The Eastern Cape is filled with some of the most beautiful markets. Most of the markets promote local talent. Here are some markets to visit:
Tea in the Trees
Where: Chintsa West corner, East Coast Resort Road, Amatola Coastal
Contact: 072 611 2367
A clever concept, Tea in the Trees on the Cintsa West corner, is open on Sundays from 9am to 2pm. This spot is ideal for those wanting a meal among nature. With stunning views of the coastal forest surroundings, visitors can expect Italian tea stalls, cakes and a range of homemade items. There are also local artists who display their bead and wire work. The Tunes in the Trees music festival will take place on Friday, December 15, at 5pm.
Bathurst Farmers Market
Where: Off R67, Bathurst, Sunshine Coast
Contact: 074 370 0648
The Bathurst Farmer's Market is known for their fresh produce, crafts and hot meals. When you visit, enjoy their homemade ice-cream and their gingerbread houses. Visitors can purchase wood art, jewellery and handmade creams and soaps. The market is opened every Sunday at 8.30 to 12pm.
Yellowwood Forest Farmers Market
Where? Yellowwood Forest Campsite, Morgan Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
Contact: 043 841 1598 or 084 582 2601.
This is one of those markets that you will fall in love with. Located at Yellowwood Forest, the market offers everything from organic vegetables, cakes, jewellery, bead work and clothing. The market places emphasis on promoting local talent. Special festive season markets will take place on December 16, 23, 28 and January 2.
Lavender Blue Organic Farmers Market
Where: Old Gonubie Road R102, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Contact: 043 732 1172
Lavender Blue Organic Farmers market is located in East London. With a focus of fresh produce, this market is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a day out with the family. The market is opened every Saturday, from 8am to 12pm. Visitors can enjoy the food offerings, clothing section and vegetable stalls.