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In the heart of Cape Town’s business district, you’ll find Greenmarket Square. The square has quite a reputation – it has been a slave market, a fruit and vegetable market and, during the 1950s, a humble parking lot.

These days it’s just the place to look for clothing, glassware, hand-painted fabrics, footwear, music, sunglasses and curios from all over Cape Town and Africa.

Greenmarket Square is more than a flea market – not only will you find a wide range of goods to buy, there is also entertainment in the form of buskers,  mime artists and jugglers, especially on Saturday mornings and other busy times.

The market is a big success and as a result surrounding businesses continue to prosper – there are loads of coffee shops and restaurants in the vicinity – so take time out to sit at a sidewalk table and watch the world go by.

Monday to Saturday between 09h00 and 16h00, in the square that dissects Burg Street and between Longmarket and Shortmarket streets.

General Info

    Formal name:

    Greenmarket Square

    Web links:

    http://www.capetown.travel/activities/entry/Greenmarket_Square2

    Tourism products and facilities offered:

    Market
    Restaurants
    Cafes
    Bars

    Public transport:

    Yes

    Public transport has low floor entry vehicles:

    Yes

    Accessible parking:

    Yes

    Number of accessible parking bays:

    1 - but more by court.

    Parking distance to Parks or Open Spaces:

    5m

    Accessible without having to negotiate any stairs or inclined paths:

    Yes

    Floor finish:

    Cobbles

    Floor finish shiny or smooth:

    No - but hard to negotiate in a wheel chair or by cane.

    Floor finish slippery when wet:

    Yes

    Casual seating:

    Yes

    Chair height:

    400mm

    Chair with arm rests:

    Yes

    Clear signage in the building indicating the location of facilities including toilets:

    No

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities:

    No

    Electronic visual displays:

    No

    Electronic information available through computer terminals:

    No

    Staff that have received specialized training to provide universal access support to visitors:

    No

    Staff with sign language capability:

    No

    Loop systems installed in the building:

    No

Contact Details

Opening Times

  • Monday 09h00 - 16h00
  • Tuesday 09h00 - 16h00
  • Wednesday 09h00 - 16h00
  • Thursday 09h00 - 16h00
  • Friday 09h00 - 16h00
  • Saturday 09h00 - 16h00
  • Sunday 09h00 - 16h00

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