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Heaven on earth, if you want to find exclusive native African art

Walking along on Longstreet, you just cannot avoid passing or running into this hot spot of native... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Karl-Heinz H
Interesting place to look for African crafts

This is an interesting market full of various stalls selling all types of keep sakes and much much... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
philo04
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The Pan African Market is the oldest Pan African Market in South Africa. It comprises of artists, artisans, designers and creatives from all over the continent. Each individual comes with a rich and exciting story, creating a vibrant and colorful...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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76 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 82 747 2308
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I have tried this place several times. I will not do it again. Pushy vendors. Prices appear to be a secret. I would pass on these African craft stores including the African craft market on 62 Long street, where the owner has no idea what...More

Thank EVA H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Walking along on Longstreet, you just cannot avoid passing or running into this hot spot of native African art. Pan African Market is a huge building with three stories jammed, and when I use this term, I really mean it, it’s jampacked to the ceiling...More

2  Thank Karl-Heinz H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an interesting market full of various stalls selling all types of keep sakes and much much more. This market has it all - beaded crafts, radios made from recycled soda cans, hand made crafts, tons and tons of African masks - it is...More

1  Thank philo04
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We came over to look for a souvenir from South Africa and we find this nice Ebony Elephant. After a few minutes trading about the discount we bought it for a very cheap price.

1  Thank Gökhan B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went to the Pan African Market because of the name and the scale of the shop. It was also recommend in our South Africa Rough Guide. After walking down Long Street and through Greenmarket Square, we were hoping the Pan African Market would have...More

2  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Whole building of 3 floors to be covered on foot, overcoming a thousand corridors and many rooms. Many small shops with ethnic products, handmade, colorful. Option of paying by credit card. Go there !!

Thank Massimiliano F
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to buy all sorts of art pieces. Four levels jam packed with objects and friendly shop keepers. Whilst green street markets is around the corner I would waste my time - just fine straight here and find what you need. Shop keepers happy...More

Thank jo z
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I visited this place to find mud cloth for my sister. There is a good amount of souvenirs that were not present in many of the places to buy stuff. Always negotiate! Like way lower than their initial price. They will quote you a price...More

1  Thank NDomino
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Pan African Market is located on Long Street Don't miss it if you are in cape Town. It's one of the best places to buy African artefacts - their selection comes from across the African continent. Masks, jewellery and all manner of artefacts. The...More

2  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 23 October 2015

It's a bit of a labyrinth, but well worth exploring. Many shops share one roof and offer a wide assortment of art and merchandise from all over Africa: from traditional masks, fetishes, and offering bowls, to touristy souvenirs. The shop owners are mostly very friendly....More

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