa– don’t forget that many of the sellers will be happy to bargain with you.
A visit to this craft market in Cape Town isn't complete without a stop at one of the many food stalls, selling anything from traditional preserves and pastries, to boerewors rolls or freshly made vetkoek. Your children are also well-catered for. Let them browse for a new, colourful ornament for their bedroom or take them for a pony ride.
The market runs from 9am until approximately 1pm. It doesn’t take place in the winter months of June, July and August and in December the craft fair is also held on the second and third Sunday of the month.
Once your shopping is done, you can of course take a stroll across the road to the beautiful Botanical Gardens, where you can enjoy a picnic, or just admire the spectacular displays of plants and flowers - a perfect way to end the day.
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Who to contact
For more information, call Kirstenbosch Crafts Market on Tel: +27 ( 0)21-7998800