Attractions IN Green Point

Landmarks / Botanical Gardens

Biodiversity Showcase Garden

Set in Cape Town's Green Point Urban Park, the Biodiversity Garden is an incredible space in which to immerse yourself in a selection of the unique flora indemic to Cape Town. It features no fewer than 300 local plant species, animal sculptures, ...

Museums

Cape Medical Museum

Contained in the New Somerset Hospital, the old city hospital for contagious diseases built by Sir George Grey the governor of the Cape in 1859 the Cape Medical Museum is a great visit if you are interested in the history of medicine, particularly as it ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Green Point Stadium

During the 2010 FIFA World Cupô event, the Cape Town Stadium was known as Green Point Stadium. However, it was renamed after the event. It was constructed on the site of the original Green Point Stadium. For the purposes of this international ...

Golf Courses

Metropolitan Golf Club

At Metropolitan Golf Club you enjoy your game in the most centrally situated green belt of Cape Town. Adjacent to the V&A Waterfront (5 minute walk) with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The Metropolitan course is officially a 9 hole ...

Attractions AROUND Green Point

Beaches

Atlantic Seaboard Beaches

Where? From the V&A Waterfront to Hout Bay. Includes Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven, Llandudno, Hout Bay. Go there to be seen, to people watch, for less wind, tanning, swimming, sundowners. This is where the more fashionable set go to see and be seen. The ...

Landmarks / Religious

Auwal Masjid

The mosque that stands at the top end of Dorp Street, in amongst the brightly painted houses of the Bo-Kaap (almost diagonally behind the Bo-Kaap Museum), is South Africaís oldest mosque - established in 1794, during ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Noon Day Gun

Up on Signal Hill at 12:00 exactly every day, a cannon is fired. Accurate to the nearest millisecond, it booms over the Mother City, Table Mountain in the background, yet never ceases to surprise even long-term Capetonians, and certainly has visitors ...

Marine Protected Areas / Mandela Route / Landmarks / World Heritage Sites

Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here at Robben Island that rulers sent those regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Sea Point Promenade

The promenade runs the length of Sea Pointís beachfront, from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point and is a hub of activity, particularly in the early morning or late afternoons to watch the sun set right next to the waters of the Atlantic. A number of childrenís ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Signal Hill

Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lionís Head, in the distinctive shape of a lionís rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at night, and ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous

The Blue Train

Mouille Point's promenade has for years been the home of the delightful miniature Blue Train. Based in a popular picnic area, the Blue Train has entertained generations of Cape Town's children. The train is something of an icon, considering its 50 year ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Twelve Apostles

The stretch between Bakoven and Oudekraal is dominated by a series of mountains known as the Twelve Apostles, after Jesus' disciples, which is a bit of an anomaly because there are actually seventeen or eighteen ...

Aquariums

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children (there is a wonderful child play area in the basement set right up against the seal display where children and seals have fun ...

Archaeological / Landmarks

Wally's Cave

Instagram has made Wallyís Cave famous. The jagged circular cave mouth is one of the most prolific photographs of Cape Town to make its way onto social media, so even if you think you donít know it, you ...

... and a little further afield

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Landmarks / Popular Tourist Routes / Uniquely South African / World Heritage Sites

Cape Floral Region

Cape Floristic Region is a South African UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa also known as The Cape Floral ...

Wine Routes

Cape Point Wine Route

It was only in 1998 that the new Cape Point Wine District was declared and the Cape Point Vineyards are still relatively new on the tourist itinerary. They were established in 1996 with the first vines on the Noordhoek wine estate, overlooking Noordhoek ...

Landmarks / Beaches

Cape Town Beaches

The Mother City has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and something to offer everyone. It is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches - there are three ...

Entertainment / Shopping

Cape Town Shopping

For the international Tourist, shopping in Cape Town is relatively inexpensive due to the favourable exchange rate and comparatively low production costs. For the Tourist, jewellery is particularly inexpensive and as many of South Africa's most talented ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Chapmans Peak Blockhouse

The Chapmans Peak Block House dates back to the time when the earliest Dutch settlers indentified Hout Bay as a great spot to anchor when the windy Table Bay became too dangerous. But, because it was such an ideal place to stop, they realised that it was ...

Landmarks

Chapmans Peak Drive

Chapmanís Peak stands imposingly at the heart of Chapmanís Peak Drive, connecting Hout Bay with Noordhoek along one of the most dramatic marine routes in the world that hugs the coast of the Atlantic for nine kilometres. Chapmanís Peak Drive climbs ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Charles Darwinís Rocks

Look out to sea over the edge of Sea Pointís promenade, on the south end of Queens Beach, and you will see a group of immediately striking, oddly striated rocks. They are known as Darwinís Rocks - not because he ...

Mountain Reserves / Landmarks

Lion's Head

Lionís Head is flanked by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and was so named by the first Dutch explorers, who arrived in the 1600ís and were of the opinion that the mountain and Signal Hill together resembled a lion in the crouching position. At its ...

Shopping

Long Beach Mall

An outing to one of the most beautiful areas in the Cape would not be complete without a visit to the Longbeach Mall. Take a trip out this way and discover a new world of shopping and entertainment, set in one of the most picturesque areas of the Cape ...

Penguin Route / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Popular Tourist Routes

Robben Island Penguin Colony

Few people know of Robben Island Penguin Colony's existence. When the Dutch originally arrived in the Cape, penguins dominated the island. But by 1800 they were all gone - killed to add variety to the rabbits introduced in 1685 as a source of meat for ...

Green Point as a destination

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Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Cape Point, Clifton, Fresnaye, Granger Bay, Hout Bay, Kommetjie, Llandudno, Misty Cliffs, Mouille Point, Noordhoek, Oudekraal, Scarborough, Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay, V&A Waterfront

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