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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts,...

Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.

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Cheap place to get souvenirs

Greenmarket Square has a few stalls to walk around but they all seem to be selling the same stuff wood carvings, Jewellery, paintings and t shirts. I traveled through Kenya... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jason S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Greenmarket Square has a few stalls to walk around but they all seem to be selling the same stuff wood carvings, Jewellery, paintings and t shirts. I traveled through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe and they all sold everything at this market nothing sold at this market would draw any new people. Must say things are cheap so if you... More 

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Cayenne, French Guiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take your Time and contribute to help people from the townships while buying things in this market. Negociate the price genlty and take back some good memories from there. I really recommend this safe market.

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Thank isayade
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

However be ready to be 'hassled' and you can barter the price. Definitely a good stop if you need to pick up a few souvenirs to bring home as gifts.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Greenmarket Square so the market was directly outside our hotel door. The products on offer were expensive and definitely designed to capture the tourist dollar. The most exciting thing about the market was watching the vendors pack up their wears every night and then arrive back at 6.30am to put it all up for the day. These... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to browse but more geared towards tourists as the wares are typical SA fleemarket goods so not appealing to local spenders.

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Thank Santa E
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never-ending touting by vendors. I suspect much of the product on sale is made in China. Quality poor.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Green Market vendors have to set up and take down their wares every single day. There is a lot of competition, and some of the vendors have a lot of need, therefore there is high pressure. But you are doing good by supporting them, and you'll get some neat African products. They may not be all locally made, or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic area of the city, surrounded by great buildings and churches. If you're into "souvenirs, this is the place to visit, but don't be afraid to "negotiate" the price asked!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of us who like to bring home souvenirs of the places we have been to, this flea market is worth a visit. It is near the city center and is quite small but there are many interesting buys.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a ton of local artisans and goods, but don't be fooled. Be sure to bargain! And definitely check out the lady who makes silver jewelry on the corner.

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