Nobel Square

Green Point & ­Waterfront

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 Nobel Prize winners – Nkosi Albert Luthuli and FW de Klerk.

Also here is the Peace and Democracy sculpture by Noria Mahasa, which symbolises the contribution of women and children to the struggle. It’s etched with pertinent quotes by each of the great men, translated into all the major languages of the country.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Green Point & ­Waterfront attractions

1. Time Ball Tower

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Built in 1894, this was once used to signal the time to ships in the bay; when the big red ball on the roof was lowered down a metal spike, ship's masters…

2. Maritime Centre

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This small museum, stocked with model ships, houses the John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre (, a resource for those interested…

3. Robinson Dry Dock

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One of the Waterfront's most fascinating sights is this large dry dock, opened in 1882 and still used to repair ships today. Named after Governor Sir…

4. Cape Wheel

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What was supposed to be a temporary attraction at the Waterfront has proved so popular that it's been made a permanent fixture. Your ticket gives you four…

5. The Springbok Experience

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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…

6. Chavonnes Battery Museum

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This museum houses the remains of an early-18th-century cannon battery, one of several fortifications the Dutch built around Table Bay. It was partly…

7. Old Port Captain's Office

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This beautiful gabled building, dating from 1904, was built for the Port Captain, whose office was previously located in the Clock Tower across the 'cut'…

8. Clock Tower

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This red-and-grey Victorian Gothic–style building, dating from 1882, is from where the harbour master used to control the comings and goings in the docks.