Green Point, Atlantic Seaboard

Booking Green Point accommodation is about more than just being in the heart of the Cape Town buzz; this spot is all kinds of cool, contemporary and convenient. It oozes so much of the Mother City magic and is home to everything from hotels and boutique apartments to guest houses and B&B’s.

About Green Point

This is a residential and business suburb that is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains and hills surrounding the City Bowl. There are tall modern hotels next to compact historical homes, and all of these combine to create an area that is unique and endlessly vibrant. It is famous for being the home of the V & A Waterfront and the Green Point Stadium, which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Its neighbouring suburb is the vibey Sea Point and, together, they have an unrivalled nightlife too.


Green Point is bursting at its proverbial seams with awesome things to do, see and experience. Its main thoroughfare, Somerset Road, is home to an eclectic and exciting variety of cafés, delis, nightclubs, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and more. The stadium hosts some of the biggest sports matches and international performers to hit South Africa, while the Green Point beachfront extends all along the coastline to the Sea Point promenade. This stretch of walkway not only has stunning views, but is popular for cyclists, walkers, runners, and moms with prams.

Some of Green Point’s most loved attractions include

V & A Waterfront
With more than 450 shops and over 80 restaurants, this is certainly one of the most significant malls on the continent. But, the V & A experience goes well beyond shopping. It is a place for locals and tourists to come together and celebrate the diversity of South Africa in its arts, crafts, jewellery, fashion, galleries, speciality stores, and entertainment areas (like the movie theatres and outdoor amphitheatre).

The working harbour is always alive with the comings and goings of yachts, catamarans, tugs, fishing boats, and massive cruise liners. This is also the departure point for the ferries that go to Robben Island, where some of the country’s most important political freedom fighters (including Nelson Mandela) were incarcerated for their efforts.

Two Oceans Aquarium
This massive aquarium is at the V & A Waterfront and makes for a fabulous day out for the whole family. The exhibits include a touch pool for little ones to feel soft anemones or spiny starfish; a predator exhibit that brings you eye level with ragged-tooth sharks and other marine hunters; the penguin colony that are so full of character; the I & J Exhibit (an impressive aquarium that is home to a walk-through glass tunnel, where the turtles and rays swim around the visitors); the Smart Living Challenge Zone, where visitors learn about environmental responsibility; and the Diversity Gallery, which is home to loads of different tanks, life-size models, and species.

This contemporary art gallery has a drama that is hard to ignore and leaves an imprint that’s impossible to describe. From the architecture of the buildings to the rhythm of the interactive displays; this is more than a gallery – it is an experience that changes you.

Parks and Play Areas
Green Point has a number of parks that are pretty and have awesome play equipment for families with children. The Green Point Urban Park has a fitness area, an art park, a big play area with plenty of fun toys and activities, a nursery, and a tea garden.

Nearby Attractions

Some of the best-known and must-see attractions that are within a 10-kilometre radius of Green Point include:

• The City Bowl (full of markets, shops, and some world-class eateries)
• Signal Hill
• Table Mountain and its cable car
• The Bo-Kaap
• Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
• Popular Cape Town beaches like Clifton and Camps Bay

Getting There

From the Cape Town International Airport, take Airport Ring Road and Airport Approach Road to Settlers Way/N2. Follow the N2 all the way into the city centre, and then turn right into the Helen Suzman Boulevard/M6 to reach Green Point. It is less than 25 kilometres from the airport.

Staying in Green Point

Green Point boasts hundreds of accommodation options; all conveniently situated within minutes of the City Bowl and other major attractions. These range from boutique hotels and exclusive apartments to charming B & Bs and budget-friendly family lodgings.

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Travellers' Reviews

4 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Lekker venue for concerts - we went to Chilli Peppers in Feb and the vibe was unreal. You must do the fan walk on a concert day. If you're planning on grabbing a bite before the concert stay away from Somerset Road because it's packed. You can grab a boerie roll on the walk up from the train station and some are even open after the concert. When a concert isn't happening, make a booking at El Burro for some delish Mexican fair.

Bonnie (Durban)

Verified reviewvery good

Its a great place to stay if you are looking for a fun time with lots of nightlife and partying. If you want a peaceful, quiet break, don't stay here, rather stay in Mouillie Point or in the suburbs and come here at night to sample the great reestaurants and party atmosphere. During the day, visit the outstanding Biodiversity showcase gardens - they really are quite spectacular. The shopping is great here too - cape quarter or the V&A is right at your doorstep. Also go check out the great Stadium they built for the World Cup. You can't miss it :)

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