The Versatile Kikoy Pareo- At The Bay Harbour Market

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With summer approaching, finding a multi-functional item that can be used as a beach towel, sarong, throw, wrap, scarf, table lay and picnic blanket is an investment!

It’s called the kikoy pareo – hand-loomed and manufactured from 100% cotton, backed by a thin towelling layer on the reverse side.

Bay Harbour Market has hosted trader Kikoy for the past six years. The company was founded by Ana Drabbe who says being at Bay Harbour Market has enriched her business.

“I tried several markets before joining Bay Harbour Market and when I managed to eventually get accepted as a trader, my business took off.  I now have a permanent ‘retail outlet’ where people can come to purchase my products.  Before I was doing weekend markets and having to set up and breakdown each day. It was soul-destroying! Bay Harbour Market, being one of the most popular markets in Cape Town for both locals and tourists alike, has a great pull and is known to be quirky with great interesting stalls and gastronomy. It was a winning move, the marketing opportunities that present itself by trading at Bay Harbour are endless.”

“I’ve actually just finished an order for Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve, called Ulusaba – Pride ‘n Purpose.”

Kikoy pareos are available in bright and pastel colours, ideal for spring and summer. Visit Bay Harbour Market to find the perfect kikoy pareo for you!

Regretfully no pets allowed at the market.

For more information about the traders and what they have to offer, please do visit Bay Harbour Market on