Top Local Markets in Ballito

Posted on Thu March 30, 2023.

The East Coast hosts a myriad of exciting local markets to explore and enjoy. Regular markets are hosted throughout the year and offer you a chance to see the unique artisanal products and entertainment home-grown in Ballito, Salt-Rock and Shakas Rock!

Salt Rock Farmers Market
This brand new market had it's debut market in March on the 23rd at Breadologie (Claremont Farm). This market aims to provide you with only the best quality locally made goods. Explore the taste of Ballito with fresh fruit and veg as well as local cheeses, cured meats, an array of preserved foods, and tasty treats galore! The market also boasts hand crafted items including clothes, jewelry, beauty products and décor. Come along to discover the best Ballito has to offer every Thursday from 7am to 12pm.

The Litchi Orchard
The Litchi Orchard hosts 3 markets throughout the month, 2 Farmers and Crafters markets, as well as a Night market. This functioning litchi farm celebrates small businesses, food, farming, and creativity. This community centric marketplace hosts quality crafts and food in a picturesque setting that will wisp you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Meander through the litchi orchard and frolic in the butterfly garden as you enjoy the talents of the local crafters. The Farmers and Crafters markets are held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 9am to 2 pm. The night market takes place on the first Friday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. So why not step into this slice of paradise on your next visit to Ballito?

I Heart Market
This well-known market has been enjoyed by locals for 15 years and celebrates the unique products artisanally crafted in the area. I heart Market provides a platform to showcase small creative businesses. Explore the wonderful one-of-a-kind designs inspired by this beautiful city to get a true taste of what makes Ballito so special. The I Heart Market is held at Sugar Rush Park on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30am to 2pm.

The Market
Hosted at Lifestyle Centre The Market is open 7 days a week and hosts a variety of eateries that celebrate the best of local and international cuisine. The Market regularly hosts live music from a variety of local artists including an open mic night on the 3rd Thursday of every month where any local musicians can perform. Big sporting events including rugby games and cricket are also shown live on the big screen so you can cheer on your favourite team and enjoy amazing cuisine!

Make your next trip to the coast memorable by popping into one of the many markets on offer with your family and friends!