Among Cape Town’s most affluent suburbs

Standing next to chic Green Point and flanked by the cold Atlantic Ocean, Mouille Point is one of Cape Town’s most affluent suburbs, dominated by high-end apartment blocks hugging the jagged coastline. Its paved promenade runs past the white sands of the beachfront and stretches through to the sheltered and elite Bantry Bay.

Green Point Urban Park is a short walk from the promenade and stands adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium which hosted the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The multipurpose park boasts a fitness area, a play park for kids, and an art section with exhibitions and craft markets. Marking the western point of the suburbs, the red-and-white candy-striped Green Point lighthouse has been diligently guiding vessels into Table Bay since 1824, making it the oldest lighthouse in South Africa. The grassy common outside offers family-fun, from miniature golf and the Serendipity Maze, to the child-size locomotive of the Blue Train amusement park.

On the opposite side rests the V&A Waterfront, a leisure lover’s mecca with over 400 stores for browsing, eateries galore, and top-notch entertainment such as the cinema, amphitheatre, and aquarium. Tourists are shuttled off to Robben Island or on a scenic cruise around the wharf from the working harbour.

Highlights

  •  Mouille Point is one of Cape Town’s most affluent suburbs • Its paved promenade runs past the scenic beachfront to the sheltered Bantry Bay
  • Green Point Urban Park encompasses a fitness park, play park for the little ones, and an art park with exhibitions and craft markets
  • Green Point lighthouse dates back to 1824, making it the oldest lighthouse in the country
  • The V&A Waterfront is a leisure-lover’s mecca with over 400 stores, an array of restaurants, and top-notch entertainment, including The Wheel of Excellence

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