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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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Despatch, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed at the dirty state of this well-known street. I had not been there for close on 25 years. The only saving grace was the many buildings from days gone by.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was good to visit during the day with my family. But walking in a group at night from a restaurant to the hotel was dodgy. Loud music coming from bars, people hanging out on corners coming up to ask trying to sell us things. Probably ok for back packers who are used to this kind of action.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Must visit the street if like the night life. Nice place with bars pubs restaurants, very busy in the night. Just love it..... Wanna go back again and again

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Tarrytown, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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211 reviews 211 reviews
143 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
110 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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