Earth Fair Market | Thursday Market in St Georges Mall St
Earth Fair Market [084 220 3856] in St Georges Mall Street also known as the Thursday market is one of the most popular weekly Cape Town markets in the city centre.
Tourist attractions in Cape Town like this one have made people from all backgrounds come together to enjoy deliciously fresh food, treats and buy goods like the traders of old used to do in these same historic streets.
Q: Where is the Earth Fair Market?
The Earth Fair Market takes place in St Georges Mall Street between Wale and Church Streets.
Q: When is this Cape Town market open?
Open | Thursdays 11:00-16:00.
Q: Is the Earth Fair Market an open-air market?
During warm sunny days the Earth Fair Market is an outdoor market.
But over winter months the market moves indoors to Mandela Rhodes Place to secure that trading continues and appetites are satisfied.
Q: Is there another Earth Fair Market in Tokai?
Yes. Earth Fair Market is also active every Wednesday and Saturday in Tokai.
Q: Is there parking?
Parking is very limited due to the market’s central location in the CBD. One can usually find parking along Queen Victoria Street or at Mandela Rhodes Place.
Q: What can I expect to find at the market?
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Free-range Meat, Biltong
Organic Produce, Nuts, Farm Cheeses
Preserves, Pâtés, Speciality Sauces
Breads and baked goods
Sweet treats and Ice cream
Fresh Juices and Smoothies
Q: What type of cuisine can I expect to find?
Local South African | Taiwanese | Hungarian | Indian | Chinese | Brazilian | Mexican | Vietnamese | German | Greek | Portuguese | Italian | Seafood
Q: Is there something for the kids?
When the market is at its busiest during lunch hour, kids are normally in school having lunch during break time. So no, there aren’t any special activities for kids unless eating homemade ice cream counts as one!
Q: Is there an area where I can sit and eat?
Yes. Tables are organized for those wanting to sit and enjoy their meal, otherwise if there aren’t any seats available, opt for a spot on the stairs around the old statue.
Q: Which MyCiTi Route passes along the Earth Fair Market?
MyCiTi Bus Route 106/107 | Waterfront Silo – Civic Centre – Camps Bay
- Groote Kerk Bus stop [2min walk]
See the list of other places you can eat and drink along the MyCiTi Bus Route 106/107. Read Here.
Earth Fair Market says |
“There seems to be a common ‘no meetings’ policy around the time that the market is on every Thursday.”
“We start getting desperate weekly Tuesday Tweets from people wishing it was Thursday already!”
We also covered the City Bowl Market in Hope Street, Gardens. Read here.
Content and Images | Ed Beukes