100 Beautiful Experiences

Every Saturday and Sunday, until 2pm, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market is abuzz with locals gathering with friends and family to enjoy a meal, live music and a spot of shopping outdoors, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from this unique Granger Bay setting.

12. Buying flowers

One should never leave the market empty-handed. The colourful bunches of blooms, fresh from Adene’s Flower Farm in Wolseley, are so exquisite that you might just struggle deciding which floral delights to take home. One of each?

13. Shopping for baskets

Design Afrika’s stall is laden with some of the finest woven products from around the continent. Find everything from baby carriers and dog baskets to plant holders and beach bags, all crafted by hand from sustainable fibres by women in far-flung communities.

14. Brunch with your pooch

This dog-friendly market means your best friend can sit with you once you’ve selected a meal from the many food kiosks. Waffles, shakshuka, vegan treats or smoothie bowls are all on offer, but your pooch may beg for a hearty steak roll. Dogs should be on leashes and are not allowed in the food tents.

15. Procuring fresh produce

Stock up on your weekly immune-boosting fruit and veg, as well as artisanal cheeses, breads, olives and cured meats. The farm stall gets its supplies from small-scale farmers, so all produce is freshly harvested and seasonal.

15. Browsing loud shirts and Veldskoen

ThePROPERstore and Veldskoen are positioned opposite one another, so you can match your new colourful shirt by designer Paul van der Spuy with the right coloured Veldskoen sole and laces. Proudly South African, these brands will have you rocking the market in style.

Photos by Estee de Villiers @esteexshoots

After the success of 100 Beautiful Things, where we celebrated creativity, compassion, ingenuity and resilience, through projects, products, ideas and experiences from around the country, we’re bringing this idea of celebration closer to home. Through 100 Beautiful Experiences, we’ll be looking at incredible moments and delights that are available right on our doorstep. Photographed and illustrated by a group of young South African talents, many of our experiences are unique to our hood and can be found nowhere else on the planet!

Every visit to the V&A Waterfront is an opportunity to discover a different part of the city, learn about our heritage, source the best products, dine on the most exquisite fare and connect with friends and family in a safe and happy environment. While we’re only sharing 100 Beautiful Experiences with you, we know you’ll find many more each time you visit, and look forward to hearing of your experiences too.