Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Robben Island

Used as a prison from the early days of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) right up until 1996, this Unesco World Heritage site is preserved as a memorial to those (such as Nelson Mandela) who spent many years incar…
Top Choice Museum in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Zeitz MOCAA Museum

The Waterfront's old grain silo has been transformed into this state-of-the-art museum for the contemporary Southern African art collection of entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz, as well the museum's own collection and loane…
Top Choice Area in Green Point & ­Waterfront

V&A Waterfront

This historic working harbour has a spectacular setting and many tourist-oriented attractions, including masses of shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas and cruises. The Alfred and Victoria Basins date from 1860 and are…
Aquarium in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Two Oceans Aquarium

This excellent aquarium features denizens of the deep from the cold and the warm oceans that border the Cape Peninsula. It's a chance to see penguins, turtles, an astounding kelp forest open to the sky, and pools in…
Park in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Green Point Urban Park

One of the best things to come out of the redevelopment of Green Point Common for the 2010 World Cup is this park and biodiversity garden. Streams fed by Table Mountain’s springs and rivers water the park, which has…
Stadium in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Cape Town Stadium

Shaped like a giant traditional African hat and wrapped with a Teflon-mesh membrane designed to catch and reflect natural light, this R4.5-billion stadium, built for the 2010 World Cup, is Cape Town’s most striking …
Square in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Nobel Square

Here’s your chance to have your photo taken with Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Larger-than-life statues of both men, designed by the artist Claudette Schreuders, stand beside those of two other South African Nobe…
Museum in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Diamond Museum

Really an extended sales pitch for the bling on sale in the attached Shimansky Jewellers, the displays at this museum have nonetheless been put together with some style and imagination. There’s no obligation to buy,…
Lighthouse in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Green Point Lighthouse

Often mistakenly called Mouille Point Lighthouse (the remains of which are in the grounds of the nearby Cape Town Hotel School), this red-and-white candy-striped beacon dates back to 1824 and makes a striking landma…
Museum in Green Point & ­Waterfront

The Springbok Experience

You don't have to be rugby crazy to enjoy this attraction, which celebrates the history of rugby in South Africa and, in particular, the trials and triumphs of the national team, the Springboks. There are several in…