We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (374)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stalls selling”(33 reviews)
“stall holders”(22 reviews)
“african curios”(17 reviews)
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
As featured in Cape Town on a budget
Burg St | corner Longmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Greenmarket Square
from US$ 54.86
More Info
from US$ 166.56
More Info
Reviews (1,208)
Filter reviews
818 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stalls selling stall holders african curios green market square nice market stall owners flea market buy souvenirs souvenir shopping for sale local art long street worth a visit walk around south africa vendors haggle
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 818 reviews
Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit Greenmarket Square by a South African friend. Lots of stalls and when we went (Friday approx midday), wasn’t too busy which was a relief because we were warned about pickpockets who are quick and clever apparently! Definitely barter on prices-...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 232leilah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is an African curio market with a huge amount of wares on offer. I must say that I doubt that all of the wares are made in South Africa as I saw identical masks and other curios that I had bought in central America...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lannie62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I like the energy of this square it is much too touristy. Vendors often charging prices for local goods that exceed the price of those international goods in the U.S. simply because someone will be dumb enough to pay that price. That being said,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a quick stop for a trinket or two. Quality is not very good and costs can be high if you don’t haggle the price. Food in the area is average... had a nice lemonade though ... it was pricy for Cape Town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2712savio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a lot smaller that I imagined. Yes there are trinkets etc. but become repetitive after you've walked a bit. Some of the stall vendors are outright rude but some are nice. Would skip it if I were pressed for time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank putriamelia
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 114 nearby hotels
ONOMO Hotel Cape Town - Inn On The Square
177 reviews
.03 km away
Tudor Hotel
118 reviews
.08 km away
Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
940 reviews
.15 km away
Grand Daddy Hotel
416 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,304 nearby restaurants
madam taitou
229 reviews
.08 km away
cafe Roux Cape Town
143 reviews
.12 km away
Fork Restaurant
1,917 reviews
.09 km away
Tiger's Milk - Long Street
504 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 892 nearby attractions
Go That Way Tourist Info Centre
38 reviews
.14 km away
Green Point Market
58 reviews
.03 km away
Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House
5 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Elise J
1 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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