Hot in the city but cool at the Century City Natural Goods Market

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Date 05 April 2017
Author Liesel

Hot in the city … but cool at the Century City Natural Goods Market


Sunday 23 February 2014

It might be hot in the city, but it’s cool under the Bedouin tents that are a feature of the popular Century City Natural Goods Market where visitors have the chance to eat good, do good, listen good and shop good at Cape Town’s premier summer fair

As always, prime time entertainment is a feature of the fair and this month, Mean Black Mamba, with their raw foot stomping roots music that gets bodies grooving provide accompaniment to the shopping adventure. Humour and hope slides between writhing riffs and the insistent thump of a cowhide drum. This is Afro swamp gospel; this is blues n’ roll.

Cape Town’s ‘bird man’ and his feathered friends will be on hand to entertain young and old with the Birds of Africa show. Martin Odd, accompanied by Christina the Macaw Parrot and Lady Jane the Harris Hawk have been pressed into service at the market.

Be sure not to miss the ‘Art on the Island’ where visitors to neighbouring Intaka Island can expect a different artist's studio showcase each month, interactive cultural events such as storytelling sessions or portrait photo studios, and a variety of high-end craft artists too.  This week features a Fine Arts Photographic Exhibition by Monica Dart (fine art), Jenny Powis (fine art), Lindsay Appolis (street-art and photo journalism) and Cocodash (boudoir fine art and portraiture).

While there’s an entertaining menu for visitors, the market gives shoppers time to celebrate the festive side of life with a glass of organic bubbly while browsing around the great selection of quality products and delicious food, kept cool and safe under Bedouin stretch tents created by Dimensions Tents & Structures.

We’re renowned for our food stalls so as always, there are healthy gourmet meals, curries, wraps, salads, samoosas, smoked fish, kudu burgers, biltong, pies, vegetarian, cheeses, beer, champagne, wine, specialty coffees, tea, cakes, cookies, preserves, olives, freshly baked farm breads, confectionary, jams, freshly squeezed juice and smoothies – we’ve got it all!

If you are looking for original gifts, there will be stalls selling crafts and clothing at reasonable prices, or you can spoil yourself with fabulous natural body care products and jewelry.

The on-site clubhouse has seating facilities, and offers coffee, tea and a bar. Visitors can also enjoy boat trips from Intaka Island to Canal Walk.

For the mutt lovers, African Tails will be hosting an adoption day with the cutest brakkies and puppies. Their stunning calendar is also on sale, and makes a wonderful gift.

Summer 2014 market dates: 
Sunday 23 February 2014
Sunday 30 March 2014
Sunday 27 April 2014

Trading Hours: 09h00 - 14h00

Location: Central Park, Park Lane in Century City (follow Intaka Island signs)
There is ample and secure parking.

Directions: If you are coming from Cape Town along the N1, take the Sable road turn off, at the top of the off ramp turn left.  Follow the road around the bend into Ratanga Rd. Follow Ratanga Road and at the third set of robots, turn right into Century Boulevard. Go over one speed bump, and you will come to a circle, go around the circle, and exit it right (3 o'clock) into Century Way (follow Intaka Island signs). Once in Century Way take your first left into Park Lane

Contact & Enquiries:
Email: naturalgoodsmarket@gmail.com
Tel/Fax: 021 531 2173