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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Good selection of local crafts

This is a great craft market with plenty of local goods - scarves, loads of jewelry, wooden carved animals, wooden bowls, etc. prices are soft so bring your negotiating skills. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a great craft market with plenty of local goods - scarves, loads of jewelry, wooden carved animals, wooden bowls, etc. prices are soft so bring your negotiating skills. I love a bargain however, knowing that this is people's livelihood I get a discount but don't worry if I have paid $1-2 dollars more than I might have, because... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is right next to the long street but it is easy to miss as there are no sign boards. Suppose to be local South Africans selling their stuff but you will see people from Zimbabwe, Ghana etc. Nice place for bargain and buying local stuff. Make sure you are careful with what you expose..not always safe.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It has everything to be so good, but the aggressiveness of the vendors are a massive downer - and their souvenirs are not that much cheaper than other shops in town. I stayed there for 5 minutes and left. I really didn't feel like I could buy anything with that many people forcing me into their stuff!

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lots of unique gifts. My mom loves scarves, so she had a great time negotiating for scarves from the different vendors. We found this really unique stand that sold 100% bamboo cardigans. They can be worn 7 different ways. Fun way to shop!

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The square is like a flea market with lots of locals with their wares. Some interesting things like shark teeth etc. and jewellery and masks. At times one needs to watch the pockets and handbags.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a top spot to visit in the past but it seems now that most of the stalls buy their made for tourist stock from the same warehouse. Try to find the sellers who are making their own stuff, lots of kids clothes, we bought a little dress that smelt strongly of woodsmoke! I am pretty sure it was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In the centre of town, the old cobbled street and architecture gives a good insight to Old Cape Town. The flea market is always worth a look, and besides the african curios you may also find a good vinyl record inbetween.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Given that it's "winter" in S. Africa we weren't expecting huge throngs of people at Greenmarket Square. In fact we seemed to be the only tourists visiting the market when we passed through on two occasions. The vendors were extremely aggressive and we could not even pass by and pause for a moment to look before they were up in... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I had wanted to purchase some souvenirs for family members back home on our last day in Africa,but we ended up leaving this market with nothing because we were too overwhelmed by it all. We have traveled quite a bit, and visited many markets where haggling was involved, but we found it to be just a bit... More 

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Green market Square is a good place to purchase African curios. There are approximately 40 stalls selling hats, carvings, blankets, etc. I have never encountered any problems there. Perhaps because I know what I want, buy it and leave quickly. I don't haggle much figuring they need the money more than I. Everyone seems friendly and willing to negotiate price.... More 

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