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Greenmarket Square

Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a magical and beautiful place. If I ever have the pleasure of returning, I would definitely plan a very different day. Which would be this: Depending on the weather - layering is always a safe bet. I would only bring what would I could wear ( binoculars, on a bungee style harness) and one carry type item -... More 

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Pretoria
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174 reviews 174 reviews
99 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Well worth a walk through if you are looking for some African curios this is the place to come. There are a large variety from various parts of Africa. It used to be mainly local, but now a days you can find the same here as in the West African Markets in Ghana. we've been through here a number of... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Have been here several times with friends and always seem to come away with a few things lots to look at and see from all over Africa worth a visit

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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347 reviews 347 reviews
127 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

To be honest we stumbled upon this African Market while looking for a snack lunch and the sightseeing bus stop. So we were delighted to see so many stalls all selling African goods, carved wood, textiles, Ostrich Eggs, etc. There was a lot to see. We did manage to buy some items and could have spent a long time quietly... More 

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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you looking for something typically African buy it from here ,I found similar stuff at Waterfront but majorly overpriced .As it is market there are lots to see and choose from and you can easily haggle

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Surrey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There is so much to see. Many goods are crammed into the booths. You can find all types of African curios that you may want to pick up as souvenirs. The vendors are not pushy which is so different from other countries I've visited. If you show some interest, they will start talking and it is very easy to negotiate... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I loved this market n visited twice, first to buy gifts for friends n the again cause I kept thinking about the coconut hand made marimba, a musical instrument and a hand painted Drum, a lion canvas! Saw nothing like them in big malls or stores. Picked all of them on the 2nd visit! My friends back home r fascinated... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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621 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Greenmarket Square is a very lively and bustling square in the center of Cape Town. Full of stalls selling all manner of curios, it is a must see/ must visit while visiting the Mother City. Highly recommended!

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Decatur, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had no idea what the Greenmarket was.Thought it was a mall or store of high tech eco friendly products. Wrong. Street vendors setting up mostly ignored me. Few were enaging. There was one extraordinary salesman. Haggled little in S.A. Had no cash just plastic (aka credit cards). Walked away. Did NOT expect him to follow me. Obviously vendors watch each... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a nice place for crafts shopping. A tip is to go in the morning. It is not so crowded and the sellers are still a bit sleepy!

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