Cape Town tops the list of beach cities with its pristine seashores and it’s really no wonder why. Comprised of 3 regions, each boasts of beaches that could rival the most picturesque around the world. With a mediterranean climate of mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers, there’s always a good reason to find yourself enjoying there.
Cape Town has also long been known for its fantastic range of markets carrying a vast array of different wares, but in recent years its popularity has well and truly exploded, giving rise to a renaissance of its market scene.
If you’re planning on making your way to the Mother City, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t get yourself down to a market or two. With craft beers flowing and artisan foods cooking, there’s plenty to keep you going while you trawl through the designer goods.
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On your very first day in the lovely place that is Cape Town, you’ll want to head over to Muizenberg, a community in the south of the city, where you’ll find the Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market.
A late market, it doesn’t open until 4 in the afternoon, so you have the morning to explore your new surroundings, and it keeps trading until 10pm. Located in an old hangar that used to be used as the base for the southern hemisphere’s very first airmail service, the Blue Bird is a fun place to spend some time.