Green Point has been called the Soho of Cape Town – with its funky restaurants and busy nightclubs, the place has an energy all of its own. Wedged between Table Bay, Signal Hill, Sea Point, the V&A Waterfront and the city centre, it sits in the middle of all the local action.
Green Point Urban Park is multipurpose green space that’s free to the public and open seven days a week from 07h00 to 19h00. It includes wide open areas, outdoor gym facilities and a biodiversity garden where you can learn more about local plant species and how they were used by indigenous Khoisan groups.
Green Point Lighthouse, South Africa’s oldest dating back to 1824, is a short walk away, and there’s much more to do besides: Take a long walk or jog along the promenade right next to the Atlantic Ocean; rest on one of the benches and take in the stunning views of the sea; head to one of the children’s play areas which include jungle gyms, swings, slides, a mini train and mini golf course; or pop into the flea market next to Cape Town Stadium (every Sunday) to pick up curios from around the African continent.
There are plenty of restaurants in Green Point. Make sure you try Beluga (+27 (0)21 418 2948), a favourite among the models and celebrity crowd, and Wang Thai (+27 (0)21 421 8702), renowned for its authentic Thai menu.
Coffee spots like vida e caffè (+27 (0)21 434 7266), a top coffee franchise started in Cape Town, and Giovanni’s (+27 (0)21 434 6893) are great places to hang out and people watch.
- Phone: +27 (0)21 487 6800
A top quality market experience. Earth Fair Market has high standards and great quality traders. They are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products and fresh produce shopping.
Combine the scenic splendour of the renowned Lourensford Wine Estate with the rustic sophistication of a quality market and you’ll find yourself at the Lourensford Market.
Africa’s Premier Magic Club. Located in the Cape Town Club, the intimate 40 seater theatre will offer patrons a rare opportunity to see top local magicians (and the occasional mystery guest) perform their own unique brands of illusion, sleight of hand and mentalism in an exclusive venue.
Interactive cooking experience where guests come and enjoy social dining in a real South African home while learning how to make tasty dishes and cooking tips and tricks
THAT ART FAIR is an inspired, curated art fair event initiated by ART AFRICA magazine with a specific focus is on emerging and unrepresented contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora.
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