If there is something Pretoria does very well, it’s markets. Craft, beer, farmers, housewives and night… there is a market to suit every need, taste and interest in the Jacaranda City. Here is a list of some of the best weekend markets in Pretoria.
8 Must See Pretoria Weekend Markets
1. Hazel Food Market
Where: Greenlyn Village Centre, Menlo Park.
When: Every Saturday from 8am to 2pm.
This pop-up market has 78 dedicated food stalls situated along the exterior of the Menlo Park triangle, looking inwards towards a beautifully treed centre. This authentic food market brings the freshest ingredients with a direct producer-to-consumer ethos. Visitors can enjoy some of the purchased produce at the benches and tables under the trees. Hazel Food Market also has some night market gatherings – a great evening out while sampling wholesome fair.
2. Montana Family Market
Where: Corner Enkeldoorn Avenue & Sefako Makgatho Drive, Montana Park.
When: Tuesdays to Sundays and Public Holidays 9am to 5pm.
This family-friendly flea market is a truly enjoyable day out. Boasting more than 500 stalls retailing a range of quality products and services, there is so much to peruse at Montana. In addition to the retail options, Montana also offers patrons an incredible pretoria entertainment programme – live music for the adults and a fun children’s zone – as well as an ever-evolving activities’ programme – for the little ones. All of this in an easy to access location with ample parking.
3. Pretoria Boeremark
Where: Pioneer Museum, Keuning Street, Silverton.
When: Monday to Friday 8am to 3.30pm or Saturdays 4.30am to 10am.
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The Pretoria Boeremark is all about fresh, traditional and homemade goods. This old-fashioned market is a three-time winner of Eat In magazine’s ‘Outstanding Outlet: Market North of the Vaal River’ award for its real fusion of cultures and senses. There are a range of homemade items – jams, clothes, woodwork and jewellery – as well as fresh produce.
4. Market @The Sheds
Where: 381 Helen Joseph Street, Pretoria.
When: Last Saturday of every month.
This urban African market is a project of the Capital Collective, a non-profit organisation dedicated to inner-city rejuvenation in Pretoria. It has a vibrant atmosphere which attracts a diverse visitor segment all seeking fine wines, cocktails, craft beer, gourmet food, great music and the latest in fashion and art across the 50 to 60 stalls. A superb choice for a weekend market in Pretoria.
5. Irene Village Market
Where: The Big Red Barn, 7 Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein.
When: Every second and last Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm.
Renowned for its handcrafted pieces situated on the stunning grounds of Sunlawns Estate overlooking the Kaal River, Irene Village Market is an excellent site for family entertainment. The art-focused market has strict guidelines which allow for only original art and craft. The Big Red Barn also has various fun activities such as Acrobranch and Segway, as well as mountain bike and trail run routes. A great weekend market.
6. Deep Roots Market
Where: CBC Old Boys Club, 78 George Storrar Drive.
When: Every Friday.
Patrons can book a table or picnic spot, complete with cushions and blankets, and enjoy the gourmet street-food, craft beer and drinks in this gorgeous setting. A must see market in Pretoria.
7. Evergreen Housewives Market
Where: Evergreens, Corner of Vom Hagen and President Burger
When: Weekdays 7am to 5pm, Saturdays 7am to 3pm
Based on the Tshwane Fresh Produce Market, this large-scale greengrocer market has a range of stalls selling a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, breads and deli products. This is a great way to get fresh produce directly from the growers.
8. Greenlyn Goods Market
Where: Corner of MacKenzie & 13th Streets, Menlo Park in Greenlyn Village Centre.
When: Saturdays 8am to 2pm.
Situated within the Greenlyn Village Centre Park, this lovely market offers stunning handmade products with select imported goods across 50 stalls. Art, clothing, household and gift items are all of the highest quality. And it’s also conveniently located near the Hazel Food Market for a complete market experience. One of the best markets in Pretoria.