Green Point, Atlantic Seaboard

The gay-friendly suburb of Green Point has fast become one of the trendiest residential areas in Cape Town, particularly since the development of the Cape Quarter - a shopping centre that regards itself as an experience and the essence of ‘Cape Town cool’ - found in the heart of Green Point.

Green Point lies between the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill on the Main Road en route to Sea Point. Green Point exudes a village feel with narrow villa-lined streets, sidewalk cafes and stylish shops. Many of the homes are Victorian-style restorations with balconies and trellises as well as lovingly reconditioned original features of this period.

Green Point is a vibrant and lively part of Cape Town both night and day, particularly after dark when local pubs, clubs and cabaret restaurants serve as a popular hangout for locals and visitors. Green Point is close to the city centre, including Long Street, Company Gardens and a number of museums and galleries. It is also a perfect location from which to access the popular Cape Town beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.

The Green Point Common serves also as the site for the Sunday morning market - one of the largest markets in the mother city with examples of traditional African art pieces, music and crafts. And Sea Point’s promenade makes for an interesting early morning amble or late evening walk to view the locals and the sun setting over the sea.

Additional Reading

For more info about Green Point see our articles on the SA Travel News Blog: • Hip & Happening Green PointA Taste of Mexico from El Burro in Green Point

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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