Feast Africa Market Shuttle: discovering Cape Peninsula markets in Cape Town South, Africa

Feast Africa Market Shuttle: discovering Cape Peninsula markets in Cape Town South, Africa

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One of the things I like the most about Cape Town’s culture is its markets. You can expect to find everything amidst the hustle and bustle of these crowded markets. Each of them has its own style and personality and offers a different and unique experience. You will find authentic arts and crafts and delicious food surrounded by cool vibes and a nice family environment.

Cape Point Vineyards Community Market, Durbanville Craft Market, Kirstenbosch Market, Neighbourgoods Market, Oranjezicht City Farm, Palms Market, Rondebosch Craft Market, Root44 Market, The Bay Harbour Market, The Mojo Market, V&A Food Market, Watershed, … the list can go on an on and on.

Cape Point Vineyards - Cape Town - South Africa
Watershed - cape town - south africa
Mojo Market - Music
V&A Food Market - Cape Town - South Africa

Some of these markets are open every day while others are open only in certain days of the week and some are located near the city center while others in the Cape Peninsula, the Cape Winelands or other regions of Cape Town.

So, between all these options, which is the best way to get to know the markets? I found Feast Africa and their market shuttles are a must-do. They are a very complete, comfortable and affordable way to visit several markets while learning history and interesting facts on the way.

The shuttles are available from Wednesday to Sunday and each day you can choose between different packages that comprise diverse selections of markets so you can select the ones you definitely don’t want to miss.

I recently took the Cape Peninsula tour and I loved it, we visited:

  • Muizenberg Village (quick stop)
  • Kalk Bay
  • Cape Point Vineyards Community Market

One of the things I liked the most is that while you discover the markets, you also experience the scenic beauty and diversity of this wonderful country because you drive from the city center to the Cape Peninsula and back.

Cape Point vineyards - Cape Town - South Africa

The basics

Neil - Feast Africa

The Tour Guide

Our tour guide was the awesome Neil, he has a lot of experience giving all kinds of tours in Cape Town and also vast experience in hospitality in general (he even had a picture of a tour with Rihanna!).

I was impressed with the amount of information he knew about markets and food. He is a true foodie and knows where you should go to great culinary experiences! if you have any question during your stay in Cape Town you should definitely ask him.

Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa

Transport

We were moving on a very spacious and comfortable car (not a van as the majority of the tours, because this was more a VIP experience). It was also very convenient because we were able to leave our bags secure there while we went out to see each place.

Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa

What’s included on the tour?

  • Qualified guide
  • All transport

*This is a shuttle so you should pay for your food but you have a lot of different options and the tour guide will advice you which are the best so depending on your budget you can spend any amount of money that you want.

The tour lasted 6 hours. Neil picked me and my friends up from Mojo Hotel (My stay at the trendy Mojo Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa) at 3:00 pm and brought me back at 21:00 pm. These were the places we visited.

1. Muizenberg

Muizenberg was the first stop of the trip. After driving from Cape Town’s City Center, this is a perfect spot to stroll around the beach, look at the surfers practicing, take pictures in the famous colored houses (changing rooms), see all the restaurants and life along the “Surfer’s Corner”, and go to the toilets.

Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa
Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa
Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa
Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa

2. Kalk Bay

Our second stop was the beautiful fishing village of Kalk Bay. A gem on the False Bay coastline, known for its interesting shops, delicious restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighborhood.

I loved seeing the fishing boats and the seals hanging around and sunbathing.

Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

These are some of the shops and restaurants we entered (not all):

Cape to Cuba

Cape to Cuba is a restaurant and bar that features Cuban inspired dishes with Cajun influences. This restaurant is unique in décor and ambiance and has amazing sea views.

Read more about it on Cape to Cuba Website.

Cape to Cuba - Cape Town - South Africa

Whatnot & China Town

This place looks as if a thousand grannies have combined their prized china collections, it offers plates, cups, bowls, decorative objects and rare collectables.

Read more about Whatnot & China Town here.

China - Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

Kalk Bay Trading Post

Kalk Bay Trading Post is an inviting collection of antiques, old coins, maps and rusted home furnishings that begs to be rummaged through.

Read more about Kalk Bay Trading Post here.

Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

Brass Bell Restaurant

Surrounded by rolling waves, the restaurant complex of terraced dining areas, pubs and entertainment theatre offers visitors an unforgettable and truly unique dining experience.

Read more about it on Brass Bell website.

The Ice Cafe

Scoops of delight served by friendly staff ensure that you keep coming back for more. They have so many choices of ice cream flavors and a range of delicious sorbets for vegans.

Read more about it on the Ice Cafe Trip Advisor page.

Ice cafe - Cape Town - South Africa

Olympia Bakery

Quirky and popular coffee shop offering specialty coffee, breads, pastries & cafe eats.

Read more about it on the Olympia Bakery website.

Olympia Bakery - Kalk Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

Flowers

While walking on the street you can also see nice stands with flowers that include South Africas’ national flower: the protea.

Kalk Bay - flowers - Cape Town - South Africa

3. Cape Point Vineyards

Our last stop was the awesome market at Cape Point Vineyards. This was my favorite spot because of the good vibes and awesome views of the sunset. After wine + pizza + friends + a beautiful sunset, what more can I ask for?

Click here to read more about Cape Point Vineyards

The Place

Starting with the place, I can say that it is absolutely amazing, when you enter the property it is surrounded by vineyards that lead you to a small lake which has the market on top.

Cape Point Vineyards - Cape Town - South Africa
Cape point vineyards - Cape Town - South Africa
Cape Point Vineyards - Cape Town - South Africa

Kids Area

You can also bring your kids, they will enjoy a fun time playing with other kids in fun games.

Cape Point Vineyards - Cape Town - South Africa

The Market

The market has A LOT of food stalls, South African food, Italian food, German sausages, biltong, cheese, beer, wine, you name it, here you have a vast variety of food and drinks you can choose to have a lovely evening.

Cape point vineyards market - Cape Town - South Africa

The sunset

Grab your favorite food and go outside to either sit on a table or have a picnic on the grass while watching the beautiful colors of the sky.

Cape point vineyards market - Cape Town - South Africa

Conclusion

It was a day filled with browsing, tasting and admiring. You can immerse yourself in Cape Town’s cultural heritage through its foods & beverages, arts, crafts and the hospitality displayed by the people.

Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa

Make a Booking

Besides the Cape Peninsula Market Shuttle, Feast Africa offers many different market shuttles you can choose from! 

Enter the date you want to take a tour below and choose between:

  • Cape Market Shuttles
  • Day Tours and Safaris
  • Private Day Tours and Safaris

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Contact

  • Website: https://feastafrica.com/
  • Email: bookings@feastafrica.com
  • Telephone: +27 21 422 2144
Feast Africa - Cape Town - South Africa

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4 Comments

  1. 10/03/2018 / 11:04 PM

    That is so cool! Sounds like a great adventure for the day. I’ve always wanted to visit Cape Town

  2. 09/03/2018 / 3:23 PM

    South Africa has been on my bucket list because I’ve heard so much about it being beautiful and just all around pleasant. This post just let me actually see and not just hear this. I need to bump it up higher on my list. This is beautiful indeed!

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