3 Markets Worth Visiting Along the Garden Route.
A Garden Route trip wouldn't be complete without a trip to one (or all) of the incredible community markets along this stretch of the South African coast. Drive out for the day and test out the incredible handmade treats, organic fruit and veggies, or arts and crafts at any of these day markets.
Outeniqua Farmer's Market
The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market is located opposite the Garden Route Mall on the N2. The five-hectare site is the home to nearly 80 food and craft stalls offering produce and goods created by local farmers and skilled craft people. From berries to bread, fish to flowers, and everything in between, local residents and international visitors find carefully selected goods to suit the most discerning tastes, at consistently reasonable prices.
Did you know? The ancient name Outeniqua means ‘the land where honey comes from’.
Situated opposite the Garden Route Mall in George.
Saturdays Only 8:00 AM to 14:00 PM
Harkerville Saturday Market
Harkerville Market is rural and rustic, but vibey and vital - not only a farmer's market, but also a craft market - deep in the heart of the Garden Route, midway between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna on the N2. Make this your Saturday chill-out place, relaxing under the mighty oak trees, enjoying a delicious breakfast and browsing their very diverse art and craft stalls.
About 18km out of Knysna, travelling east on the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay.
Saturdays Only 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market
The multiple award-winning WILD OATS Community Farmers' Market is located on the outskirts of the tiny coastal town of Sedgefield. Now, in it's 15th year, this small, rustic but internationally famous farmers' market continues to attract the enthusiastic attention of proud locals and discerning travellers who consistently return for more of its festive fare. What this initiative has achieved is the blending of people from diverse backgrounds, uniting urban and rural in a mix where important educational experiences about local food sources, nutrition, environmental awareness and agricultual issues all blend into an unusual festive spirit of community.
Located about 1.5 kilometres west of Sedgefield town centre, at the Sedgefield Island turnoff (by the Engen Station).
Saturdays only 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Summer), 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Winter)