Summer isn’t the same without a picnic in the park, especially with this unique one. Read up on 5 reasons why the urban green point park should be on your to-do list.
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Summer in Cape Town boasts good weather, afternoons lazing in the sun, cocktails watching the sun set and lots of fun doing outdoor activities. With scenic views of the wetlands, ocean and a biodiversity garden, the Green Point Urban Park isn’t just any park. Yes, I said it. If you’re in Cape Town over December then make sure you visit this area of town. The Green Point Urban Park is situated a stone throw away from the Cape Town Stadium.
Quick Facts About the Green Point Urban Park:
● Open Monday to Sunday (7:00 - 19:00)
● Free for all to enter
● Dogs on leashes allowed
● Find the park in 1 Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051
As a family you can easily jump on the City Sightseeing Bus and enjoy a scenic route along Camps Bay to Green Point Urban Park. Jump on the red line and hop off at stop 12.
If you need some convincing, we’ve put together five reasons why you should take some time to visit the Green Point Urban Park.
● Enjoy Beautiful Scenery
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When I mentioned that there is beautiful scenery in the area, this is truth. Walk along the wetlands where you’ll be able to spot water birds frolicking and take note of the water flora diversity. Fresh water flows from Table Mountain down through to the wetlands area. Take in the ocean breeze coming from Sea Point promenade, then turn around and snap pictures of beautiful Table Mountain, Lions Head and Cape Town Stadium. What more could you ask for?
● Pick and Choose a Picnic Area
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If you’re with family or friends, take the opportunity to host a picnic in the park. Green Point Urban park has several picnic areas with tables and benches. It’s a wonderful location to enjoy company with your loved ones. The park is also dog friendly and you can wander along the paths enjoying the walks and biodiversity along the way.
● Educate Yourself in the Biodiversity Garden
Do you love nature? The Green Point Urban Park has its own biodiversity garden where you can learn more about the Western Cape fauna and flora. Follow the biodiversity trail and use the interactive boards to learn about the plants in and around the area. If you’re the type that likes to learn more about South Africa, make sure you check out this garden.
● Take Advantage of the Fitness Equipment
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If you are the one who enjoys fitness then make sure you spend some time in the park using the free fitness equipment, ride a bicycle along the cycling lanes and enjoy runs through the park. There is something for everyone here.
● Watch the Kids Play
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While you enjoy a coffee or tea in the park, relax while your children enjoy themselves in the playground areas. Green Point Urban Park has three different playground areas for different age groups.
Find these playgrounds while you are there:
● Tot-lot Play Park (for children 1 – 6 years)
● Adventure play park (for children 7 – 16 years)
● Outdoor Labyrinth (a space to relax and reflect)
For more information on transport options with City Sightseeing Bus, check out the City Sightseeing timetable and ticket costs here. Buy your tickets online and receive a discount.
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