Green Point, called the Soho of Cape Town, lies north-west of the central business district. It is favoured by young professionals and the gay and lesbian community. A large number of new mid-rise apartment and mixed-use developments have been constructed in recent years.
It lies wedged between the city centre, Sea Point, Signal Hill, Table Bay, and the V&A Waterfront, right in the middle of all the action. Somerset Road, which forms the main thoroughfare, it is lined with numerous boutiques, cafés, busy nightclubs and funky restaurants and has an energy all of its own.
The Cape Town Stadium was constructed on Green Point Common for the FIFA World Cup, held in 2010. Granger Bay Boulevard was also constructed and the Western Boulevard was upgraded and there was a massive investment in creating an urban park around the stadium.
Green Point Urban Park is multi-purpose green space that’s free to the public and open seven days a week from 07h00 to 19h00. It includes a biodiversity garden where you can learn more about local plant species and how they were used by indigenous Khoisan Groups, outdoor gym facilities and wide open areas.
South Africa’s oldest lighthouse, dating back to 1824, is a short distance away.
Jog or walk along the promenade, relax 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, slides, swings and a mini train and mini golf course. You can also pop into the flea market next to Cape Town Stadium (every Sunday) to pick up curios from around the African continent.
For the energetic, take a walk to the top of LIon’s Head and enjoy the staggering panoramic views of the city and coastline.
For stunning sunsets take a picnic basket and drive to the top of Signal Hill.
For fun in the sun, the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are just a stone’s throw away.