Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Atlantic Seaboard is a stretch of land hugging the Cape coastline from the V&A Waterfront to Hout Bay. Green Point is situated on this stretch just before Sea Point en route to the popular Camps Bay and Clifton Beaches. Day and night, it’s a distinctively vibrant part of the Mother City and is often referred to as the “soho” of Cape Town, It’s become even more sought after since the development of the “hip” Cape Quarter shopping precinct.

Feels like a village

Green Point has many of the charming characteristics of a small village. These include narrow streets lined with restored Edwardian and Victorian–style homes. Its cafes and stylish shops quite literally spill out onto the Main Road and it’s rivulet streets. After dark, busy clubs, cabaret and themed restaurants come alive.

Candy-striped icon

It’s also lends its name to the red and white candy-striped Green Point Lighthouse. Often incorrectly referred to as the Mouille Point Lighthouse, this beacon dates back to 1824. It’s South Africa’s oldest lighthouse. Today, the very small area in which it is situated (right next to Green Point) is called Mouille Point hence the common mistake.

Carnival Atmosphere

In 2010, South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup. The Cape Town Stadium, unofficially referred to as the Green Point Stadium while in development hosted a number of soccer matches. Green Point is perfectly positioned for the carnival atmosphere that coincided with the pre and post-match fanwalks and subsequent events.

Close to all the action

When seeking a new and bigger venue for Gold Restaurant, Bennett Street, in Green Point was a sublime choice. We’re stationed in a beautiful warehouse building close to all the local action. Green Point really does have a sparkle and vivacity all of its own.

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