Kuier@TheCastle: All About This New Monthly Market in Cape Town


The Craft + Design Institute (CDI) has launched Kuier@TheCastle, a new family-friendly shopping and lifestyle event that is running every month at the historic Castle of Good Hope.

The next market runs on Freedom Day this month and brings together a vibrant mix of Cape Town’s creative talent at one of the country’s most important cultural attractions.

Kuier@TheCastle offers a multifaceted experience where various local artisanal products, food and drink, and entertainment are curated to cater to all the senses and promise a memorable day out for the whole family. 

Explore artisanal marvels, experience live demos, and much more for a chilled ‘Kuier’ (‘visit’ in Afrikaans) celebration of togetherness in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD.

“The Mother City thrives as a dynamic hub for creative practitioners, artisans and designers who infuse their unique talents into the very fabric of the city – it’s what makes Cape Town a major global centre of design and creativity,” explains Erica Elk, CEO of the CDI.


Here’s what to expect at the new Kuier@TheCastle market event

A diverse group of craft and food vendors 

Browse and shop a diverse range of products, including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, and fine art, accompanied by local performers and a feast of food options. With networks stretching far and wide, the CDI is sourcing new products and vendors to delight visitors while spotlighting Cape Town’s creative community.

A truly unique historic setting

What sets Kuier@TheCastle apart from Cape Town markets is its unique location, located within the Castle of Good Hope where Table Mountain looms in the background. Make the most of your visit and explore exhibitions at the Castle’s six museums and historically significant sites. Visitors can also try one of the guided tours and wander on their own.


Entertainment, family and community spirit

Live entertainment by local performers is also on the cards, adding to a vibrant atmosphere. Take the family and friends along to this relaxed day market in Cape Town. Chill and shade areas at Kuier@TheCastle create inviting spaces to unwind and gather in the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’.

An exciting array of pop-ups

Keep an eye out for smaller niche fashion and design pop-up stalls that will trade monthly. 

Live demonstrations not to be missed

Learn something new and gain incredible insight into the creative process as artisans and brands host live demonstrations and workshops, allowing visitors to explore the skill that goes into crafting unique pieces.


Entry and parking details

The Castle of Good Hope is offering visitors a special discount on its entrance fee for Kuier@TheCastle market days. Fees must be paid at the gate. Visitors also enjoy safe parking inside the Castle via the Darling Street entrance.

Cost: R30 for adults, R15 for children and pensioners, and FREE entry for children under 7. Visitors will have access to safe parking inside the Castle via the Darling Street entrance.

When: Saturday, 27 April, from 9am to 4pm
Where: Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town

Website: kuiermarket.com
Email: news@thecdi.org.za
Tel: 021 461 1488
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Facebook: @thecraftdesigninstitute

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