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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Burg St | corner Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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If you know what you want and what you are prepared to pay this can provide a worthwhile shopping trip, but plan the shop and shop the plan, everything is (very) negotiable and plenty of lighthearted banter helps the bartering. I have had some very...More

Thank TeganThomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of the usual craft stalls in the square and certainly worth a look if you fancy something like this. Also worth looking up - amazing Art Nouveau buildings.

Thank David M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Lots of stalls here selling all sorts. Be sure to bargain hard and you will pick up some good items to take home.

Thank Aleks L
Reviewed 8 August 2018

a must see sight in capetown , check the stalls , buy the t-shirt , have a coffee , enjoy the music from the street perfomers

Thank elipaz
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I recommend that you take a walking tour so you will learn the significance of this square. Today it's a place where tourists can purchase artifacts but this place has a long history of being a busy market.

1  Thank Jihene80
Reviewed 25 June 2018

It is expected that you bargain and agree on pricing. Large selection of local art and crafts. Your photographs will come out quite colorful. I was able to purchase beautiful scarves with African motifs for loved ones at home.

2  Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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.

3  Thank kiah05
Reviewed 7 June 2018 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

3  Thank BREN1992
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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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Elise J
1 March 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.
Elise J
1 March 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.
11 September 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