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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great places to eat and drink at reasonable prices with good atmosphere. You might be approached by beggars but just ignore them and walk on. Scam artists about, so be aware. There are many security guards in green uniforms who are provided by...More

1  Thank 773chrish22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've frequented eateries and watering holes up and down Long Street for many years. Watch your camera, don't flash your phone and do not engage drug pedlars. If they hear a foreign accent they will stick to you like a nit. Stay alert and walk...More

Thank jacqui695
Reviewed 28 October 2018

A happening area with some nice stores and very good restaurants. Located in the old section of Cape Town. Gets very busy at night with the clubs and bars.

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is a busy street with lots of stores and restaurants. The city site seeing tour bus office is also found in the lower end of the street. However what stood out more for me on this street was the amount of beggars here and...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I would recommend Long street for anyone who is looking for clubs/bars at night. Week nights on long street are fairly calm and is a good time to go if you want a relaxing evening. It truly comes to life on Friday and Saturday nights...More

Thank BlackClarkKent
Reviewed 13 October 2018

You cannot miss Long Street if you are visiting Town - No Way. Because I am sure you would be taking the Hop on Hop Off / City Sightseeing bus to visit the famous places of the city - And in doing so you are...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Probably the street with the biggest bar density in CT. Worth going for a drink and some souvenirs during the day or night.

Thank michaljan2008
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The Grand Daddy Hotel is very nice, but the location is not. Long Street at night does not seem to be a safe place nor the night clubs seem to be nice.

Thank InesCorreia79
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is the historic centre with old buildings featuring exterior iron colonnades in many places. There are all varieties of outlets and many places to eat. Your camera will do overtime. Take a leisurely stroll. In high season, watch out for pickpockets - very often...More

2  Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I will first off by saying it's a real shame because long Street does have lovely restaurants and bars to chill in during the day and evening. We are stayin in the holiday Inn express just off long Street hotel and staff have been great...More

3  Thank Mooka37
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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.
17 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.
17 January 2015|
Response from Manny K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I went to eat on Long Street. The restaurants were open. Enjoy!