Things to know about the lovely Green Point
Green Point is a well-known suburb of Cape Town. In Green Point you will find something for everyone and, well, everyone. South Africa’s diversity and colourfulness is beautifully portrayed in this suburb where you’ll find all of South Africa’s cultures living together. Green Point is an amazing place to visit and in recent years visitors to Cape Town have flocked to this suburb in search of adventure or just to have a peak.
Since the advent of the V&A Waterfront, Green Point begun undergoing a transformation, and with the building of the Stadium in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Green Point was upgraded and received an amazing face lift. Green Point had kept its old charm, with its narrow roads and quaint houses and its multi cultural diversity. Restaurants opened up and the area became very popular.
Today Green Point is busier than ever, attracting more tourists and locals everyday who visit Green Point’s bars and try out its restaurants.
Let’s have a look at some of Green Point’s excellent features:
Green Point has truly become a wonderful area to be in. Not only is it so centrally positioned to the V & A Waterfront, the Stadium, the city centre, Table Mountain, Camps Bay & Clifton beaches but it has been beautifully upgraded and now boasts a wonderful Urban Park.
This park is just across the road from Jambo. It has a large lake, fed with piped water from a perennial spring on Table Mountain which is already home to many species of birds. It is planted with indigenous plants, all carefully labeled. It is not only beautiful but also interesting and educational. One section is devoted to history of the early Bushmen. It has a wonderful children`s play area, a stage, picnic tables and chairs and an exercise area. The walk through the Urban Park from Jambo to the Mouille Point Lighthouse on the beachfront is both exhilarating and enjoyable, and from there one can walk along the Promenade all the way to the V&A Waterfront or to Sea Point, which has an Olympic size, sea water, public swimming pool. Schools and Clubs visit the Park and many events have already taken place there – A Walk for Cancer and Carol Singing with a Band are but two examples.
The Cape Quarter: This sophisticated shopping centre regards itself as being ‘Cape Town cool’ and it’s probably right. This is where you will find the best Spar ever where you can buy all your food, toiletries and other necessities. The Cape Quarter Spar offer the freshest breads in their little bakery and has a variety of ready-made lunches and suppers. The other shops in the Cape Quarter are also magnificent and tend to be places you won’t easily find somewhere else in cape Town. The private boutiques carry one of a kind pieces.
Bronx club in Somerset Road is a famous gay club where especially on weekends the gay community can be found having a good time along with the heterosexual folk.
Property in Green Point: Nowadays property in Green Point is soaring, not just anyone can afford to live in this suburb. Many houses are Victorian-style restorations with charming balconies. The sidewalk cafes and stylish shops just add to the look and feel which makes Green Point unique. Not to mention that there is plenty of Green Point accommodation available for people who are visiting or staying for a short term.
Cape Town’s famous beaches, Clifton and Camps Bay, are extremely close to Green Point which is another reason why Green Point accommodation is so popular for holidaymakers.
Green Point is truly an experience for everyone – the suburb offers many events, usually held at the Green Point stadium since the World Cup soccer in 2010. Whether you are a local or a visitor to Cape Town Green Point has something for you.