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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been coming to Greenmarket Square since childhood & although it still has its magical charm, it has sadly become a market where most stalls sell the same thing & the vendors harass you so much that it makes it unpleasant. If it weren't for...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Cape Town but Greenmarket Square is really just a flea-market. No doubt tourists to South Africa will get more out of this than I did, so by no means is this a definitive review, so if you are looking for a place to...More

Thank vanessa_msolo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of souvenirs that are hand made. Typical flea market with stalls. People are friendly and pleasant to deal with. Take cash (Rand) and bargain with the sellers if you want an item. If you have limited time in the Cape Town area it...More

Thank lv2tvlatl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of stalls with inexpensive souvenir items to take home. But the quality of goods is average, and there are better shops in Cape Town to find unique and special crafts and art goods. However, it's enjoyable to walk around and to people...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody seems to have the same African prints, bowls, animals, and other touristy items. Make sure you negotiate the prices start out high.

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is located at the centre of Cape Town. It is good place to buy the African items, souvenirs at pretty cheap price if you have the ability to bargain. I would recommend visiting this place to buy good wooden souvenirs if you know how...More

Thank ruchirj07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made even better by Joe and the Ganja Muffins Baran had some great food and our waitress Lisa went the distance to make our meal pleasant

Thank Sellappa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good markets for African items. You can haggle for a better deal. There are lots of items to choose from. We also watched some traditional dancing!

Thank Maryke W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 October 2018 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
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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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