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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s certainly worth a visit and a stroll around, but the begging has an edge to it, even during the daytime. Avoid eye contact and walk with purpose - they will follow you for quite some time. Keep valuables out of sight, or don’t take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scottasaigon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel was just a street away from Long Street. Its a very busy street lovely atmosphere and lots of tourists on this street. As for safety there are many security patrolling along the streets for your safety both at night and during the day....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SHDD
Reviewed 2 days ago

we went on a Friday night and was not for us. too loud and busy - we are middle aged!! not our sort of music.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mars2512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great places to eat and drink at reasonable prices with good atmosphere. You might be approached by beggars but just ignore them and walk on. Scam artists about, so be aware. There are many security guards in green uniforms who are provided by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've frequented eateries and watering holes up and down Long Street for many years. Watch your camera, don't flash your phone and do not engage drug pedlars. If they hear a foreign accent they will stick to you like a nit. Stay alert and walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacqui695
Reviewed October 28, 2018

A happening area with some nice stores and very good restaurants. Located in the old section of Cape Town. Gets very busy at night with the clubs and bars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a busy street with lots of stores and restaurants. The city site seeing tour bus office is also found in the lower end of the street. However what stood out more for me on this street was the amount of beggars here and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Coryy20
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I would recommend Long street for anyone who is looking for clubs/bars at night. Week nights on long street are fairly calm and is a good time to go if you want a relaxing evening. It truly comes to life on Friday and Saturday nights...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BlackClarkKent
Reviewed October 13, 2018

You cannot miss Long Street if you are visiting Town - No Way. Because I am sure you would be taking the Hop on Hop Off / City Sightseeing bus to visit the famous places of the city - And in doing so you are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Probably the street with the biggest bar density in CT. Worth going for a drink and some souvenirs during the day or night.

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 15, 2016|
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Response from Bluet23 | Reviewed this property |
General rule of thumb, everything in CT closes at 7/8pm unless in the Waterfront. But long street bars and clubs are open till late.
January 16, 2015|
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Response from R_Stephane_L | Reviewed this property |
Also agree with TravelfeetZA : i won't do shopping on this street. Keep a one hour walking to visit it and then have diner somewhere and some bar music. That's it! There is nothing special on this street for shopping.
January 16, 2015|
Response from Manny K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I went to eat on Long Street. The restaurants were open. Enjoy!