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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Burg St | Corner Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice, relaxed market full of African souvenirs and handicrafts. It’s low key and friendly. Be ready to barter for your purchase!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 47LouiseC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit market for a look at the African artist displaying their arts for sale in addition to African cotton shirts and dresses. Bargain is a must here as the asking price is usually multiplied by 5 to start with. A fun place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Eurodisney30Jan
Reviewed August 21, 2019

Despite all the reviews stating that it is a tourist trap and how the goods are not worth it, if you visit with a bit of cultural sensitivity, it is worth the visit. Know that some of the goods are authentic and some are not....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tonytsheng
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Quote pricy and nothing really out of ordinary. Also didnt like the area too much. We went there on a Sunday morning and it was very quite... which didnt add to the experience.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank muehlser2
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

The Greenmarket Square in Cape Town is colorful, vibrant, lively and lovely. It is a must visit for any traveler in Cape Town mainly to see the vendors selling some great African arts. If you are good at bargaining, then you may find some awesome...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 716sachink
Reviewed July 10, 2019

The square is a "must see" for all visitors to Cape Town. The problem is that all the stalls sell the same African art and there is not much variety available. The square is surrounded by some coffee shops and restaurants but even that was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Almero D
Reviewed July 2, 2019

I was in Town the other day and found myself taking a peek at Green market Square, when I was much younger we used to go to the flea market's because they were more affordable, I must have taken a quick route through because the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The treasures must be hidden because they are not on show. We passed through the market on a number of occasions during our stay on the way to or from our accommodation at Cartwright's Corner of Adderley Street. Not once did we feel ill at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 247miked
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

I have ready some of the other reviews and say that unlike other people I found the market stress free and relaxed and not heavy sell. A wide variety of African art designed for tourist consumption is available from the numerous stalls. If you don't...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

The market is not what it used to be! It is now a dusty stressful tourist trap where you are compelled to buy goods from the aggressive storekeepers. I was harrassed from the moment I got out of my car by beggars. One even followed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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solanged5
October 14, 2019|
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Response from 247miked | Reviewed this property |
It probably was!!!!! Seriously I do not know as they are local market stalls and not static. Have to be put up by hand. Try logging into Tourist information.
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Elise J
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Bucky1836 | Reviewed this property |
Officially, 9am-5pm, but they'll sell earlier if you're there with money and they'll start closing up at 4 if it's a slow day.
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Elise J
February 28, 2018|
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Response from W5432LLjessicah | Reviewed this property |
9 to 5 according to their website. Be cautious and watchful in this area. We witnessed a necklace snatching and credit card theft just feet from the market perimeter. Once inside the perimeter security is tight.
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