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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.
Well, it feels like years since we had a long weekend to enjoy, even though we had one a few months ago, and thanks to the fabulous female of the species we have a three day weekend ahead!
If you’re wondering what goodies Cape Town has to offer on the social scene, take a look at the following round up of what’s hot in the Mothercity this weekend.
The High Walk at the V&A Waterfront will be held on Monday the 9th, National Women’s Day. The walk is aimed at empowering women, and is an opportunity to raise money and assist other women with facing their struggles.
- Venue: V&A Waterfront
- Date and Time: Monday 9th August
- Cost: From R400 pp
Taking your lady out for some quality wining and dining has never been easier, especially with all of the incredible specials on in Cape Town this winter. A quick round-up of a few great deals:
- Book lunch for two on Sundays and get a free bottle of wine at the Strand Tower Hotel and Fountains Hotel in the CBD.
- Get half price sushi and cocktails at Tank restaurant in the Cape Quarter from 12-7pm every day.
- Pay R99 for all you can eat sushi at the Blue Marlin in Obs, every day.
- Pay R99 for all you can eat sushi at Active Sushi in the CBD.
First up is the hugely popular Billy Talent, the award winning rock band from Canada performing on Sunday at the Three Arts Theatre in Plumstead. Fans can enjoy classics such as “Try Honesty”, “Devil in a Midnight Mass”, “River Below” and “Nothing to Lose.”
- Venue: 3 Arts Theatre, Plumstead
- Date and Time: Sunday 8th August @ 18.00 to 23.00
- Cost: From R150 pp
Next up are the South African twin sensation Locnville. The brothers from Cape Town made listeners across South Africa sit up and take notice when they released their hit single “Sun in My Pocket” late last year. Make sure you don’t miss out on the due that is beginning to wow the world with their hip-hop and RnB melodies.
- Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West Casino
- Date and Time: Sunday 8th August @ 20.00 to 22.30
- Cost: From 115pp
Enjoy the weekend Capetowners :)
We should always push ourselves to try and see now things, and with the festivals that are taking place at the moment, we can do many things at once.
A showcase of all the new up and coming Jazzart, as well a performance of the but two guests from Italy. The showcase is starting today and will continue to Sunday 25 July 2010 at the Artscape Theatre.
For more information click here.
Soetes and Sop A festival for those that love winter and all the things that go along with it, this festival promises soup and wine tasting and a performance by a well know Afrikaans band. The festival kicks off tomorrow at the Opstal Estate in Rawsonville.
For more information click here
The Indaba will be kicking off at the CTICC tomorrow, with a collection of all the cute and cuddly baby toys and necessities that a baby and a parent would need, with experts to help all the way.
For more information click here.