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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Activities: Nightlife
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Buzzy but be careful!

There are lots of great cafes and restaurants on Long Street and a real city heartbeat. However, Long Street is a well established target area for pick pockets, who are really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are lots of great cafes and restaurants on Long Street and a real city heartbeat. However, Long Street is a well established target area for pick pockets, who are really swift, so take extra care with wallets, smart phones, passports etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

With so many pubs, restaurants, shops and bnb's your are totally spoiled for choice. A must see for all as the diversity and total uniqueness of each spot gives this every busy place its very own vibe and makes it truly cosmopolitan. A little downside are the ever dodgy street urchins who lurk around and thankfully quiet a number of... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Long Street is not my favourite place to be. I'll point out the fun stuff - great bars and drinks bars, some great burger joints and cafes (R-Café, Bobs, Beerhaus) all good places and amazing with a group of people and some great clubs at night. What's not good - the beggars that can roam in gangs and corner you,... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A vibrant collection of various shops, bars and restaurants - truely cosmopolitan. Beware of the traffic!!!

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

very fun and lively street. A little dicey at night, but many security people out to help protect people. Like a little New Orleans in South Africa. Some terrific restaurants on this street.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

For a Friday, it was not too busy and having visited before at night, Long Street was much different during the day! Much more serene. Loved the clothes in The Flying Fish! The gallery a few shops down had the most amazing artwork but at pretty high prices! A great place to spend the day!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Long street has some good antique shops and places to eat worth seeing during the day only.... I wouldn't have missed anything by not going to king street, some shady characters, gates on most stores,not tons of police around...worth of stop if it's during the day and looking to kill time,but not my cup of tea....I had lunch there which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I hate agree that it is both vibrant and seedy but it is. We feel perfectly safe walking to dinner and back to our hotel in the evening but I can't think that I would feel quite as safe after midnight. If you are carrying a "to-go" box of food you will be harassed by people on the street to... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Like others here have said - vibrant but seedy. Great choice of bars, pubs, restaurants, internet cafe's, and for the quick bite, burger shops. Good for shopping during the day, you may even get a haircut (at the barbers). Watch yourself at night - an assortment of beggars, thieves, 'lady's of the night' and transsexuals that can become quite aggressive... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Long Street really is the start of Cape Town city centre. It consists of umpteen places to eat and drink and also has several places for backpackers. It's lively and definitely has character but with this comes a certain seediness and take care of your belongings and your person- especially later in the eveining.

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