Top things to do

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 Shopping Centre in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Watershed

One of the best places to shop for souvenirs in Cape Town, this inventively designed retail market gathers together over 150 tenants representing the cream of Capetonian and South African producers of fashion, arts,…
Top Choice Market in Green Point & ­Waterfront

OZCF Market Day

Produce grown on the Oranjezicht City Farm and other local farms is sold every Saturday here alongside many other edible and souvenir products. It's a great event – one of the best of its kind in Cape Town – with pl…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Guild

Trevyn and Julian McGowan have made a business out of cherry picking the cream of the South African design community and promoting it to the world in annual collections. Opened in 2017, this is their permanent showc…
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…
Top Choice Bar in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Bascule

Over 480 varieties of whisky are served at the Grace’s sophisticated, nautical-themed bar, with a few slugs of the 50-year-old Glenfiddich still available (at just R18,000 a tot). Outdoor tables facing the marina ar…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Out of this World

Buddha statues meet Nigerian tribal crowns at this interior design emporium piled high with treasures from across Africa and Asia. Here also, in a courtyard garden, is the pleasant cafe The Stranger's Club, which is…
Top Choice Indian in Green Point & ­Waterfront

The Yard

Although the menu covers quite a bit of crowd-pleasing culinary ground, it's the Indian dishes that form the bulk and should not be missed – from crispy dosa (chickpea-flour pancakes) for breakfast to excellent tand…
Top Choice Coffee in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Shift

Sporting an industrial-chic look with a cosy library corner inside and sheltered, spacious front courtyard outside, this is one of the area's most inviting cafes. Owner Luigi Vigliotti works hard to please customers…