The Mother City’s point of view

Sea Point and Green Point are two of Cape Town’s most vibrant suburbs and it isn’t hard to see why with their chic restaurants, quirky cafes, buzzing nightlife and high-rise apartments creeping up the slopes of Signal Hill. Located just outside the city centre, these suburbs draw on the energy of the Mother City, inviting visitors and locals alike to immerse themselves in Cape Town.

A promenade connects the two suburbs and seamlessly blends white beaches and the Atlantic ocean with high-rise buildings and restaurants. At all times of the day, the promenade is populated with joggers, cyclists, skateboarders and those taking a leisurely stroll. Public swimming pools, colourful children’s playgrounds, and picnic areas dot the length of the promenade and overlook the ocean. An exhilarating hike up Lion’s Head promises resplendent views of the ocean and city.

Visit Green Point Lighthouse or the impressive Green Point Stadium, home to some of the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches. The weird and wonderful shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs of the city centre are a short drive away as is the V&A Waterfront’s many attractions. Driving away from the city, past Green Point and Sea Point, visitors will reach the playground of the rich and famous: Clifton and Camps Bay.

Highlight

  • A promenade, running along the beachfront, connects Sea Point and Green Point, with swimming pools, children’s playgrounds and picnic found along the way
  • Hikes up Lion’s Head will give visitors an even better view of the vast ocean and city
  • The suburbs are home to a number of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs while the city centre’s attractions are never far away
  • Take a tour of the Green Point Stadium, used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches, or the suburb’s own lighthouse

From small guesthouses to more upmarket hotels, here are the Rhino's pick of accommodation in the Greenpoint and Sea Point area.

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