Experience a typical market day in Cape Town on this 4.5-hour tour to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market and Good Company Farmers' Market at the Company's Garden. With a guide, explore these two venues where local farmers and artisanal food producers sell seasonal produce. Feel free to purchase any food items that interest you. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from the city center.
After hotel pickup, your Cape Town market tour stars at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, held every Saturday at the historical Granger Bay site at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This is a community farmers'-style market where independent farmers and small-batch food producers link urban farming to Cape Town's heritage with their seasonal produce. You can mingle with locals while they do their weekly shopping for vegetables, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli, and more, and try out various cooked and raw foods (own expense) while you get inspired about helping to build alternative food systems. Edible plants and seedlings as well as compost, gardening supplies, and equipment are also available for purchase.
Then head to your second market, the Good Company Farmers' Market at the Company's Garden, South Africa's oldest garden, created in 1652 to grow vegetables. Set in the garden's paddock area, beneath giant oak trees, the market features a variety of fresh farmers' produce and products, food items, flowers, and more. Purchase any food you wish to enjoy on the spot or take home with you, and listen to insider tips from your guide about the local farmers and the produce they sell. Choose from a selection of food stalls such as Spicy Cape Cuisine, Sweet Dreams homemade fudge, Maggino Bros. artisanal pizza, and Blerrie Boerie (boerewors rolls). You also have the opportunity to browse arts and crafts and a curated selection of retail stalls like Chill Winstan, Nama Collection, and Tribal Beading Sandals.
Your tour ends with return to your pickup location.