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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts,...

Greenmarket Square is one of Cape town's oldest markets, full of crafts, jewelry, clothing and curios at a great value.

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Nice Market

The market offers a lot of things to buy, and if you bargain you can get some good prices. Some of the salespeople are aggressive, however, and many stalls sell some of the exact... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The market offers a lot of things to buy, and if you bargain you can get some good prices. Some of the salespeople are aggressive, however, and many stalls sell some of the exact same souvenirs, making you wonder how authentic they are. It's really colourful though, and you can definitely go for a nice stroll through the square.

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Lystrup, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Just next to St. George's Cathedral you will find Greenmarket Square. It is a typical African market square where you can find things from all over Africa. Beware of your belongings!

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Thank Lars M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simple follow one shopping rule.. whatever street vendor quotes you for example RAND 100 for an x item. then start negotiating from 30 RAND and close it to max 40 or 50...

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At first glance, this market seems to consist of a laid back open space for independent artists surrounded by local cafes. However, you quickly find stalls selling the same thing over and over (paintings, wooden items, wired items and scarfs) and vendors are pretty aggressive. When skirting around the edges, people will approach you begging for money. The local free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love markets, this one had everything to buy / bargin! Art, wooden bowls, knickknacks, clothing, blankets... and more! We also got to watch some aftican dancing while we were there! I always say if you want to take photos or videos, leave them a tip. ❤

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Greenmarket square is full of little stalls where vendors sell everything from nicknacks to clothes. Worth a stop while strolling through Cape Town

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not like this market at all; all souvenirs seemed the same and the sellers were annoying. We left very fast

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Cape Town three times and have stayed at the same hotel on this square on each occasion. (Inn on the Square) It is lively and colourful with the craft market on every day! There is so much local life and cheap places to eat and watch the world go by. It is also convenient for Long Street... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there in January. Located right in the center of the city, access is very easy and fast from any point of the city. Fantastic atmosphere. The vendors are very friendly and the product diversity very good. Very beautiful and typically African craftsmanship. Must see !!!

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Martock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to buy your gifts all sorts of things a great atmosphere be ready to do lots of haggling and don't be put off buy their constant talking to get you to buy just walk on...

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