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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Great place to pick up some souvenier

Good selection of crafts - many of the vendors seemed to be from East Africa. Lots of woodworking and carvings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife works near the Green Market Square and while I was waiting for to finish work one afternoon, I took a walk thru the market. I was very disappointed. All the curios are the same, nothing special.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Cape Town in South Africa the Greenmarket Square is a must-see. Especially to get some great souvenirs to bring back home. Stay alert and keep an eye on your possessions at all time (better safe than sorry, right?) and make sure you negotiated prices. The minute the traders see you as tourist, their prices will go... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This street market in the heart of Cape Town is clearly aimed at tourists. But thats not necessarily a bad thing! Its a happy jumble of souvenirs and curios and makes for a pleasant time. You should try to bargain since prices are flexible.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Good selection of crafts - many of the vendors seemed to be from East Africa. Lots of woodworking and carvings.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Greenmarket square is a vibrant market, selling items from various countries in Africa, not just south african artefacts. Conversations are also in different languages. On the whole you can pick up something as a curio and then find a cafe to sit and watch the interaction between stall holders and clients.

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preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We went in the middle of the day which was a mistake as it was fairly busy and boiling. Very friendly lively atmosphere but beware do not be lulled into a false sense of security pickpockets abound! Thoroughly recommended but do not get sucked in.

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san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

a lively market, though many of the goods are not local, though most are from other parts of Africa. Compare shop here and bargain like crazy... colorful, a neat area of the city

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Strolled through the market but saw much of the same from one stall to another. The bamboo clothing stall had beautiful clothes, but rather pricey. Vendors were rather lack-lustre despite it being a rather quiet Friday afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Simply a great experience to brows through all the stalls to see the lovely craft and art that is on display. A Good way to spend the morning or afternoon. Great to talk to the stall holders abouth their products.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

interesting place to walk around and see local vendors. it's only open during the day, but still might be something interesting to see

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Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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