Green Point, Atlantic Seaboard – Cape Town

by Kojo Pocu
Green Point

The Atlantic Ocean and the mountains and hills that encircle the City Bowl are on either side of this residential and commercial neighborhood in Green Point. Tall contemporary hotels stand close to modest Victorian houses, resulting in a distinctive and constantly dynamic neighbourhood. It is well-known for housing the 2010 FIFA World CupTM-built Green Point Stadium and the V & A Waterfront. The vibrant Sea Point is its neighbouring suburb, and together they boast an unmatched nightlife.

There are so many amazing things to do, see, and experience at Green Point that it literally overflows. A diverse and fascinating selection of cafés, delis, nightclubs, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and more can be found along Somerset Road, the area’s major road. The stadium plays host to some of the most important sporting events and foreign artists to visit South Africa, and the Green Point beachfront stretches all the way to the Sea Point promenade. This section of sidewalk is well-liked by bikers, walkers, runners, and mothers pushing strollers in addition to having beautiful vistas.

The following places are the most loved attractions in Green Point

V&A Waterfront: One of the biggest malls on the continent, V&A Waterfront has more than 450 stores and over 80 restaurants. The V & A experience, however, extends much beyond just buying. It serves as a gathering spot for locals and visitors to celebrate South Africa’s variety through its arts, crafts, jewellery, fashion, galleries, speciality shops, and entertainment hubs (like the movie theatres and outdoor amphitheatre).

The working harbour is constantly bustling with yachts, catamarans, tugboats, fishing boats, and enormous cruise liners. Additionally, this is where the boats to Robben Island, where some of the nation’s most significant political freedom fighters—among them Nelson Mandela—were imprisoned—depart.

Two Oceans Aquarium: The V & A Waterfront is home to this enormous aquarium, which is a great family outing. The exhibits include a touch pool where small children can feel soft anemones or spiny starfish, a predator exhibit where you can get up close to ragged-tooth sharks and other marine hunters, a colony of colourful penguins, the I & J Exhibit (an impressive aquarium with a walk-through glass tunnel where turtles and rays swim around the visitors), the Smart Living Challenge Zone where guests can learn about environmental responsibility, and the Penguin Encounter.

Zeitz MOCAA:

This exhibition of modern art has a drama that is difficult to ignore and makes an impression that is indescribable. This is more than a gallery; it is an experience that transforms you, from the structure of the buildings to the beat of the interactive displays.

Many of the parks in Green Point are attractive and feature great play structures for families with kids. A large play area with lots of entertaining toys and games, a nursery, and a tea garden are all features of the Green Point Urban Park. It also boasts an art park.

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