Shopping

Top Choice Shopping Centre in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Watershed

One of the best places to shop for souvenirs in Cape Town, this inventively designed retail market gathers together over 150 tenants representing the cream of Capetonian and South African producers of fashion, arts,…
Top Choice Market in Green Point & ­Waterfront

OZCF Market Day

Produce grown on the Oranjezicht City Farm and other local farms is sold every Saturday here alongside many other edible and souvenir products. It's a great event – one of the best of its kind in Cape Town – with pl…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Guild

Trevyn and Julian McGowan have made a business out of cherry picking the cream of the South African design community and promoting it to the world in annual collections. Opened in 2017, this is their permanent showc…
Top Choice Market in Sea Point to Hout Bay

Bay Harbour Market

This imaginatively designed indoor market at the far end of Hout Bay Harbour is one of Cape Town's best. There’s a good range of stalls selling items from clothes to craftwork, as well as very tempting food and drin…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Africa Nova

One of the most stylish and desirable collections of tribal and contemporary African textiles, arts and crafts. You’ll find potato-print fabrics made by women in Hout Bay, Ronel Jordaan’s handmade felt rock cushions…
Top Choice Market in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Neighbourgoods Market

This is the artisan goods markets that kickstarted the craze for similar markets across the Cape – and it's still one of the best. Food and drinks are gathered in the main area where you can pick up groceries and go…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Southern Suburbs

Montebello Design Centre

This development project has helped several great craftspeople and designers along the way. In the leafy compound, artists' studios are scattered around the central craft shop, where you can buy a range of gifts, fr…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Streetwires

Their motto is ‘anything you can dream up in wire we will build’. And if you visit this social project, designed to create sustainable employment, and see the wire sculptors at work, you’ll see what that means! They…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Johannesburg

27 Boxes

It took a while for this shipping-crate complex of boutiques, galleries and eateries to find its feet but it's now well on its way to establishing its Melville street cred. A newly planted park and fun kids' playgro…
Top Choice Market in Johannesburg

Market on Main

Spilling out of Arts on Main onto Fox St is this buzzy weekly market. You'll find the usual selection of takeaway food stalls downstairs (look out for the one serving delicious cups of Ethiopian coffee or spiced tea…