LOCAL CRAFT, ART AND MARKETS
NORVAL FOUNDATION & ZEITZ MOCAA
Don’t miss the museum shops at both the Norval Foundation and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa: they’re world-class, are superbly curated and stock work by some of SA’s top designers.
Situated in the Silo District, adjacent to Zeitz MOCAA, Southern Guild commissions, produces and exhibits collectable design. You’ll find limited-edition pieces here and always be inspired by their distinctively African yet globally relevant works.
If you’re looking for traditional African artefacts and contemporary design, Africa Nova is renowned for its quality design and a well curated selection of local craft and ceramics. The store is proud to be associated with some of the foremost creative talents in South Africa. Africa Nova can be found at Cape Town’s world-class V&A Waterfront, situated on the Atlantic shore, or at Spier and Delaire Graff wines estates.
THE WATERSHED AT THE V&A WATERFRONT
A vast selection of products can be found here, from ceramics and furniture to textiles, fashion and jewellery. It also includes the Jubilee Exhibition Hall and smaller spaces that play host to world-famous exhibitions, live entertainment and workshops. Not only a place to shop, The Watershed also offers a range of treatments available for your mind, body and soul, which can all be found at ‘Wellness At The Watershed’ on the mezzanine level.
FIRST THURSDAYS CAPE TOWN
First Thursdays is a vibrant public event popular with local Capetonians. Art galleries and cultural events around Cape Town’s central city stay open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month, so you can explore the city on foot and experience the cultural wealth this city has to offer. There is no tour, schedule or guided walk – that is up to you. We simply help you figure out what to see and where to go by highlighting what is happening.
GREENMARKET SQUARE and THE PAN AFRICAN MARKET
The second-oldest public site in central Cape Town, Greenmarket Square is an open-air market featuring African folk art, artefacts and objects. Worth a walk through if you’re in the area Monday to Saturday, 09.30am to 4pm. Also visit the Pan African Market, a minute’s walk away, in Long Street. Head upstairs and you’ll find many stalls offering everything from tribal masks to wood carvings.
If you’re visiting the Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock, do pop into this gem of a store offering a broad range of local crafts from diverse African locations.
The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock
T: +27 (0)21 447 7183
MONTEBELLO CRAFT SHOP
Set in Newlands in the historic Montebello Design Centre, the Montebello Craft Shop has a particular interest in supporting rural craft projects while promoting sustainable craft and good design. Definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for light and beautifully produced gifts to take home.
T: +27 (0)21 685 6445
BAY HARBOUR MARKET
Distinctly South African, this is a richly diverse and authentic social and cultural destination for locals. Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay sits on the water’s edge in an old fish factory, and features more than 100 sellers of locally made and sourced pieces for home, clothing and food. Created as part of the Hangberg Social Upliftment Project, the market provides opportunities for the local community to develop business skills for sustainable business. Open Friday 5pm to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 09.30am to 4pm.
31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
T: +27 (0)82 570 5997
ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM MARKET, WATERFRONT
Specialising mostly in organic foods but also offering decor, fashion and homeware stalls, this buzzing market is at the V&A Waterfront Look Out area and is open on Saturdays and Sundays until 3pm. Fresh produce is on sale but there are food stalls aplenty for delicious breakfasts and lunches. Oranjezicht City Farm Market is a 30 minute drive from Maison Noir.
One of Cape Town’s most trusted galleries, Lutge offers antique Cape furniture set among sophisticated South African ceramics, photography and art.
109 Loop Street, Cape Town
T:+27 (0)21 424 8448
MUNGO & JEMIMA
Sophisticated, modern and emerging fashion designers for women. Their style is comfortable and easy wearing.
108 Long Street, Cape Town
T: +27 (0)21 424 5016
Men’s clothing store – classic tailored street-wear made in Cape Town.
69 Roeland Street, Cape Town
T: +27 (0)21 461 0212
OLIVE GREEN CAT
Contemporary jewellery and design studio by designers Ida Elsje and Philippa Green.
76 Church Street, Gardens
T: +27 (0)21 424 1101
PEDERSON + LENNARD
South African-influenced Scandinavian aesthetic achieved through the craftsmanship of a small design studio.
66 Albert Road, Woodstock
T: +27 (0)21 447 2020