Three Anchor Bay

Green Point & ­Waterfront

This small, rocky beach has easy access from the promenade. It's from here that the bohemian poet Ingrid Jonker, considered the Sylvia Plath of South Africa, committed suicide by drowning in 1965.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Green Point & ­Waterfront attractions

1. White Horses

0.07 MILES

The running aground of the SS South African Seafarer in 1966 was the inspiration for Kevin Brand's White Horses. The ship's cargo included plastic white…

2. Putt-Putt Golf

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Get some putting practice in at this fun course on the promenade at Mouille Point. Note, it's closed if there's bad weather.

3. Green Point Urban Park

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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…

4. Blue Train Park

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A fixture of the Mouille Point seafront for generations and great for toddlers, this child-sized loco and carriages chugs around a creatively landscaped…

5. Rocklands Beach


You can easily wade into the sea from this rocky beach at a kink in the Sea Point Promenade near the animal-themed Promenade Pets benches.

6. Kids Playground

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Next to Green Point Lighthouse, this is an imaginatively constructed playground with a giant ship-shaped climbing frame. Nearby are other family-friendly…

7. Promenade Pets

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Rest on one of these pieces of public art by Rocklands Beach; the seats of the benches are held up by pairs of blue seagulls, black sea lions and pink…

8. Green Point Lighthouse

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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…