"Greenmarket Square" Top 5 Page for this destination Cape Town CBD Tip by mvtouring

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Greenmarket Square, is situated in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town. This square has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles through the decades.

This area has served as a slave market, a fruit and vegetable market (hence the name Greenmarket Square) and in the late 50?s as a popular parking lot.

It wasn?t until the early 80?s that Bob Hayward had the vision to transform the Square into a viable trading venue for the informal sector. These humble beginnings saw only a handful of traders brave the elements twice a week on a small section of the Square, but it was not long before it grew to become an extremely popular flea market for crafters to reap the rewards for all their efforts.

Today it is visited by most visitors to the city where you can buy all kinds of things to take home.

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  • Written Mar 30, 2009
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