Historical Walking Tour

History in Green Point & ­Waterfront

One of the best ways to get an insight into the history of the Waterfront and its development, as well as make sense of this sprawling site, is to sign up for a 45-minute historical walking tour starting from the Chavonnes Battery Museum.

Highlights of the tour include the Clock Tower, from where the harbour master used to control the comings and goings in the docks; the Breakwater Prison, where you can see carvings made by the prisoners in the slate walls; and the Time Ball Tower, previously used to signal the time to ships in the bay.