Weekend Walk in Green Point Park

There is a really nice promenade on the Atlantic side of Cape Town that begins near Sea Point and winds down towards Cape Town Stadium.

Finishing at the Mouille Point lighthouse, there is a tiny gelato shop near the corner of Surf and Surry, or for a bigger meal, the Newport Deli and Market.  The promenade is the perfect place in Cape Town to run or take a Saturday morning stroll. 

Also, in the area is newly open Green Point Park, Cape Town’s own Central Park.  It’s a 12.5 hectare area that includes a rolling lawn, and a fantastic biodiversity garden. There is a pond with water that flows underneath (and next to) parts of the main walkway that the kids love to run through and play in. I can tell the city really put in a good effort to make this park a place you want to spend half a day, so it’s worth bringing the whole family for a picnic sometime soon!

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.