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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts,...

Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.

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A market for souvenirs

Stall after stall of the same products for sale. Some stall keepers were pushy others friendly and laid back. You need to bargain! We bought a couple of things.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just off Long Street is a remarkable sort of pop up market. There are rows and rows of supposedly native arts and crafts. The volume is remarkable. Most stalls sell about the same stuff but it is fun too look at. We spent about an hour but bought nothing.

Thank csfinch@springmail.com
Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went right when the market opened to buy gifts for my nieces and nephews. These are the local entrepreneurs and I knew that the money I spent was staying with people I was purchasing from. They will try to highball you as a tourist but that is to be expected. They also are willing to bargain and it is... More 

Thank sessalousie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stall after stall of the same products for sale. Some stall keepers were pushy others friendly and laid back. You need to bargain! We bought a couple of things.

Thank ozzie5melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a square with a lot of craft things to sell but the sellers don't show the price, and if you want to look something , they bother you trying to negotiate. And we found better prices for the same products in various stores around long street and victoria e Alfred mall and waterfront !

Thank Patricia S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a daily market that gets set up in the square and it is a fun place to shop and interact with local residents. No doubt some of the wares are not super authentic, but there is a wide range of goods and I found lots of great items to purchase. There is usually some local entertainment going on,... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

"Please, it will be my first sale of the day and bring me good luck the rest of the day" (1 pm) Most shops sell the same merchandise and make it difficult to just look around.

Thank 2much2miss
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected South African curios, but found mostly North African vendors selling North African products. Not very cheap, I might add. Good place to browse if you have time on hand.

Thank Dean M
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxed friendly market close to the main tourist spots of Central Cape Town - lots of crafts & souvenirs to choose from ...

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Greenmarket Square you'll find an extensive selection of marvellous artwork. There are some seriously creative exhibitors here. Make sure you haggle 😉

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Ocoee, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the market we stopped for lunch and were entertained by several groups on the corner of Streetmarket and Shortmarket. Wish we had a longer time to stay there.

Thank SanAntonioGigi

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