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Bay Harbour - The Market

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Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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+27 82 570 5997
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Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00

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Some fantastic shops and stalls and incredible metal sculptures

Definitely worth a trip. A bustling, interesting market. Lots of stalls selling food, clothing, leather stuff & jewellery. Outside of the indoor area there are other stalls... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah P
Tramore, Ireland
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Tramore, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a trip. A bustling, interesting market. Lots of stalls selling food, clothing, leather stuff & jewellery. Outside of the indoor area there are other stalls selling metal sculptures made out of recycled car parts. They really are incredible.

Thank Sarah P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a fab place to experience a real Cape Town vibe - fantastic food stalls, lovely market stalls showcasing authentic african creativity, loads of cool stuff to buy (esp for tourists wanting great souvenirs that aren't tatty), and always great music! Go early to get a food table!

Thank Mich_Vintcent
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I love the Bay Market - their stalls offer a variety of items, they're reasonably priced (i.e. not only priced for foreigners) and there's a great mix of locals and tourists. Variety of food on offer and good prices (try the Dim Sum or Fish stall). Parking can be a bit tricky but it's good for all weathers and makes... More 

Thank Antas17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is different. The energy is great. Shop here for handmade products be it an item of clothing or a simple fridge magnet to take back home. If you don't want to shop then get there early and find yourself a seat grab your drink and enjoy all that Bay Harbour market has to offer. Food aplenty here. Freshly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Kalkbay is 39 minutes drive south of Capetown and is a little village with a pretty tiny harbour. You van see the returning boats for the catch of the day at noon, but the little cobbled streets, shops and restaurants make this an easy place to while away the time and forget the fast pace of city living. Antique stores,... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a great day out visting the Hout Bay Market. Good food, good prices and a great vibe from friendly people!

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

All markets in South Africa sell the same rubbish They are tourist orientated and the only exuisite item that is different in this market from others are the distinct Hout bay items The rest is obtainable from any other road side stall all over the country The harbour area used to be spick and span

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

So much choice in different foods! You never quite know what you're going to have & once you order you see something else that catches your eye. A must is to get there as it opens because it is so popular it fills up quickly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not one for markets but was pleasantly surprised. Not too many stalls and the ones that are there have nice stiff. The food section is very nice with fresh food being prepared. Bands play on Saturday afternoon

Thank Rudolph L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, interesting vendors. The only criticism is that the stage sound system needs an upgrade in order for the performers to be properly appreciated.

Thank Simon B

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