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“beer house” (12 reviews)
“party street” (10 reviews)
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"beer house"
in 12 reviews
"interesting street"
in 11 reviews
"party street"
in 10 reviews
"antique shops"
in 8 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 12 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 10 reviews
"red bus"
in 9 reviews
"backpackers"
in 25 reviews
"architecture"
in 26 reviews
"vibey"
in 9 reviews
"bookshop"
in 8 reviews
"stroll"
in 23 reviews
"uber"
in 11 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 13 reviews
"cape"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Long Street is well known for its quirky architecture and its little shops. It was also known for its vibe. It was a favourite place to stroll and have a meal. However, of late there are too many unsavoury characters lurking about. This should be...More

Thank georgestof
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were happy with our short visit two years ago and returned for a longer visit to Cape Town - five days before catching a cruise ship home. What a change. On our first day we had an attempted daylight robbery on Long Street (of...More

Thank dunholme
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our rented car just broken into by the Obi Sushi restaurant on Long street. They stole our belongings. Beware! The parking attendants are useless.

Thank Kirti S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great street with a lot of vibrant offerings on it, i have been here a few times before and it is a hip place. Be careful at night though and I would recommend taking a uber/booked taxi for any journey up and down the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street reminds me of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. Like Bourbon Street, I don't really find the appeal. Lots of panhandlers and crowds can make it a tad tough to enjoy. While the shops on Long Street have some pretty cool things to...More

Thank Wel4life
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this street during the day and found several restaurants, pubs and cafes which serve a range of delicacies. Some cafes also had musicians playing local instruments to entertain guests. You will get the best out of Long street if you enjoy the night...More

Thank AdwoaAsantewaa
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Very busy during the day, Long street is a completely different place at night. It's the only place we went during our time in Cape Town where I felt uneasy.

Thank Selina_J_W
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Walking up Long Street during the day has been one of my favourite activities in Cape Town for years. The street used to be filled with old bookshops. Now only a few remain, but there are many cafes and shops to visit and of course...More

Thank spacerockette
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We have read some good reviews about this area and decided to there at night to check some bars and drink something. We parked nearby without any problem but the when we started walking through long street a lot of guys came asking us if...More

2  Thank Stella d
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The bars we went into were not particularly nice in the daytime. When we left in the early evening we were immediately approached by people begging who were so persistent - ended up hiding in a restaurant waiting for an uber. Go to Bree Street...More

1  Thank Lauren D
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pillays
15 January 2016|
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Response from Bluet23 | Reviewed this property |
General rule of thumb, everything in CT closes at 7/8pm unless in the Waterfront. But long street bars and clubs are open till late.
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amertz1
16 January 2015|
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Response from R_Stephane_L | Reviewed this property |
Also agree with TravelfeetZA : i won't do shopping on this street. Keep a one hour walking to visit it and then have diner somewhere and some bar music. That's it! There is nothing special on this street for shopping.
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amertz1
16 January 2015|
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Response from Manny K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I went to eat on Long Street. The restaurants were open. Enjoy!
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