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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“stall holders” (19 reviews)
“green market” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This area of the market is over priced, you have to knock them down, night time it's not safe at all .. make sure you only visit during the day

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 6 days ago

A street square with vendors hawking souvenirs and other typical stuff for tourists. You must bargain hard and knock off 30-50% from the quoted price. Could get crowded so watch your belongings!

Thank DanielTanYN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We envisaged finding authentic paraphernalia from the Cape showcasing the rich heritage of the mother city but all we encountered were traders from the rest of Africa. Collin and Pratisha

Thank naidoo665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is many shops here in this market but all of them sell same things - they dont give you any discount maybe just few rand - no bargain here - when you try to get out of here, beggars start to surrounding you and...More

1  Thank Benny G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fab market so much to see and look at but you really need to have your wits about you. You will also need to be firm and make sure you can bargin with them if they see your weak you have no...More

Thank kimharper325
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the worst type and quality of tourist cheap stuff. no class all stands sell the same things, really to be avoided by all means . for a good food market go to the saturday morning waterfront market, lovely !

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking thru the booths but a few of the vendors do get a bit aggressive. We found it was best to keep a distance and not stop unless you were ready to make a purchase.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area of town was within walking distance from our Hotel in Bokaap. Lots of great food and shops.

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just off Long Street and rather reach to explore, possible half foodball field. Native products and pushy vendors hoping to attract your attention. Bargaining is not a problem but a tip to bargain only if you are interested in the specified products.We are...More

Thank Ash L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off Long Street is a remarkable sort of pop up market. There are rows and rows of supposedly native arts and crafts. The volume is remarkable. Most stalls sell about the same stuff but it is fun too look at. We spent about an...More

Thank csfinch@springmail.com
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Is this wheelchair accessible? And is there parking?
6 March 2017|
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Response from onthewing | Reviewed this property |
The market isn't enclosed, it's just out there on a closed-off street. In the middle of downtown, so yes, wheelchair accessible for sure. As for parking, it seemed to be just street parking.We were on foot so didn't pay much... More
Judy V
We will be in Cape Town in April. At the markets is it best to bargain with SARs or US$? Thanks! Looking so forawrd to seeing/experiencing South Africa!!
22 January 2017|
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Response from john f | Reviewed this property |
they didn't like American money, SAR is easily available at atms . they do bargain, but, prices did great, if I got it cheaper, I gave them the rest as a too, its not required, but, they are so nice.
I've read a lot that the market is not like it used to be and locals say many of the crafts are made in China. Where is the best place to go for authentic art and souvenirs?
17 April 2016|
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Response from EJB59 | Reviewed this property |
All items being sold on this market are manfactured in the so called Townships. Buying here is helping the local community. Quality sometimes is questionable but they have nice give-aways to take home with you. Always... More