What is it? One of the oldest public spaces in the city (est. 1696), Greenmarket Square was once the site of slave trade and a place to sell market produce from the Company Gardens close by. Today you’ll find of a vast collection of African curios from wooden giraffes to beaded vuvuzelas. Open daily.
Why go? Come for the vibe, stay for the bargains. Start with breakfast at one of the cafés spilling onto the square as the vendors set up. The historic importance of the square coupled with the entrepreneurial spirit of informal traders, makes for a fun morning.