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Markets around the country

A little while back I asked via our Facebook page and Twitter on what the favourite markets where that our Jamtin community enjoyed visiting. Here are some of them that were mentioned from around South Africa.

City Bowl Market on Hope – Bringing together a variety of fine foods, drinks and people. Experience an ancient way of shopping in a modern context at this high quality food market in Cape Town’s City Bowl.

Venue: 14 Hope Street, Cape Town, South Africa

When: Saturday, 9am – 2pm

Phone: 073 270 8043


Facebook: CityBowlMarket



I Heart Market – I ♥ market provides a platform once a month for local foodies and designers to showcase their products

Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

When: First Saturday of the month


Website / Blog:

Facebook: I Heart Market

Market on Main: Market On Main is made for the people of Joburg by the people of Joburg. Our goal is to encourage inner city lifestyle, learn lots about sustainable living, and provide a relaxed and creative space for our friends to spend their leisure time.

Venue: 264 Fox Street, Joburg

When: Sundays, 10am – 3pm

Phone: 011 3340171

Email: Contact here


Facebook: MarketOnMain

Irene Market – Since the late 1980s, the Irene Village Market some 40 kilometres north of Joburg has earned wide acclaim both as a superb outdoor shopping venue and as a refreshing escape from the bustle of city life.

Venue: Smuts House Museum, Jan Smuts Ave, Irene

When: Held on the second and last Saturday of every month

Phone: (012) 667-1659 (09:00 – 12:30)


Wonder Market – Representing KZN’s best in craft, design and food. In a beautiful location for friends and family to come together.

Venue: 4320 Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

When: First Sunday of the Month

Phone: 079 747 7661


Facebook: WonderMarketDBN

 If you live along the Garden Route, or going to be visiting this special part of our country over Easter, why not visit their Local Design and Food Market

The Local Design and Food Market is a platform for Designers and Foodies from South Africa’s Garden Route to express their creativity and skills.

Venue: Upper Level Parking Knysna Square

When: Thursday, 5th April, 5 – 9pm




The Fig Platter – New Food market in Pretoria every Saturday and an additional Craft Market on the first Saturday of each month.

Venue: Wekker Street, near the Village shopping centre Moreleta park,

When: Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm

Phone: 0826474642


I Heart Market

If you follow Jamtin on Facebook, or Twitter, you might have seen us mentioning the I Heart Market once or twice before. Now I might be a bit biased on this market because I do of course know that there are many beautiful handmade markets scattered around the country, this is ‘my’ handmade market – the one I get to go to when ever I’m in town on the first Saturday of the month and so yes of course I feel a little bias towards it, especially when I’ve spend so much time oohing and aahing so many of the goods that are available.

Some of my favourites from the Market include (but by no means are limited to!)

Genevieve Motley – how stunning are these cuff links


And these brooches from her as well…

(And while we’re on Gen Motley, if you’re a mom, or going to be a mom, you might just love reading her series on “Raising Creatively” over here)

Beautiful art and design by Jen-Jen

Next up us Yummi – how much of cuteness is Ethan the Ellie? You should check out their website for their full  range of handmade toys.

More Yumminess from Yummi with their Decor Range.

And then you have to pop over to Olivia Villet to let your eyes slowly absorb her beautiful stationary, gift cards, wrapping paper amongst others…

Wrapping Paper (R10 a sheet)

Sticker sheet – R18 a sheet

Next up is The Little Mud Hut who makes a delicious array of amazing goodies, ranging from stamped pegs, gift wrapping, bunting, fridge magnets – seriously – just a whole lot of awesome made here.



I don’t wear much jewellery, but I do really love the jewellery from Starbright Girl

Ok peeps, I have to close off this post now, as it’s taking me so long getting distracted at every blog I visit…

All I can say is that this is just the tip of the I Heart Market iceberg… there are three markets coming up especially for Christmas on the 3rd, 10th and 17th December, at the Moses Madhida Stadium (Durban).

And remember

ps – I apologise to the lovely stall holders at the I Heart Market for not often saying hello as Jamtin… flip, the truth be told is that I’m just such a shy thing. I know, pathetic, but true!


Spring Kids Market Day – 16th October

Three of my most favourite things… (Sorry Gav, you’re one of my most most favourite things, but don’t quite fit into this post!)

Anyway – back to the post, three of my favourite things – handmade, kids and entrepreneurs….. Drum roll for the Spring Kids Market Day hosted by Kids Decor and you combine all three. What a stunning event, hats off to Kids Decor for hosting this. There are only 20 stalls available so if your budding little entrepreneur wants to join in don’t delay and get in touch with Sam soonest.

Join them for their Spring Kids Market Days on Sunday 16th October. All handmade and hand crafted items and kids games welcome, anything under R10 is the way of this market day! R20 per stall, only 20 spaces available. Book now at, or call Sam on 082 8941289

I Heart Market

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