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Greenmarket Square

Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Flea & street markets, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Owner description: Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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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Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

As far as open street market shopping goes this is five star. Set on the cobbled square in the heart of the mother city under shady trees, surrounded by beautiful Cape architecture the location is a beauty in itself. As far as the traders go you will find every African artifact you could wish for here, though many stalls sell... More 

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Interesting central square with many pop-up stalls selling African nic-nacs. May be interesting for the tourist looking for that old capetown atmosphere of ad hoc road vendors selling their wares. The area is reminiscent of squares seen in buenos aires argentina, or venice italy where the surrounding 4 boundary buildings house cafes looking at the square. Head around the corner... More 

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Bedford, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Give yourself some time to poke around. Do not pay the first price... bargain, bargain, bargain... Many vendors offer similar items so figure out what their bottom line is by shopping around an offering less and less to see what they really want for the item. Plenty to choose from so give yourself some time....

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North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

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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349 reviews 349 reviews
128 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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