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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Activities: Nightlife

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Vibrant but seedy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great night, great fun. Make sure you too it off with a trip to the Burger Shack! (Watch out for street thieves)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fun place. Good bars. I went there at night and it was very lively. Some good restaurants too! However, it can be a little sketchy at night so be careful.

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Bujumbura Mairie Province, Burundi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A must for night life lover. Great party athmosphere.This street is a mix of bars, restaurants, shops, cafes, museums, curio stores, some theatres, hotels and a lot of entertainment venues. You have not seen Cape Town if you have not visited Long Street! I Wanna go back again and again. Although it can be dangerous if you travel alone.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our first impresson was not really good. But a second visit gave us another impression. That was when we arrived by Boem street and reached a more interesting part with shops and eateries. Some of the shops at number 76 were quite a sight!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Located in the heart of the city this is one place you do not wanna miss. Quite during the day, this place transforms at night. There are of pubs to choose from. One of the more popular clubs "The Loop" is located a little off long street. You get options for Indian food as well via multiple joints. A word... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Along with Green Market Sq a walk along Long Street is a must to get the party vibe of Cape Town. Long Street has great shopping and a large variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants to take your pick from. You can visit at night, but like any major city you need to be careful.

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Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's Located in the city centre of cape town, with a great atmosphere all the day long except at late night that could be dangerous. You cAn find all kind of shops with very good prices, better than the malls (Waterfront, canal walk...) and also a lot of pubs to eat or drink something enjoying the atmosphere around. Even at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were there for new years celebrations ,in day time this street is quite okay .At night it comes alive with bars and clubs and one can easily bar hop here .Eateries are quite cheap and environment is safe

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