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Greenmarket Square

Burg St | corner Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“stalls selling” (33 reviews)
“stall holders” (22 reviews)
“african curios” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Burg St | corner Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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"stalls selling"
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"stall holders"
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"african curios"
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"green market square"
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"stall owners"
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"outdoor market"
in 8 reviews
"nice market"
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"flea market"
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"buy souvenirs"
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"souvenir shopping"
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"for sale"
in 22 reviews
"local art"
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"buy something"
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"long street"
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"free walking"
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"worth a visit"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is walking from our hotel it has lots of shops selling handicrafts but quite expensive you really need to bargain so get a good deal,you need to be aware with your purse and money.

Thank kiah05
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on the V&A and decided to visit the market. We consider ourselves to be street smart. The market stalls are filled up with some interesting stuff but, you can find it anywhere else in Cape Town. Please watch your back as people will...More

Thank BREN1992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide variety of African wares. The vendors are a bit on the aggressive side, but most are very nice to deal with. If you're looking for a souvenir to bring back from Cape Town, you're sure to find something in this market.

Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll never forget my first trip to Cape Town, over 10years ago, this market was a vibrant hub of artisans, fast forward to 2018, the market is filled with poorly made overpriced Afrijunk, sad to see this happen to a place that I genuinely was...More

Thank wendyinafrica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a comfortable place to be. Then I guess markets are like that. All african artifacts for sale. Much of a muchness . Maybe cheaper and more negotiable. but still the same

1  Thank Marc W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stallholders come from all over Africa so the crafts you find here represent different cultures and countries. Having said that, I have seen this stuff in other countries in Africa and much of it is mass produced. Some things, like wooden masks, look more genuine...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only came here since it was the starting point for our walking tour. There are some stalls selling souvenirs so you can find something nice to buy. Other than that, wouldn't really go out of my way to come here.

Thank Karim M
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

The stalls on Greenmarket square offer a wide variety of goods. Snooping through the stalls reveals numerous treasures, but what is interesting is that the store owners are majority foreign nationals.

Thank kdgarlipp
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

The market is one of the main attractions of Cape Town, it is not so wonderful but interesting to visit for a while, you will find many decorations and African objects. Always negotiate the price because it never costs what they initially say. You should...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I had not visited Greenmarket Square for years but we spent a night with our friends in their AirB&B last Monday and walked down the impressive Avenue and St George's Street and had lunch in Greenmarket Square. The stalls appeared to be less numerous. This...More

Thank georgestof
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Elise J
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Bucky1836 | Reviewed this property |
Officially, 9am-5pm, but they'll sell earlier if you're there with money and they'll start closing up at 4 if it's a slow day.
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Elise J
February 28, 2018|
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Response from W5432LLjessicah | Reviewed this property |
9 to 5 according to their website. Be cautious and watchful in this area. We witnessed a necklace snatching and credit card theft just feet from the market perimeter. Once inside the perimeter security is tight.
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StaySaneInCrazyTimes
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Juan Q | Reviewed this property |
No, they won't ship unless you buy inside a store, which might be more expensive, but sometimes they can surprise you with great bargains. There are plenty around the market. And if you fin something outside, It is always... More
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