Our very own Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
Cape Town’s leading family destination, Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is all about the very essence of family – sharing, laughing, secretly admiring, stealing a wink and creating those tiny moments that are remembered for a lifetime. “A family that eats together, stays together.” Right?
The market boasts an intimate atmosphere with live music – perfect for the family to gather at this time of year. When paired with delicious nibbly bits, you have all the ingredients for a memorable experience. And it doesn’t stop there – throw in a pinch of craftsmanship, artistic flair and colour that pops in every corner… and finally, add some local wines, craft beers and cocktails. Now stir gently!
“It’s all about the variety of cuisine,” says Bay Harbour Market spokesperson, Lyn Mance, when asked how the market has for so many years brought generations together. “From Mediterranean and Spanish to traditional Asian and German, we have a dish for every palette and every mood. That’s why we are a great destination for the whole family – from toddler to grandma, we have you covered!”
Mance continues, “We get about 25 000 visitors per month, making us one of the most visited markets in the Mother City by both locals and tourists. With this in mind we have a safe and secure kiddies area as well, making sure the little ones are also entertained and enjoying themselves.”
Apart from Bay Harbour Market, the region has more to offer as well… Take a walk down to Hout Bay beach or perhaps a drive around Chapman’s Peak for the world-renown scenery. World of Birds, the largest bird park in Africa, is as old as the hills and still extremely popular especially for the younger ones. For the more adventurous, take a boat cruise and explore the coastline from a different perspective.
So there you have it! Make this festive season the most memorable – big tables, big dishes, big laughter and most importantly, big on the love.
For more information about the traders and what they have to offer, please do visit Bay Harbour Market website.