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Long Street

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
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Tarrytown, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Went here to go shopping during the daytime and then back again at night to go to the bars. It reminds me a little bit of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, with the balconies at many restaurants. Check out the Royale Eatery.

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Cape Town
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193 reviews 193 reviews
130 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Over the years the reputation of Long Street has fell worse the the rand dollar exchange rate, this still does not mean we do not trade with rands and dollars, we just do with caution. yes be careful of pick pockets and beggars but if you have not experienced Long Street you have to, at least once in your life,... More

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South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the turkish baths, do not expect a spa or resort type experience. The baths were built in 1927, and the baths maintain that era. The changing room were small private cubicles with beds and curtains, the sauna is lovely and hot and the steam and wet rooms were clean and hot. The plunge pool is basic but clean.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

long street is a fascinating mix of fashion shops, coffee places, pubs and restaurants. it starts from the convention center (lower long street) and goes through CBD and all the way up to orange road where it changes name to kloof street and goes through the most viby part of gardens. here you get a good feeling of local life... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Filled with interesting little cafes and bars, Long street is known for being a vibey place to go out at night. And it is. However, in more recent years the level of pickpocketing has gone up, so you need to just be aware of that and be more careful if you're pub crawling along the street (i.e. if you're a... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
88 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Fun to walk down taking pictures and browsing the gift shops during the day. I would not feel comfortable here at night.

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Cape Town
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

At night, the only sensible way to view Long Street is through the slit windows of an Armoured Personnel Carrier. The only sensible team to take with you is a highly trained group of SWAT operatives. This is of course awkward if you're just out with your mates - frag grenades and tequilas are not a good combination. Long Street... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The best of busy nightlife and craft shops. We spent a happy hour or two wandering along this busy street, especially in the 'must do' African Trading House, packed to the gunnels with amazing art and crafts. Be prepared to haggle though as the craft markets here are expensive compared to the more rural and suburban markets.

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cape town
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I love Long Street. A colourful, diverse, exciting, energetic street. Filled with exciting shops, wonderful restaurants, many pubs, cafe, bookshops....colourful people, exciting night life. You have not seen Cape Town if you have not visited Long Street!

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Wow!!! What a vibrant social life, we explored it on a tuesday night but it looked like a weekend night and had a bit of trouble trying to get parking. Otherwise lively and full on, we did a bit of pub crawling and everywhere was good, music, atmosphere and drinks. I would certainly go back again, a place to be... More

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