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Summer is definitely over now, and so are most of the markets we usually frequent during the summer months. Now that winter is in full swing and the weekends are becoming harder to fill, we thought we’d explore some of the winter markets in Cape Town and surrounds.

In the Winelands area, the iconic Lourensford Market is a must-visit for Somerset West and Strand locals. Even Stellenbosch locals enjoy a trip to Lourensford Market to escape the hustle and bustle of Stellenbosch over the weekend. Unfortunately, as the sunny season came to an end, so did this market.

We’ve got great news though!

The MOTOR Studio at ABRU on Lourensford Estate recently launched their winter market. It takes place Fridays from 17:00 – 21:00 and Sundays from 10:00 – 15:00. The Motor Studio is located just behind where the Main Lourensford Market usually takes place, so it won’t be hard for regulars to find.

They have also invested in a stretch-canopy tent to provide some cover from the elements, so the market is open come rain or shine. The stalls that are available at the market include The Coffee Roasting Company, a wonderful samoosa stall and Corlie’s Italian, who serves fresh handmade and hand-rolled pizza and pasta. If you catch them at the right time, they might even be busy rolling pasta while you wait for your food.

The main attraction of this market, however, is definitely the ABRU brewery and the cars on show at the MOTOR Studio. The MOTOR Studio features the best classic cars from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, and are truly a sight to be seen! ABRU has a large selection of well-brewed beers on tap, and they’ve recently added Everson’s ciders to their selection. They also have live music by the oh-so-talented Westley Engelbrecht for most of the duration of the market, which creates a great vibe.

If you’re looking for something to do on those rare lovely winter weekends, this market is definitely worth a visit!


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