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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of...

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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If you are looking to buy some art & crafts the Greenmarket Square Flea Market is excellent. Located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Cape Town between Short and long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to buy some art & crafts the Greenmarket Square Flea Market is excellent. Located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Cape Town between Short and long Market Streets. They is plenty of stalls selling local art, crafts, fabrics and artefact's. Its fashionable to banter & haggle over the price. The Greenmarket Square is edges by... More 

Thank Ellemay
Vereeniging, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great environment. Felt safe walking the streets at night from restaurants or the Waterfront. Very close to transport with the City Sightseeing office and bus about 15m from the apartment! Modern and clean apartment, great views of the Table Mtn from the balcony. The noise by the traders as they pack and unpack in the mornings and late afternoons were... More 

Thank zee72015
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greenmarket Square offers a great location for the market. The goods are clearly aimed entirely at tourists and the quality looks pretty variable. We were not hassled and found traders willing to bargain, especially towards the end of the day.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and pleasant experience of real African arts & crafts, in a safe environment. Stay as long as you want and enjoy the athmosphere, even if you don't buy anything.

Thank Johan L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to get African art. The people were very friendly. We kept being told a family member made certain wood art however, we found the same wood art all over Cape Town. Though this was something we heard all the time, the stuff was still beautiful and fairly cheap. A great place to spend the day,

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an arts and crafts stall located in the center of the city. It is filled with mom and pop stalls run by many different types of Africans. We met stall owners from DRC, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Mainly tourist type of stuff, but worth a look. ( we actually went in 2012).

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Been to lots of markets in lots of places, this rates way up there. Do not pay what they first suggest, really haggle and go around the stalls, the price will rapidly fall.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Being in S. Africa for shopping prices are low-But not for every thing..They will haggle you to death...They will surround you as a group if you do not buy..IT GETS SCARY..Better to dress the part-before shopping...Many of this stuff is the same price on EBAY-Their handmade fabric is the best-Buy carefully...Don't eat the food in the market...Many people there still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Most everything here is for tourists. Same stuff you see all over the place. I asked prices of several items I had seen elsewhere and the opening offer, of course you have to negotiate heavily, was higher here. We looked but didn't buy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Like any market selling souvenirs for tourists, this place is about the buyers trying to haggle the best price and the sellers doing what sellers do best. Colourful, some nice music in the square and nice cafes. Don't stop and look too intently unless you really want to buy because any casual interest will be taken as a genuine sales... More 

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