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Long Street

Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife
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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I visited Long street during the weekend and was again moved by the busy life. there are shops with various goods to offer and lively peiople in the street. there are also lovely old buildings that stood the test of time.

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Israel
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner at the hamburger royale which was very good. I had hoped to catch a beer and some live music from one of the many bars. I was constantly bothered by beggers and people on the street making the feeling very unpleasant. Every corner had security people and the police constantly patroled but did nothing to clean up... More

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The Mount, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was just nice to walk in cape town but i didn't found something special walking on Long Street! It is a normal road and there is nothing of wow

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There where some great buys and unique items to be had. I'm upset I did not get all that I wanted...now I have to go back. Also, if you are like books, take some time going through some of the books at the book stores...you may find some first editions of things out of print in the US.

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Puchong, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A very convenient area to stay during you visit. Not like the city center, this is the area where activities happen around the clock. With lots of bar, pub and eateries, I strongly suggest anyone who is visiting Cape Town to book a stay here. I ve stayed in the city center before and i would strongly recommend this area... More

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Jordan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loads of restaurants and bars. Beautiful shops with exquisite one off pieces at Tribal Collections..Turkish bath is fun and enjoy the steam baths..

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I think that this street is way too talked up. I was expecting an awesome party atmosphere but it seems as though it is just the only place to go late at night. There are a few good bars here, but nothing that stands out as something special or unique. While it isnt way worse than any other main city... More

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Sydney
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This street is divided into the lower and the upper part. As the name indicates, it is a long street!! Abounding in shops and a vast number of restaurants, Pubs and eateries which mostly cater to young foreigners, it is an action filled street. We spent three nights at the Long Street Boutique Hotel and were first hand witnesses to... More

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Despatch, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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