Local Markets in Hermanus
Hermanus is one of the Western Cape’s leading destinations for both short and long-term stays. Situated a short drive away from Cape Town in the Overberg, it’s easy to pack your things and take a drive along the N2 if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In fact, Hermanus is so close to Cape Town, it’s easy to jump in the car for a delightful day trip. Or, if you’re on holiday with your family, consider making it part of your itinerary to try out. After all, getting out of our comfort zone is partly what travelling is all about; visiting new locations, trying a variety of foods and embracing new views. You’ll experience this in abundance when travelling in and around Hermanus. Aside from taking in the sheer natural beauty of the area, great selection of places to eat, it also boasts a hub of entrepreneurs who are excited to share their crafts and creations with travellers through a variety of local markets.
In order to accommodate these boutique farmers, local craftsmen and women, artists and other creatives, Hermanus hosts several markets in and around the town. Not only do these events give travellers access to farm-fresh goods and Proudly South African creations, but it’s also an excellent opportunity for tourists to get out and meet the residents of the town and support their business. Along with the variety of goods to purchase, these markets are also family-friendly with play areas and delightful toys for the little ones. Some of the events are even pet-friendly which means the whole family can tag along. As most of the local markets in Hermanus take place in the morning through till lunch, it’s an excellent way to start the day. Soak up the fresh air, pull up a hay bale, sit back and relax in the busy atmosphere while you enjoy something that’s homemade and delicious.
From handmade cheeses and free-range eggs to wheat-free cakes and craft beers, you’re sure to find something here that you haven’t tried before. Consider finding souvenirs for yourself or friends back home too. With an assortment of unique creations and imaginative designs in clothing, jewellery and household goods, you can ‘wow’ your chosen recipients with a piece of Hermanus’ imagination or keep something for yourself to remember your time there. Alternatively, if you’re looking to invest your money in a business, the Hermanus markets are a haven for entrepreneurs. With a keen eye and a sense of what you’re looking for, you might stumble across ‘the next big thing’in one of these local markets.