What To Do – Cape Town – Green Point
Cape Town – Green Point is between the city center and Sea Point, and a short distance to the Waterfront. The residential area of Green Point at the foothills of Signal Hill Nature Reserve is tranquil yet close to the best restaurants, shops and beaches.
Nightlife is busy, with numerous restaurants, clubs, bars and cabarets. It is also close to the Sea Point Beachfront Promenade, a huge popular park curving alongside the seafront, with lawns and paved paths for walking, running, rollerblading, enjoying the views and sea air.
The Cable car up Table Mountain is easily accessible from Green Point, to experience the breath taking views over Cape Town and Table Bay. One can go hiking up Signal Hill, paraglide off there, or walk circling around Lion’s Head to the top.
The Cape Quarter Shopping Centre, built around an open square with an elegant historical facade, is an upmarket center with beautiful jewelry, design and decorating shops, restaurants, even an excellent yoga studio. De Waterkant, one of the oldest parts of Green Point, has quaint semi detached cottages, sidewalk cafes, decorating shops and art galleries.
The V&A Waterfront Shopping Centre is a massive mall, with everything from supermarkets to designer clothes, restaurants and cinemas. Along the main Somerset Road are a huge variety of shops from stylish cafes to boutiques, design studios, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. One can book Scenic Drives to tour the beautiful Mountains, forests, waterfalls and glorious beaches around Cape Town.
The Sea Point Promenade offers an excellent walk with spectacular views of the city, mountain and ocean. The Sea Point Pavilion has swimming pools, and the small Rockland’s beach is for surfing, but the main swimming beaches are Clifton and Camps Bay, a few kilometers away along Victoria Road on the coastline.
Lions Head – Excellent for hiking with incredible views of the Cape. You can do paragliding from the Lions Head. The Green Point Stadium, a stunning piece of architecture built in 2010, has huge concerts and major sports events and can host 65,000 people. The Green Point Urban Park, landscaped and planted around the Stadium, has thousands of plants indigenous to the Cape. The Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest in the world but has by far the greatest number of varieties of plants, around 9000. It is fun to walk about the large park and there are water features with lakes and bridges, children’s playgrounds and jungle gyms. Entrance is free and it is open every day.
Virgin Active Gymnasium – Excellent Gym with pool in Green Point Urban Park
International Airport: 22 km
International Convention Centre: within 3 km
V & A Waterfront: within 1 km
City Centre: within 2 km
Table Mountain Cable Car: 6 km
Clifton /Camps bay Beaches: 5 km
Virgin Active Gym: 2 km
Stadium: 1 km
Sea Point Promenade: 2 km
De Waterkant: 1 km
My Citi bus stop: 150 m
Woolworths: 100 m
Vida Café: 100 m
Where to eat
Mano’s is a popular casual restaurant on Green Point Main road. – My favorite
Sloppy Sam’s another one of my favorite restaurants serving home cooked fare. Beluga’s in Prestwich Street specialise in super sushi and dim sum, luxury dining. La Petite Tarte is a sidewalk French patisserie cafe in de Waterkant, a charming historical area within Green Point. Giovanni’s Deli also on the main road, is a great place for breakfasts, coffee or lunch. The Waterfront has dozens of restaurants to suit every taste, for example Indian, Italian, sushi, Chinese, French, or Greek. Baia, with views over the working docks, do excellent Portuguese seafood grills. Grand Beach Cafe in Granger bay is for Italian food while sitting on the beach. Radisson Blu Hotel has a veranda with gorgeous views overlooking the ocean waves. LA Vie Cafe right on the sidewalk of Sea Point promenade is great for breakfasts and lunches. Food, flair, flavour at Harveys restaurant at the Winchester Mansions hotel.
Transport is easy. As it is so
central, many taxis including Über
are always nearby.
There are MyCiti buses that are
frequent and efficient running through
Green Point, and the open Red Hop-On Hop-Off
buses take scenic routes over the mountains
and around the coastline.
Green Point is 15 minutes from the airport,
and a central point from which to visit the
surrounding beautiful landscapes
of the Cape Peninsula.
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Green Point Cape Town