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December - August
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43 out of 215 attractions in Cape Town

Greenmarket Square

Rohan Sood
10 AM - Greenmarket SquareEvery morning, traders lug carts loaded with wares to the square to set up, and by the the time the rest of the city awakes the cobbled square is a bustling market filled with curios, food, buskers, jewellery, clothing, and nick-nacks. This is one of the best places in Cape Town to buy curios and gifts for your loved ones back home, while supporting the entrepreneurial traders. There are stunning canvas artworks on sale, along with leather goods like sandals, hand-crafted jewellery, ornaments, and much more. You could spend hours weaving between the colourful stalls, meeting some eccentric local characters and finding treasures to take home with you. Remember that while bargaining is a big part of the informal economy, the traders make their living on these sales so always pay a fair price and don’t haggle just for the sake of it.
Also a took a free walking tour and quite enjoyed it. The walking tour starts at Green Market Square and you just need to show up and assemble for the tour. Green Market Square is good for shopping local handicrafts but you need to be prepared to bargain and be on the lookout for pick pockets.