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The unpretentious groove of Green Point

Bordering on Cape Town central and the V & A Waterfront and incorporating a spacious common this district is being visibly upgraded on a weekly basis.

A new showcase sport stadium that will host Cape Town ’s 2010 World Cup football games is well on the way to completion with the Green Point Urban Park project bringing fresh and landscaped outdoor amenities into this increasingly prosperous, solidly fashionable part of town.

– Capital Punishment, Streetwalking and Michael Jackson on stage: Solid Foundations for a new Green Point –

Not so very long ago this Cape Town city precinct was the kind of place that offered you few reasons to visit it.

There was the Cape Town traffic department, known as Gallows Hill (the penalties for parking transgressions were severe and final), still there, still uncharming yet necessary.

If you were feeling a little gay or a lot gay then The Bronx  bar and meeting place of gentlefolk was reliably available. And on the corners of solidly named roads like Vesperdene and St George’s ladies of the night turned their good sides to oncoming headlights.

– Character acquires grooming and manners too –

Green Point had lots of character and through the recent changes in and around it has acquired a bit of grooming and manners too.

Being one of the closest suburbs to Cape Town, on the boundary of the old harbour and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with a sizeable landmass covered with middle-class houses and smallish blocks of flats has led this area to be targeted for mostly successful densification, renovation and commercialisation.

– Green Point Central –

As we move west from Cape Town and past De Waterkant along Somerset Road, the influence of the Cape Town V&A Waterfront becomes more strongly felt.

There are two direct access points to this upmarket harbour complex, via Ebenezer Road to the east and Portswood Road a bit to the west.

– Green Point development in similar class to the Waterfront –

The Waterfront Marina has reached saturation point with regards to hotel and residential development causing similar class of development to occur in Green Point on the Waterfront ’s southern boundary.

A penthouse suite in the under-construction One and Only Hotel (owned by resort tycoon, Sol Kerzner, of Sun City fame who went and made it bigger in Las Vegas: so the crudely ostentatious name stands to reason) has just sold for R110 million which inevitably sends high value reverberations into the immediate vicinity.

– A swathe of glossy modern apartments and all-suite hotels –

And so the Green Point stretch alongside this has responded with a swathe of glossy and modern apartment blocks and luxury all-suite hotels.

These provide excellent accommodation choices that offer better value than the Waterfront Marina by being on the outer edge of the Waterfront perimeter yet having fast direct access to all the Waterfront attractions.

– The unpretentious groove of Green Point –

And you get the veneer of Green Point street credibility that fails to penetrate the high-tech Waterfront security net. Good food outlets, delicatessens, coffee shops, a few first floor balcony lounge bars and the massive liquor and wine warehouse, Ultra Liquors,  pepper the pavements and add to the unpretentious groove of Green Point.

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Tips For an Indulgent Cape Town Holiday

Cape Town has long been the international choice of discerning travellers who are not only mesmerised by her incomparable beauty but by the sheer opulence up for grabs at an array of world-class restaurants, clubs, and premier V&A Waterfront apartments and spas.

Celebrities from all walks of life – European royalty, Hollywood movie stars, American chat show hostesses and a legion of professional sportsmen and women – choose Cape Town for a truly holistic experience of self-indulgence.

If money’s no object then take our recommended Cape Town luxury holiday, a veritable tour of extravagance and don’t forget the limo service!

A World in One City

The city is fast rivalling Paris, Tokyo and Chengdu as the cuisine capital of the world. Master Chefs, from all over the planet, are opening restaurants within the greater Cape Town. For an enviable gastronomic experience book a table at one of these exclusive eateries – Buitenverwachting, Platine, Pigalle, Haiku or Azure.

Cape Town Nightlife

Following an indulgent feast comprising fresh seafood, venison, sushi, caviar and dark Belgian chocolate, washed down with copious amounts of the finest Cape wines, head for one of the elite nightclubs, bars and lounges located in the city bowl or Atlantic seaboard.

The sophisticated Hemisphere, where the beautiful people hang out, is well positioned in the centre of town but for celeb spotting, as well as perfect dolphin and whale watching, head for Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay. Other hot clubs include Chevelle, Chrome, Mercury Live & Lounge and the local favourite, the Bang Bang Club!

Designer Shopping

No Cape Town luxury holiday will be complete without an intensive designer shopping spree. The obvious choice is the popular V&A Waterfront but locals prefer the trendy Cape Quarter in De Waterkant with its exclusive selection of decor and design stores, fashion boutiques and cotemporary African arts and crafts outlets.

Luxury Spas

Then it’s time for well-earned rest and relaxation at of one of Cape Town’s acclaimed spas. Try the Arabella Spa on the 19th floor of the 5-star Westin Grand Hotel, tipped as one of the best in the city or the stunning Sanctuary Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, where the views are to die for!

Bliss at the Andros Boutique Hotel, the Librisa Spa at the iconic Mount Nelson or the Esprit de Beaute in Franschhoek, are all right up there with the best!

Excellent Accommodation

Your luxury Cape Town accommodation will undoubtedly be right on top of the extravagant wish list. Although there is a vast number of fabulous hotels in and around the city; for complete privacy as well as first class service and accessibility, select Cape Town luxury apartments in the V&A Waterfront.
You will not only be in the hub of Cape Town’s tourist centre but you’ll be within walking distance of some of the most adventurous activities in the city – helicopter flips, champagne cruises, diving with sharks at the oceanarium or simply a luxury yacht charter to the trendy Clifton Beach.

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Sea Point Holiday Apartments

Sea Point Holiday Holiday Rentals, on the slopes of Signal Hill lie large private villas with fabulous views of the Atlantic Seaboard. Then we have the famous Sea Point promenade which always draws all local and international visitors for walking, jogging or even just watching.

The hub of activity is Sea Point promenade which runs the length of Sea Point’s beachfront. The promenade is popular and is particular busy in the early morning where you will find some visitors jogging, or late afternoons to watch the sun set. There are also some children’s parks that run alongside the promenade and a swimming pool at the pavilion.

Just a drive away from our Sea Point Holiday Accommodation, you will find the trendy beaches Clifton and Camps Bay and only a couple of minutes away lies the V&A Waterfront.

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