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Add a dash of colour to your First Thursday


(Cape Town, South Africa) The Winter Series of the monthly First Thursday Night Markets hosted by Botanik Social House, formerly known as ‘The Bank’ are set to host the biggest night market in Cape Town with South Africa’s most sought-after trending retail vendors on 5 September 2019.

In addition to the wonderfully diverse fashion, design, craft and art stalls, there’s Tropical House and Ibiza sunset lounge music DJ performances throughout the evening to set the ambiance, flavoursome delicacies and a Belvedere drinks bar to keep you entertained and satisfied as you meander around the indoor market.

The Night Market showcases upcoming artists and brands, giving them a platform to showcase their talents to a broader and greater market. Expect a complete market and lifestyle experience, networking session with locals who boast a diverse culture of a cosmopolitan Cape Town, authentic shopping experience and enlightenment of current social trends. 

The venue boasts a refreshingly up-beat tropical themed space, its eccentricity seeded through the illustrious greenery, décor and refurbishing’s with bold splashes of bright colour to alleviate guests from ever a dull moment.

Mala Bryan, the owner of Kweyol Restaurant & Bar at Botanik Social House is the one creating the mouth-watering market-style food for the evening. Her passion lies in sharing her culture as well as her diverse recipes inspired by her hometown St.Lucia. Mala’s authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine ranges from jerk chicken skewers to a variety of curries to make you weak at the knees.  

Entrance to the winter night markets is free of charge. Each guest is welcomed by a complimentary Belvedere cocktail upon arrival between 6 and 7pm.

For more information on the night markets check out the Facebook Event Page. For vendor inquiries/applications please email

*Please Drink Responsibly. Not For Sale To Persons Under The Age Of 18


Where: 54 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

When: First Thursday 5 September 2019

Contact:  081 462 5076

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Exhibiting vendors included:

M Fashion Projects, Demiurge d’Afrique, Lakota Inspirations, Afrikwinz Den, Chi Ka Be, Zizamele Ceramics, Urban Huntress, Flock It, Indulgence, Ally Mae, Cover Me Pretty, Wear Fresh, Knext, Biome Jewellery, Tahira Lifestyle Boutique, Moonshadow Artistry, The Eden Shop, Deep Settle Movement, Sugar Tong Tong, Made with love and passion, Bohemian Bali Boutique, Crystal Stories, Malaville, Atelier Royale, Thabile, Vivacious Eco Vixon, Susan Didcott, Antique Ethiopian Jewellery, Hallo Jane, Genie, Shika Afrika, Willow Tree Designs, OGCT, Mind Your Head, Original Cape Town, Mood Studios, Petrichor Oils, NVME, Lush & Dawn, Kit, Unsung Art and Babra.

First Thursdays Branch out to Queen Victoria Road
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A Forestry of Film, Fashion, Flavour and Festivities

(Cape Town, South Africa) Queen Victoria Road was a bustle at this month’s very festive First Thursday fiesta. Migrating the festivities from the traditional Bree Street soiree of art and bar hopping to the newly manifested Art flick and Winter Night market attractions, respectively.

Queen Victoria Road runs parallel to the Company Gardens. A green tree-lined setting leading up to the planetarium nestled beside Cape Town’s Urban Oasis – 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Here the illustrious Quentin Tarrantino Movie Nights take place.

Situated a stone’s throw away, at 54 Queen Victoria Road, is the Botanik Social House (in the old Land Bank building) which debuted its First Thursday Night Market on July 4th. Doors opened to public at 6pm, ideal for pursuers and consumers meandering across from the previously established art avenue which kicks off at 17:00.

The venue, an indoor forestry blossoming with towering trees and greenery springing from every pocket. 36 Vendors welcomed guests to peruse and purchase a plethora of goods from clothing, accessories and jewellery to bags, beauty and even doggy beds. The venue was exquisitely decorated with all the bells and whistles of a market, come restaurant / bar / nightclub – an interesting mix leaving no guests standing idle with little to see or do

Entrance to these monthly winter night markets is free of charge. Each guest is welcomed by a complimentary cocktail upon arrival between 6 and 7pm. Belvedere brand-led the launch event (no alcohol offered to under 18’s of course), with Hendricks taking the lead in August.

Kweyol restaurant’s Afro-Caribbean street style cuisine was catered by Chef Mala Bryan – adding a tasteful touch to the evening. Says Bryan “I’m so thrilled to see my vision for this night market come to life. It was an honour to have so many wonderful vendors and exhibitors participating in this event. With such a great uptake from the attendees we’ll be expanding the culinary options even further for the upcoming night markets. It means a great deal to me to have such a positive response to a cuisine so close to my heart.”

Back up the road at 15 on Orange, the Cult Classic Movie nights featured award-winning film Pulp Fiction. A solid three-hour journey of non-stop action starring power cast - John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis.

Inglorious Basterds, featuring lead actor, Brad Pitt lines up for August 1st 2019. Tickets are R185 per person and includes the movie, dinner wrap, popcorn, sweets, date balls and Coco fair chocolate. Arrival drinks prepared by Wixworth Gin. Coco fair hot chocolate served during interval. Guest arrival from 6:30, with movie commencing at 7:15pm. Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. For more info go to the Facebook Event Page or book tickets direct via QUICKET.

For more information on the night markets check out the Facebook Event Page. For vendor inquiries please email