Explore Windhoek’s markets
Focus: Tannery Market
Just a couple kilometres drive north of Windhoek you’ll find one of the capital’s coolest markets. Akin to The Shed, with the lovely addition of horse-rides – I mean when was the last time any place offered that? – the Tannery Market boasts great food and a festive, family-friendly atmosphere. The whole thing goes down in a rustic and undeniably Instagram-worthy warehouse. The kids can stay busy in the designated (and adult-supervised) play area complete with jumping castle, while parents stroll around with a cup of good coffee (a la Slowtown Coffee Roasters), sampling the delicious nibbles on offer.
Regular bike rides and walks or jogs also take place on the trails leading through the bush around the market, so expect the early crowd to be clad in workout gear, enjoying their runner’s high with a cup of coffee. The cool kids arrive nearer to lunch and make good use of the well-stocked bar and the cool shade of the interior as that midday sun beats down.
The whole thing goes down in a rustic and undeniably Instagramworthy warehouse.
As the market is just starting out, the stalls are still a bit limited, but it’s worth psyching up the family and spending your Saturday here. The market is right around the corner from Elisenheim, which makes it an especially convenient way to spend the day for its residents.
The Tannery Market is a regular event on Saturdays from 9h00 to 15h00. For directions check out their Facebook page.