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I recommend that you take a walking tour so you will learn the significance of this square. Today it's a place where tourists can purchase artifacts but this place has a long history of being a busy market.
It is expected that you bargain and agree on pricing. Large selection of local art and crafts. Your photographs will come out quite colorful. I was able to purchase beautiful scarves with African motifs for loved ones at home.
We stayed on the V&A and decided to visit the market. We consider ourselves to be street smart. The market stalls are filled up with some interesting stuff but, you can find it anywhere else in Cape Town. Please watch your back as people will...More
A wide variety of African wares. The vendors are a bit on the aggressive side, but most are very nice to deal with. If you're looking for a souvenir to bring back from Cape Town, you're sure to find something in this market.
I'll never forget my first trip to Cape Town, over 10years ago, this market was a vibrant hub of artisans, fast forward to 2018, the market is filled with poorly made overpriced Afrijunk, sad to see this happen to a place that I genuinely was...More
Stallholders come from all over Africa so the crafts you find here represent different cultures and countries. Having said that, I have seen this stuff in other countries in Africa and much of it is mass produced. Some things, like wooden masks, look more genuine...More
Response from W5432LLjessicah | Reviewed this property |
9 to 5 according to their website. Be cautious and watchful in this area. We witnessed a necklace snatching and credit card theft just feet from the market perimeter. Once inside the perimeter security is tight.
No, they won't ship unless you buy inside a store, which might be more expensive, but sometimes they can surprise you with great bargains. There are plenty around the market. And if you fin something outside, It is always... More
No, they won't ship unless you buy inside a store, which might be more expensive, but sometimes they can surprise you with great bargains. There are plenty around the market. And if you fin something outside, It is always more recommendable to treat the shipping with the hotel.