Green Point is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood known for being upscale and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the mountains and sea—or broaden your horizons with some local art. Green Point has hotels and holiday apartments to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Cape Town.
Sightseeing around Green Point
Some top attractions include the area's museums and historic landmarks. Stroll the halls at Cape Medical Museum, The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, or Union Castle House. For cultural attractions, head to Chavonnes Battery Museum, The African Dance Theatre, and Cape Town Diamond Museum. Swing by Prestwich Memorial, Koopmans-de Wet House, and St. Georges Mall to learn about local history. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Green Point Lighthouse, Noon Day Gun, and Nobel Square. Bring the family to Two Oceans Aquarium, Hisense Wheel of Excellence, and Sea Point Swimming Pool.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Milton Beach, Queens Beach, and Clifton Bay Beach. Green Point Park, Signal Hill, or Company Gardens are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. With a shopping trip to Greenpoint Market, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, or Pan African Market, you might find that perfect souvenir. Cape Town Stadium, Metropolitan Golf Club, and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront are other spots for some local fun.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Table Mountain, Greenmarket Square, and South African National Gallery. Clock Tower, Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery, and Gold of Africa Museum are other must-sees.
Getting around Green Point
Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) is the closest major airport, 11.8 miles (18.9 km) from Green Point.