A monthly craft market at the Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve will be hosted by the City of Cape Town’s Biodiversity Management Department.
The City is calling on all crafters, especially those from the Atlantis, Pella and Mamre communities neighbouring the nature reserve, to participate in the upcoming market on Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 1 March 2020.
“The Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve craft market is open for all to participate in and to attend. We especially want to encourage local residents to participate in the upcoming market and use the opportunity to showcase their products and interact with visitors.
Our first market was hosted in December last year; the response was very encouraging and we believe that this market will only grow as the community realises the opportunity and potential it offers. Our staff at the Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve are passionate and committed to this craft market as we believe that the local communities have much to offer in terms of locally produced and homemade goods,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.”
Apply to be a part of this exciting new Witzands Nature Reserve Monthly Market
- applications must be submitted by Thursday, 20 February 2020
- all applications must include photos and a complete product description; those without will not be considered
- applicants who have not received a response from the City by 24 February 2020 must note that their application for this market day was unsuccessful
- preference will be given to crafters living or working in the Atlantis; Mamre and Pella area, and who produce locally hand and art-crafted products that show creativity and originality
Handmade clothing; knitting; toys; décor; arts and craft; jewellery; deli products; preserves; fruit and vegetables are welcome. Crafters are reminded that all fresh and baked products they plan to sell on the day must have a label stating an expiry date, the ingredients, and information about allergies. The City will only allow pre-approved products to be sold at the market and no articles that offend by word or form will be permitted.
‘We hope that an opportunity like this will encourage unemployed residents in the surrounding communities to channel some creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, and to use this platform to gain access to potential customers they might not have been able to reach otherwise,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.
The City-managed Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve offers participants a beautiful venue in a scenic setting for those attending the market. This location also provides vendors with an opportunity to market their goods to visitors who come to spend the day at the Atlantis Dunes.
Visitors will receive free entry to the craft market and the event will take place from 08:00 to 16:00 on both days.
WHEN: Saturday, 29 February and Sunday, 1 March 2020
WHERE: Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve, Corner of West Coast Road (R27) and Dassenberg Drive (R307), near Atlantis (GPS coordinates: -33.628425 S, 18.4417116 E)
INFO: contact Subcouncil 1, corner of Grosvenor and Hermes Avenues, Saxonsea in Atlantis, or T 021 444 6039.
See Number 1 – Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve on the Think-Water Cape Town Green Map