At The Morning Trade Market in KwaZulu-Natal you get to bring along your furry friends. Picture: Facebook.

While most people like to sleep in over the weekends, here’s something to get you out and about. Markets, be it food or clothing, have won people over with their range of artisanal produce, vintage clothing and crafts. Clinton Moodley chooses some of the most talked about markets in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape:

Eastern Cape

Lavender Blue Market

Address: Old Gonubie Road R102, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

When?Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm, Saturday mornings from 7: 30am to 1pm and Sundays from 8am to 1pm.

Contact? 043 732-1172

Lavender Blue Market in East London is a  farmer’s market that focuses on organic and natural produce. Visitors can either buy their produce or sit down with the family to have a meal. From  fresh vegetables, fruit, jam, freshly baked breads to meat.It is the ideal place for the children and a perfect Saturday activity.


Morning Trade Market

Address: 5 Station Drive (The Plant), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

When: July 30, from 8am to 1pm.

The Morning Trade is Durban's weekly source of farm fresh ingredients and artisan goods, situated at 5 Station Drive, The Plant. This market is a foodie treat, offering fresh produce, eateries and music to help ease any long week. Anna Savage, former-chef, restaurateur and founder of Durban's award-winning 'I heart Market', is the brains of the market, creating a weekly market platform for local farmers, artisan producers and organic merchants to share their wares with Durban’s public.

Western Cape

Bay Harbour Market

Where: 31 Harbour Market, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Price:  Free entrance.

Contact: 083 275 5586

At Bay Harbour Market, a melting pot of cultures join together to engage in banter, good food and music. One can easily spend an entire day at the market with over 120 stalls of food, clothes and top bands on offer. There are wooden jungle gyms for children.