This popular residential area has bloomed and seen many new developments and
apartments erected over the recent years. All this action has led to trendy restaurants popping up in clusters, a nightlife scene that will have you spinning, and coffee shops that will steal your every morning!
If you’re new to this lively suburb, we’ve put together 5 things you probably didn’t know Green Point had to offer.
1. The Rockwell Dinner Theatre
Where local talent meets delicious culinary delights, The Rockwell Dinner Theatre is a spot worth adding to the bucket list! Whether you call Cape Town home or you’re a curious visitor, the brilliant ‘Kaapse Stories’ bring people together and will have you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
From the moment you walk in, you’ll be hit with the mouthwatering aromas of
scrumptious food, beautiful walls showcasing images of iconic Bo-Kaap, and friendly faces eager to surprise and delight you! This is a Green Point specialty that promises a Cape Town dinner experience like no other!
2. Makers Landing (Demo Kitchen) - V&A Waterfront
Looking to up the ante on your cooking and hosting skills? Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront in Green Point is going to blow your mind and tastebuds!
The Demo Kitchen and Makers space is a creative haven for food entrepreneurs and food enthusiasts to come together, have fun, meet new people, and learn to make new and exciting dishes that promise to please your guests!
There are different classes to choose from, such as the “Canapes and Bubbles
Masterclass”, interactive Italian-themed cooking class, and even “mini chef” / kids
cooking classes for the school holidays - Finally, something for the kids to do while school is out, plus a bonus benefit of delicious food for you at the end of the class!
3. Green Point Urban Park
Referred to as a paradise in the midst of The Mother City, there is no need for
convincing when it comes to reasons to visit Green Point Park.
It has everything you could want from an outdoor space. There is an outdoor gym for the fitness enthusiasts, plenty of space to jog or practice some yoga, exciting playgrounds for the kids, a picnic-perfect lawn, and you’re even allowed to take your furry friend, or “fur-baby” if you will.
It’s the ideal spot for the whole family, and it’s FREE! Keep an eye on the weather for that next sunny day, pack your baskets, blankets, and books for a tranquil day in the warm weather or gather your mates for some social shenanigans in this gorgeous park!
4. Green Point Outdoor Tours
You don’t need to be a tourist to enjoy these little adventures! There are several fun and creative tours of Green Point to choose from, each one sure to have you
entranced! We’re all about finding the best ones, to make your decisions a little easier, so we put together three of our favourite tours, from budget-friendly to ultra-extravagant, there is a tour to amaze you!
These are our top three picks:
1. Guided Kayak Tour - For around R500 you can embark on an Atlantic Ocean
adventure, taking in the tranquil beauty of Table Mountain, and experience
the spectacle of dolphins, seals, sunfish, and occasionally whales swimming
2. E-Bike Self Tours - What better way to explore than riding around on an
E-Bike, or a more pocket-friendly bicycle? Get your vellies on and head over to Up Cycles where you can rent the bike of your choice. Prices vary and are
charged at an hourly rate according to which bike option you choose.
3. Cape Town Helicopter Tour - That’s right, view the magnificent Mother City
from the sky! Prices depend on which company you choose for the tour but
regardless of that, this is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of tour, offering 360-degree
views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
5. Green Point Lighthouse
Often referred to as Mouille Point Lighthouse, the square-shaped lighthouse in Green Point is the oldest lighthouse in South Africa and was first lit in 1824. It was initially painted black and yellow but underwent some changes in 1956, and was then painted with the bright ruby red and white stripes we see today, giving it that candy cane-like appearance everyone knows and loves.
This iconic structure is open to the public for a small entrance fee, and believe it or not, you may even be able to book out the cottage for a unique, one-of-a-kind stay with family and friends or even say “I do” to your special someone in the nautical lightship!
What do you think of these five things we bet you didn’t know was on offer in Green Point! What would you do first?
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