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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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All reviews stalls selling stall holders african curios green market square stall owners nice market flea market t shirts buy souvenirs souvenir shopping for sale local art buy something long street free walking worth a visit walk around
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love hand made knick-knacks this place is for you. You can send hours here and still won't realize how the time flies by. I remember clearly spending close to 4 hours here. Visiting each and every shop and looking at their display was...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get ready to haggle with the vendors.. you can get lots of hand made items here. Souvenir tees and at better prices than in the stores. I was told lots of pick pockets hang around here.. I went alone and everything went smooth.. lots of...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Green-market is a good place to get unique African goods from masks, paintings, to clothing apparel and souvenirs. It can be overwhelming at first but I suggest walking around to all of the shops first before purchasing anything as you may be able to...More

Thank OverjoyedK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But watch your camera, purse, all your belongings. There are pick pockets abound. Nice articles for sale. Negotiate Negotiate! Kind people. Will follow you all over for a sale!

1  Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 September 2018

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.

1  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
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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.
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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.
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StaySaneInCrazyTimes
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
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