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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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love the street, could do without the drug dealers

this is the place i always choose to stay, but it feels unsafe walking around when people randomly stop you to ask you if you'd like cocaine... seriously!!! way too many beggars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sohanainderjith
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Durban, South Africa

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of people told us that we should go there. Well, must admit we were pretty disappointed. Noisy, dirty with loads of bars, which did not have a very inviting effect on me. But can imagine, that it is the kind of place for young backpackers. Only place I realla liked there was the Restaurant Fork on 84 Long... More 

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Thank Macfliege
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looking for street markets with real African goods? Go to Long Street. There were large street markets off a couple of the intersecting streets and we had a great time looking at the local wares. Two stores on Long Street were of particular interest. The only one whose name I can remember was the Pan African Mall. This was a... More 

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Thank Sally J
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is the place i always choose to stay, but it feels unsafe walking around when people randomly stop you to ask you if you'd like cocaine... seriously!!! way too many beggars, that do not accept a no. on the other hand though, i love the festive vibe, the random drum circle on long market street, the food at the... More 

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Thank sohanainderjith
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great bar's in long street. You can do bar hopping and have lots of fun, very close to Waterfront and hotels. So make sure you pass through this area.

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Thank Christiaan C
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of undesirable people. Many desperate poor people about begging and annoying me. The CBD used to be a lovely place before 1994 when the ANC took Government.

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Thank Max R
South Africa
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90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I took a walk to Long street on NYE and all I can say......I was afraid being there. It was full of drunk, unruly people, spilling out on the roads. Bottles everywhere. People were even throwing cans from the club balconies above. Not enough security. We left immediately.

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Thank Durban21
Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Some times expectations are not meet.. and this was the case. Although I loved to see the buildings the street itself didn't impress me.

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Thank accfoliveira
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a Hurricane or two you could be convinced that you are in New Orleans. Many bars. Many places to eat. Many boutiques. You can't go to Capetown and not go to Long street.

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Thank john w
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great street to walk or just sit in one of the cafes and let the world go by. A lot of different shops and lots od quirky bars and cafes. Must be a great place to have a drink in the evening as well

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Thank Theresa K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most well known streets in Cape Town where you find all sorts of shops , restaurants ,bars , clubs and pubs . Comes alive at night you can have fun just walking down the street .

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