On the lookout for fun things to do this silly season?  As you prepare to take a couple of weeks leave this month, have a look at these fabulous markets to fill up your holiday diary.  Here you will find all manner of fashionable trinkets, gadgets, as well as good food, good music, and great entertainment for the kids:

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Rooftop Market
50 Bath Ave, Rosebank Mall, Rosebank
Tel: 011 442 4488
Open: Sundays 9.00am – 5pm
Bruma Lake Market
Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer and Marcia Ave, Bruma
Tel: 011 622 9648
Open: Tuesdays to Sundays 9.30am – 5pm (during festive season opened on Mondays as well)
Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
Cnr Bryanston and Culross Rd, Bryanston
Tel: 011 706 3671
Open: Thursdays and Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Crafters Market
Clearwater Mall, Clearwater
Tel: 011 4758644
Open: Every day 9am to 7pm (during festive season Mondays to Thursdays 9am – 8pm and Fridays 9am – 9pm)
East Rand Market
North Rand Road, Boksburg
Tel: 011 823 2601
Open: Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays except public holidays and festive season.
Hillfox Market
Hillfox Power Centre, Hendrik Potgieter Rd, Weltevreden Park
Tel: 011 442 4488
Open: Weekends and public holidays from 9am – 5pm
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Market Theatre Market
Newtown Cultural Precinct, Bree St
Tel: 083 586 8687
Open: Mondays to Saturdays 9am â?? late
Panorama Market
Klip River Drive, Mulbarton, Joburg South
Tel: 011 682 2222
Open: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 9am – 4pm.
The Market Place
Cross Street entrance, Brightwater Commons, Republic Road, Randburg
Tel: 011 886 0208
Open: Every day 10 am-7pm


Essenwood Market
Berea Park, Essenwood Road, Berea, Durban
Tel: +27 (0)82 558-6611
Open: Every Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00.
Uvongo Market
Tel: +27 (0)82 800-9236 or +27 (0)39 315-7600
Open: Every Saturday morning
Umkhumbane Market
Corner of Bellair and Booth Roads, Westville
Tel: +27 (0)31 261-6640
Open: Every Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00
Victoria Street Market
Corner of Queen and Victoria Streets
Tel: +27 (0)31 306-4021
Open: Monday to Saturday from 08h00 to 18h00 and Sundays from 10h00 to 16h00

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Cape Town

Red Shed Waterfront Market
Tel: +27 (0)21 408 7600
Open: open 7-days a week
Green Point Market
Near Green Point Stadium
Tel:  +27 (0)21 4394805
Open: Sundays and Public Holidays from 8:30am till after 17:00
Lions Club of Hout Bay Market
On the Main Road
Tel: +27 82 850 9752
Open: Sundays 10.00 â?? 17.00
Rondebosch Market
Rondebosch Park, Campground & Sandown Rds
Tel: 021 531 4236
Open: 1st and 2nd Saturday of every month
Milnerton Market
Tel: +27 (0)21 550-1383
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 07h00 to 17h00.
List compiled by Angie Hattingh for Ifashion.co.za

Are there any glaring omissions? We’d love to hear from you, wherever you are, about your favourite local market. Please let us know in the comments section below…