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Long Street

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“beer house” (12 reviews)
“party street” (10 reviews)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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"beer house"
in 12 reviews
"interesting street"
in 12 reviews
"party street"
in 10 reviews
"great street"
in 8 reviews
"antique shops"
in 8 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 12 reviews
"interesting architecture"
in 8 reviews
"green market square"
in 8 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 10 reviews
"red bus"
in 9 reviews
"backpackers"
in 24 reviews
"vibey"
in 9 reviews
"bookshop"
in 8 reviews
"stroll"
in 24 reviews
"uber"
in 13 reviews
"clothing"
in 9 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A woman bumped into me in Long Street and grabbed my cell phone out of my pants pocket. I chased her as she ran away but she threw the cell phone to a man sitting in the back of a yellow taxi car. The taxi...More

Thank capetonian2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just one of those place you have to experience when in Cape Town. Its comes alive mostly at night in my opinion its so diverse and authentically South African at the same time. The food, the clubs and the people. I have some awesome...More

3  Thank sylviaphungula
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Ammmmaaazzzziiiinnnnggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!... South Africa blew my mind.I left there with a renewed mind,the people are so warm,and so many cultures blended so well....see you 2019

Thank Kemba J
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We discovered Long street when we went to the City Sightseeing Tour office at 81 Long Street . while we were waiting for the bus , we had a look around and saw some beautiful colonial buildings , nice restaurants shops and overall some interesting...More

1  Thank belleretraite
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Twenty years ago we used to frequent the German Lutheran Church opposite the Turkish baths in - (to sound fashionable in Cape Town) - Upper Long St. Steeped in history and with its lovely old buildings, it used to be a respectable street and an...More

1  Thank ernstuken
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This used to be a vibrant hub in Cape Town, a street filled with amazing shops selling imaginative art, and clothing, now you have to dodge the grifters who want to intimidate you, a couple of shops were beautifully filled with artifacts tastefully decorated, prices...More

Thank wendyinafrica
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Long Street - or most places in this area, including Green Market Square - do not represent the wonderful people and places in South Africa. This area is a tourist trap - and I do mean trap. Your chances of being accosted are about 75%...More

Thank lclarknj1
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

For me, this is essential Cape Town and one of the most interesting parts of the city. This is partly because of the beautiful old buildings, partly the great bars and restaurants, and partly because of the shopping. I have visited Africa many times, and...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

As a local that was born and bred in Cape Town I will certainly recommend anyone walking along Long Street to be careful, use your common sense, and keep a look out. For example do not wear jewellery, pull out cash, or use any expensive...More

1  Thank Allan L
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Long street, from the upper reaches at the inner city Lutheran Church has numerous historic and architecturally interesting buildings.

Thank kdgarlipp
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pillays
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.
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amertz1
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.
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amertz1
17 January 2015|
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Response from Manny K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I went to eat on Long Street. The restaurants were open. Enjoy!
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