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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 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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Lots of great souvenirs

Enjoyed shopping here and bartering with the sellers. Bought some beautiful South African beadwork to take home with me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
trvldawn
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed shopping here and bartering with the sellers. Bought some beautiful South African beadwork to take home with me.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely marketplace especially for the tourist you can find anything from Jewellry ,Clothes ,old books to African artifacts. Nice just to walk around and enjoy the market .

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Curepipe, Mauritius
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hi. Nice to walk around to have a look but very commercial. all selling same stuff. nothing outstanding. keep chasing you to buy which prevents you from walking relaxed. prices differ a lot from one seller to another. have to bargain. i would recommend the shop just on the side as prices are much better and are shown (so more... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a lot of the same. It was ok... The quality of the crafts is a lot to be desired. It was a disappointment. I would go somewhere else for souvenirs.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not a favourite of flea markets but this one I can do. A lot of interesting items in-between the obvious "aimed at foreign tourist" items. The most interesting part was the people watching and seeing all the cultures mingle - definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At this market you can find many different African articles. If you like bargaining this is the place for you. Many articles are expensive if you ask a first time, but you can easily reduce the price with 40 or 50 percent. The square around the market is nice with some good coffee places and small restaurants. Nice place to... More 

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is always teeming with tourists like myself looking for a bargain to buy stuffs made in Africa to take back home.The things on display are very colorful like the masks and the dolls and animal sculptures.We had to bargain hard and they would give us a discount of 40-60% depending on our skills.

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Thank Ash_paul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The market was full of character but the stalls all mostly sold the same stuff but worth a visit nonetheless

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit with local street musicians to entertain you whilst having a lunch of drink in the restaurants that surround the square, pity the Police move them on.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I shopped some of the vendors of the square in search of local products to take home to the states. We were delighted to interact with several vendors who enjoyed bartering and made us feel that we had gotten good prices on quality merchandise.

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