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Table Mountain, Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Two Oceans Marathon, Noon Gun, Lions Head, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Langa Township, Koopmans-de Wet House, Two Oceans Aquarium, Castle of Good Hope, Chavonnes Battery Museum, District Six Museum, Holocaust Centre, Groot Constantia, Newlands Brewery, Rhodes Memorial, The Company's Garden, South African Museum and Planetarium, Newlands Stadium, Orange Kloof, South African National Gallery , Blue Train, Long Street Baths, Signal Hill, St George's Cathedral, Whisky Live Festival, V&A Waterfront, World of Birds
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The buzz around this Cape Town market starts early as traders arrive with their goods and begin to setup their stalls amid jibes and laughter. Greenmarket Square is an historic site laid down in 1696 and initially used as a gathering point from which to make public announcements. The cobbled stones have seen trading in various forms over the centuries, from the dealing in slaves to the selling of farmer’s produce to passing ships.
Today the square is a home for informal traders selling a range of goods from sinister wooden masks to beautiful Nguni cow hides and African art. Stall owners expect a hard bargain from buyers who mostly walk away with a well-priced find.
Greenmarket Square has a piazza style layout with pavement restaurants overlooking the busy trading. Buskers keep the patrons entertained with music and other street performances and there are a few benches scattered under old trees to stop and enjoy the... Show more