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Pan African Market

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76 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 82 747 2308
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Interesting place to look for African crafts

This is an interesting market full of various stalls selling all types of keep sakes and much much... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
philo04
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Berlin, Germany
Ebony Elephant

We came over to look for a souvenir from South Africa and we find this nice Ebony Elephant. After a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Gökhan B
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The Pan African Market is the oldest Pan African Market in South Africa. It comprises of artists, artisans, designers and creatives from all over the continent. Each individual comes with a rich and exciting story, creating a vibrant and colorful market place where there is never a dull moment. Journey with us across Africa through tantalizing food, edgy fashion, unique decor and exquisite art,
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“for sale” (2 reviews)
“long street” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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76 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 82 747 2308

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an interesting market full of various stalls selling all types of keep sakes and much much more. This market has it all - beaded crafts, radios made from recycled soda cans, hand made crafts, tons and tons of African masks - it is...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We came over to look for a souvenir from South Africa and we find this nice Ebony Elephant. After a few minutes trading about the discount we bought it for a very cheap price.

1  Thank Gökhan B
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went to the Pan African Market because of the name and the scale of the shop. It was also recommend in our South Africa Rough Guide. After walking down Long Street and through Greenmarket Square, we were hoping the Pan African Market would have...More

2  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Whole building of 3 floors to be covered on foot, overcoming a thousand corridors and many rooms. Many small shops with ethnic products, handmade, colorful. Option of paying by credit card. Go there !!

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to buy all sorts of art pieces. Four levels jam packed with objects and friendly shop keepers. Whilst green street markets is around the corner I would waste my time - just fine straight here and find what you need. Shop keepers happy...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I visited this place to find mud cloth for my sister. There is a good amount of souvenirs that were not present in many of the places to buy stuff. Always negotiate! Like way lower than their initial price. They will quote you a price...More

1  Thank NDomino
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

The Pan African Market is located on Long Street Don't miss it if you are in cape Town. It's one of the best places to buy African artefacts - their selection comes from across the African continent. Masks, jewellery and all manner of artefacts. The...More

2  Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

It's a bit of a labyrinth, but well worth exploring. Many shops share one roof and offer a wide assortment of art and merchandise from all over Africa: from traditional masks, fetishes, and offering bowls, to touristy souvenirs. The shop owners are mostly very friendly....More

Thank RAMV_MIami
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

good place to browse and buy the presents to take home. ideally located in the centre of cape town with a range of crafts to buy.

Thank neillyb57
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

You must overcome any discomfort you have when entering the Pan African Market because there is a custom made clothing store called Bazo's African Designs on the second floor that you really must visit. Bazo and his sewing partner Ben are the epitome of quality,...More

2  Thank lanadeeter
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