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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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+254 746 002257
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All reviews stalls selling stall holders african curios green market square nice market stall owners outdoor market flea market buy souvenirs souvenir shopping t shirts for sale buy something local art long street worth a visit walk around
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Reviewed 5 days ago

good place to find souvenirs from cape town city and african local products, will come again to view the uniqueness of south africa

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Fahmie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the market. Good variety of art and collectibles at a good price. You'll have to barter but don't be afraid to, it's expected! People were friendly but everyone wanted you to buy something - so something to be aware of. There were some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fiforfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But negotiate to get a good deal or you could pay too much. There is also a street off the square that offers higher end stuff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ahendren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love wondering around Greenmarket Square looking for curious and clothes to take home. Its a lovely little place in the middle of town and there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants nearby. Crafters gather here to show their wares, it sometimes feels like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank TravelYoung
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am selling sandals in whole sale at favourable price. If interested we will discuss price. I see you have assorted african wears.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kephoebe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Greenmarket Square in downtown Cape Town is a great place to find authentic African crafts. The vendors sell their wares out of small covered booths (most are about 10’ x 10’). The market is open every day, but the number of vendors varies by the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tomar98
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Greenmarket square is the place to go for curios, trinkets, artwork, and even African clothing. I passed this market square quite a few times during my stay and it was enjoyable enough to go here to browse as most of the vendors were selling similar...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NJM0Mof1
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We came on a weekday afternoon and purchased most of the gift we brought home. Not a bad market if you dont mind haggling a little bit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank hpink43
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

I live in CPT. I used to love chilling here, but lately the shopkeepers have been pushy and aggressive! This last time I only stayed about 5 minutes, I got sick of "Nice price! Nice price! Look is free! Why you rude!" at every single...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TiredSoloWalker
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This place is just located in the center of the city. Its an open area market where you can buy different types of gifts of African Culture. Paintings, Jewelry (not valuable ones), bags, magnets, handmade animal statues made of marble, beads and other materials, clothes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Aslan B
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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 876juanq | 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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