Nothing creates feel good vibes like a local market with good food, wine, crafts and local entertainers. Good for the soul, good for family time, good for creating community… All the things that we celebrate in the Cape Winelands!
Here is our first recommendation (in a series of four) for markets in the Helderberg and Cape Winelands area.
Good food, delicious drinks, lively tunes and brilliant company – the ROOT44 organisers know South Africans enjoy nothing more. That’s precisely why they’ve created the perfect all-weather setting where you, friends and family can come together rain or shine.
Situated on the R44 road between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, the market is housed in sturdy, super cosy Downings marquees (which means rain is never an issue). It is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and trees, they offer funky live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, and an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats.
- Our traders’ vast range of hand-picked antiques, gorgeous children’s clothing, funky t-shirts, jewellery, homeware, leather goods and various other arts and crafts means they offer retail therapy par excellence.
- Audacia wines and sumptuous craft beers will put a smile on the face of oenophiles and beer aficionados alike. Decadent sweet treats, wood-fired pizza’s, traditional roosterkoek and biltong, healthy salads and sandwiches, spicy curries and other goodies galore will satisfy any tummy rumblings you incur during your ramblings!
- Their range of ‘take-home’ products is also excellent, with superb olive oils, spreads, home baked breads, cured and smoked charcuterie products and a selection of fresh, organic fresh produce for sale.
More about Strand Beach Lodge:
Strand Beach Lodge is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the Root 44 Market. The lodge is one of the very few properties in Strand that is situated directly on the beachfront, with no road in-between the villa and the beach. The luxurious villa offers ample open-plan areas for friends to reconnect over some good wine and breathtaking views. When the night cools down and the fires run out, everyone can retreat to their own private bedroom to recharge for the next day’s festivities. What better place to relax with friends than at Strand Beach Lodge, where the sea meets the Winelands.