About Green Point and Waterfront
Green Point is a trendy suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Located to the north west of Cape Town’s central business district, Green Point is a popular residential area for young professionals. It is known as the Soho of Cape Town due to its bustling nightlife, great restaurants and amazing coffee shops. Somerset Road forms the main road in Green Point and is lined by restaurants, cafés, deli’s, boutiques and nightclubs. The suburb exudes a village feel with its narrow streets and sidewalk cafes.
In recent years the suburb has experienced significant growth with many new mid-rise apartments and mixed-use developments going up. The Green Point Common is home to the Cape Town Stadium, which was constructed for 2010 FIFA World Cup. Numerous other developments were made such as the upgrade to Helen Suzman Boulevard and the Construction to the new Granger Bay Boulevard. An urban park was also built around the stadium. The Green Point Commons also hosts the Sunday morning market which is one of the largest markets in Cape Town.
The Green Point Urban Park is a family-friendly place for a picnic, walk, run or just relaxing. It features an outdoor gym, play park, adventure park and outdoor labyrinth. The park features a variety of plant species as well as information on them. In the heart of Green Point, you will find the Cape Quarter shopping centre that regards itself as the essence of ‘Cape Town Cool’. The lighthouse in Greenpoint is another famous landmark and is the oldest functioning lighthouse in South Africa.
Just adjacent to Greenpoint is Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront which was developed in 1988. The V&A Waterfront boasts 22 official landmarks on-site and is a well known part of South Africa’s historical legacy. It offers visitors an abundance of leisure activities such as cycling, jogging, water sports, a farmers market, fine dining and live music. The V&A Waterfront’s running track is one of the most picturesque in South Africa. The V&A Waterfront’s Boardwalk offers various scenic lookout points where runners and walkers alike can take a breather as they soak up the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Springbok Experience rugby museum at the V&A Waterfront is truly world class and is an interactive, educational, moving and a fun way to spend a couple of hours. The museum has more than 60 audiovisual displays, as well as various memorabilia in glass cases which depict the history of rugby in South Africa. A dazzling array of enticing restaurants is also found at the V&A Waterfront, as well as several five star hotels.