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It is a known fact that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We have the most beautiful pristine white sandy beaches, trendy shopping malls, vibrant bars and nightclubs, gorgeous wine farms and an iconic mountain named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – Table Mountain.
I’ve been fortunate enough to see a lot of Cape Town’s beauty in my life, but there a few places I will never grow tired of – the lush green parks. There’s nothing better than packing a picnic basket, a blanket and a few balls and toys for the kids and heading off to one of the beautiful parks in Cape Town for a day of fun in the sun. Here are two of my favourites…
Located in Wynberg, Maynardville Park features lovely lush greenery including exotic swamp cypress trees and lemon-scented gum trees. There’s a water feature and children’s playground perfect for kids, benches available for picnics, footpaths and tracks for cyclists and so much more. Dogs are also allowed as long as they’re on leashes.
The impressive Maynardville Open-air Theatre is best known for its Shakespeare-in-the-Park productions. Many fairs, carnivals and car shows have been hosted at Maynardville Park and for those who plan on tying the knot soon, the park can be transformed into a beautiful wedding venue as well.
Green Point Urban Park
The Green Point Urban Park is probably one of my daughter’s favourite places to visit during summer. Apart from stunning flourishing greenery and amazing views, the park features exercise equipment, a huge stage (great for religious events), ponds, bird baths, huge trees with lots of shade and wide paved paths perfect for an afternoon stroll, early morning jog or bicycle ride with friends.
The park is very safe and so educational. The Biodiversity Garden displays many interesting facts about the vegetation and insects available at the park. There are lots of benches available for picnics, but I prefer having a picnic on the grass (which is great for Yogo and Zumba sessions too!). If you’re looking for a venue for a kiddie’s birthday party, I would recommend Green Point Urban Park. You can spend hours exploring the entire park without even realising it. The Green Point Park opens at 07h00 and closes at 19h00 every day and I still cannot believe entry to the park is free. Although there’s a lot to do in the park, there are things you may not do, which includes camping, braaing, playing loud music, bathing, skateboarding, swimming or flower picking.
Post by Shehaam Petersen*
With the picnic basket and cooler box packed, the That’s Cape Town team embarked on a trip to explore one of the most beautiful and fascinating parks in Cape Town over the weekend — the Green Point Park and Biodiversity Gardens which is situated in Green Point next to the Cape Town stadium.
Upon arrival, while taking a long slow walk through the park we noticed all the amazing facilities available. These include an outdoor gym, a section perfect for cyclists, a learning park for functions (business or pleasure), clean toilets, drinking fountains and a cordoned off play park for the little ones which is completely safe. Not only is the Green Point Park a beautiful setting for people of all ages, it is very educational as well.
Educational boards can be found clearly marked throughout the garden. These boards provide useful information about the wildlife and vegetation found in the garden.
The lovely picnic tables, benches and green grass are perfect spots to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, picnics and even birthday parties.
Entrance to the park is free and open to everyone, however there are a few rules (by the City of Cape Town) which should be adhered to at all times:
The Green Point Park is open every day from 07:00 until 19:00.
Picnics are permitted
Swimming, skateboarding, fires, braais, camping, loud music, flower picking and alcohol are not permitted
Dogs are welcome in the park, provided that they are on a lead and owners pick up and dispose of their excrement. Dogs are not allowed in the biodiversity garden
Parking is available near the entrances on the corner of Beach/Vlei Roads; on Bill Peters Drive (near the entrance to the Virgin Active gym); and on Bay Road (near the Mouille Point lighthouse).
There are also numerous pedestrian links to surrounding areas
The park has an outdoor gym and play park
Every inch of this magnificent landscape should be explored and absorbed, so be sure to spend an entire day there when visiting. Your children will love it.