Port Elizabeth is a major city in South Africa. It’s smaller than the other cities in our country, but that doesn’t mean that nothing ever happens in the Windy City. There’s still more than 1 million people who choose to live in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan area, so what keeps them there? I’m pretty sure that it’s not the strong winds, one of the reasons might be the 3 Port Elizabeth markets worth visiting that I’m featuring on the Junk Mail Blog today.
Lady Slipper Farmers Market: This market takes place every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 noon in St Albans at the Van Stadens River grounds at the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) in Old Cape Road. This market is family friendly and features stalls selling farm-fresh produce and meat, all kinds of South African favorites (like pancakes, samoosas, curry and rice and “moerkoffie”), dairy products, biltong, tasty treats, baked goods, pickles, ice cream and various other goodies.
The market also supports local traders selling arts and crafts, so make sure that you check out which goods they have for sale. The Lady Slipper Farmers Market also has a kids play area where mom and dad can drop off the kids and shop in peace. If you’re planning on visiting this market, make sure that you get there early, before some of the goods sell out. For more information about this awesome market phone 041 7751407.
Arts in the Park: This open-air market takes place at St. George’s Park in Park Drive every last Sunday of the month. Arts in the Park has facilities for children and has stalls selling all kinds of goods including arts and crafts, paintings, handmade clothing and jewellery, ornaments for the garden and home, furniture, leather work, accessories for pets, stained glass items, lead works, second hand books, collectibles, plants and more.
This Port Elizabeth market has been going strong for more than 30 years and also features stalls that sell food and goods that will tantalize your taste buds. Browse through the wide selection of hot and cold foods, dried fruit, nuts, honey, other home made preserves and more.
Take note that in case of bad weather the market will be moved to the following Sunday. For more information check out the Arts in the Park Facebook page or phone 083 6567560.
The Kings Beach Flea market is located at the Humewood Beachfront extending along the promenade between the King’s Beach parking area and McArthur’s Baths on Marine Drive.
This Port Elizabeth market features stalls that sell a huge variety of arts, crafts, clothing, sunglasses, cell phone chargers and a wide array of other goods. Kings Beach Market is the ideal market to browse through before or after you spent a fun day in the sun at the beach. For more information phone 041 3601865
Well, there you have it, 3 Port Elizabeth markets worth visiting. Know of another market worth checking out in the Bay? Leave a comment and let us know.
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