Featured area – Green Point



Buzzing with a unique energy, and often dubbed the ‘SoHo’ of Cape Town, Greenpoint is located to the north west of the central business district. It is happy home to an increasing number of young professionals residing in new and renovated mid-rise apartment and mixed-use developments. Greenpoint is bisected by Somerset Road/Main Road, and lined by a variety of cafes, restaurants, clubs and shops, of which more anon.




Greenpoint’s most iconic landmark is the Cape Town Stadium; this truly magnificent structure was created on Green Point Common for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, At the same time, a number of important and long lasting infrastructural developments were made, including timely upgrades to Western Boulevard and the new Granger Bay Boulevard along with a massive investment in creating an urban park around the stadium.




Greenpoint Urban Park is a multipurpose, secure green space that is free to the public and open seven days a week from 7am to 7pm. It is also a learning zone, housing a garden which is separated into ‘People and Plants’, ‘Wetlands’ and ‘Discovering Biodiversity’.Adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium it has stunning views of both the stadium and Signal Hill.


Separating the City Centre from Sea Point, Signal Hill offers magnificent views from its summit and is a super sundowner spot. Listen out for the noon gun, fired from its lower slopes daily, Monday to Saturday, in days of old a warning to the burghers to check their watches!




Virgin Active Greenpoint

Bill Peters Drive,


Tel: 021 434 0750

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thu: 5am to 10pm Fri: 5am to 9pm Sat & Sun: 6am to 9pm

Public Holidays: 6am to 9pm Closed on Christmas Day


Metropolitan Golf Club

The Met, as it is affectionately known by locals, is recognised as being one of the best 9 hole courses on the whole African continent. It was rebuilt in 2010 by local Gold Course Architect, Mark Muller, and has the Cape Town stadium as a spectacular backdrop.

Tel: +27(0)21 430 6012

Email: manager@metropolitangolf.co.za




El Burro – Authentic Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar

81 Main Road, Green Point

Tel: 021 433 2364

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 12 noon-1130pm

Within whispering distance of the stadium, this warmly welcoming, authentic Mexican restaurant offers a taste of true, fresh, street cuisine, and a mean line in cocktails. The impressive range of tequilas is imported from Mexico. Indeed, tequila is an absolute misnoma unless it HAS been imported from Mexico!!


Bistro 1800

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa,

47 Main Road,

Green Point

Tel: 021 430 0506

Opening hours: Breakfast and Lunch: Monday-Sunday 6.30-10.30am

12 noon-3pm; 6.30-10.30pm

This stylish restaurant, situated within the grand surroundings of the Cape Royale, is named after its ubiquitous grill, imported from the USA, which cooks steak perfectly at a temperature of 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Known for its signature steak and meat dishes, it offers an extensive range of seafood and other delicacies, served with panache and accompanied by the finest of wines.


Giovannis – Café and Deli

103 Main Road, Green Point

Tel: 021 434 6893

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7.30am-10.30pm

This bustling, fragrant deli buzzes with people, and emanates the most tantalizing of aromas. Although it started life as an Italian food emporium it has now embraced wider Europe – Serrano ham sits comfortably alongside Uruguayan caviar. You will get the warmest of welcomes as you sip a bona fide cappuccino and munch on your self-made deli sandwich, crafted from a mouthwatering array of fillings and fresh breads.


The Butcherman – Butcher and Deli

105 Main Road, Green Point

Tel: 021 434 1111

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm Sunday 9am-6pm

The combination of chic ambiance and an attention to old fashioned craftsmanship is fast rendering this establishment one of the city’s finest. Whilst its vibe is decidedly au courant, (an open plan venue accommodating biltong bar, sit-down and takeaway deli, and a dazzling array of fresh cuts and prepacked meats), its tailor made service and personal approach whispers of the old-fashioned, local butcher, who knew every client by first name and choice of cut!. With biltong gift box and platter home delivery service available, every need is well and truly catered for.


Limnos Bakery – Baker/Confectioner/Cafe

34 Somerset Road, Greenpoint

Tel: 021 425 1456

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 6.30am-7pm

Weekends 8am-7pm

If your sweet tooth needs assuaging, simply peruse the two hundred or so pastries and confectionaries, tarts and breads available in this European-style coffee shop.


Café Extrablatt – Café/Restaurant/Bar

Exhibition Building

79 Main Road, Green Point

Tel: 021 286 0460

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 8am – 1am; Friday and Saturday: 8am – 2am; Sunday and public holidays: 9am-1am.

Part of a German ‘chain’, this particular Extrablatt is the only one of its kind in Cape Town, and a most convivial spot for a leisurely coffee, brunch or lunch, beers or cocktails, snacks or more substantial meals. The first floor terrace offers a fabulous stadium vista and its informal vibe appeals to visitors and locals in equal measure. Enjoy half price cocktails during Happy Hour, 5-8pm daily.




Jade – Champagne Bar and Lounge

39 Main Road, Greenpoint, (entrance via Vesperdene Road)

Open Thursday to Saturday only.

This intimate, stylish nightclub and champagne bar has no cover charge; enjoy an array of bubbles, surrounded by pure, unadulterated glamour. The music is eclectic ranging from hip-hop to jazz, funk to disco. Under 23s not allowed.






SAPS Sea Point

c/o Bay Road & Bill Peters Drive, Sea Point,

Tel:+27 21 430 3704




Somerset Hospital, cnr. Beach Road/Portswood Drive, Greenpoint

Tel: 021 402 6911



Hypermed, Doric Flts, 1 York Road, Greenpoint, Cape Town

Tel: 021 434 1414





Sport Tax

021-447-4444/0861 – 24 hour call centre





Netcare 911 – 082 911


Doctors Direct – 072 137 1363


Cape Town Medi-Clinic – 021 464 5555


Cape Town Weather – 082 234 6390


MyCiTiBus – Route 108/109

You need a Myconnect card loaded with money for travel, available from MyCiTi stations and selected retailer. www.myciti.org.za or 0800 65 64 63




Article by Carrie Turner, Marketing & Relationship Manager at Engel & Völkers Sea Point