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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to this market and both times have been a challenge. Outside of the market is pretty rough. The first year I was hounded by beggars who overwhelmed me. This year my friend tried to use an ATM across the street...More

Thank W5432LLjessicah
Reviewed 3 days ago

Large market square completely filled with stalls and vendors selling pretty much anything you might want.

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went during the day - not many people there outside the people who were there to sell you stuff. Mostly the same stuff from booth to booth. Very few had original items. Not really worth bothering to go see as a destination, as we...More

Thank m2swim
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are some nice things along with the typical African tourist stuff, but no matter what you get, be sure to negotiate one the price. You can get a pretty good deal, especially if you shop for an item and compare among several of the...More

Thank The5MRanch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has a lot of souvenir shops, which specialize in local arts and other products. Some clothes shops are there too. Quite a lot of beggars asking for money.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

The huge market held daily in Greenmarket Square houses every type of gee-gaw imaginable...most rubbish...but it is worth just to browse, so long as one's bag is firmly across your shoulder and sitting in front on your stomach, with a hand on top...don't underestimate the...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a street market, but I cannot call "street market". Take care about the pickpocket. Nothing interesting to buy, not well organised place. Take care about yourself walking down there!!

Thank Felipe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your typical tourist trap with lot's of booths with African items carvings, jewelry, cloths, on and on. If you buy bargain with them. You can offer about about a 2/3 of what they are asking. You will most likely be approached by baggers....More

Thank sjt817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rather classic touristy type of market with hippy-like vendors. We were there as they were closing down and they seemed a bit desperate.

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in our 16 day tour of south africa, this market has the best prices and choices for shopping. everything is negotiable, dont be afraid to walk away to get the best price. just watch your wallet, dont flash money like any other city, there is...More

Thank blustig77
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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
6 March 2017|
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Response from onthewing | Reviewed this property |
The market isn't enclosed, it's just out there on a closed-off street. In the middle of downtown, so yes, wheelchair accessible for sure. As for parking, it seemed to be just street parking.We were on foot so didn't pay much... More
Judy V
23 January 2017|
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Response from john f | Reviewed this property |
they didn't like American money, SAR is easily available at atms . they do bargain, but, prices did great, if I got it cheaper, I gave them the rest as a too, its not required, but, they are so nice.