Mouille Point Holiday Guide

Description

The village of Mouille Point, which lies between Granger Bay and Three Anchor Bay just outside the centre of Cape Town, is a bit of a conundrum in the sense that this now upmarket suburb – mainly a host of apartments overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and Lion’s Head – is most famous for its lighthouse, which is actually the Green Point Lighthouse.

The oldest operational lighthouse in the country is often used as a landmark by locals when giving directions around this part of the mother city. Its white and red stripes stand as an obvious milestone on Beach Road in a suburb that was originally developed in the 1940s as an answer to Rio de Janeiro’s big city developments. It didn’t have quite the desired effect and the residents of Mouille Point settled for living in a less-fashionable part of Cape Town, until the boom of recent years.

The now eclectic mix of deli, hair salons, spa and boutiques gives Mouille Point a flavour all its own and the added attractions of the golf course, the sea side promenade and the sports and sailing clubs based on the nearby Common have made Mouille Point quite a sought after address in the modern Cape Town.

Mouille Point is only minutes away from the V&A Waterfront and the centre of Cape Town with its vibrant Long Street, trendy Kloof Street and the many museums, galleries and nooks and crannies.

The Location of Mouille Point

Mouille Point Village is located in Mouille Point, between the V&A Waterfront and Sea Point, approximately 30kms from Cape Town International Airport.

Directions from Airport:

 

  • Exit Airport Direction N2 Cape Town, and as you approach the city, follow the N2 CITY, FORESHORE, SEA POINT signage.
  • Follow N2 Stad/City signs for 22km’s until you arrive at the Coen Steytler Avenue traffic lights.
  • The Cape Town International Convention Centre is on your left hand side and the V&A Waterfront on your right hand side.
  • Proceed straight over the intersection, keeping in the right hand lane.
  • At the very next traffic light, turn right into Western Boulevard, direction Green Point.
  • Turn right into Portswood road, direction V&A Waterfront.
  • Turn left into Beach Road just before the V&A Waterfront (BMW Pavilion on the corner).
  • Follow Beach Road as it runs alongside the shoreline, for about 2km.
  • Mouille Point Village is on your left hand side.

The Mouille Point Vibe

Mouille Point is cosmopolitan yet chilled, trendy yet family friendly, offering un-crowded small beaches, a promenade and an impressive offering of chic restaurants.

Mouille Point – Amenities

Mouille Point is a seaside treasure, ideally situated within walking distance to major attractions, such as the Green Point Stadium and the V&A Waterfront

Places to see in (or near) Mouille Point

 

  • The Lighthouse
  • Cape Medical Museum
  • Robben Island
  • Sea Point Promenade
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • V&A Waterfront

 

Mouille Point Activities

 

  • Spa treatments
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Sun bathing
  • Shell collecting
  • Golfing
  • Putt-putt

 

Eating out in Mouille Point

Mouille Point Village is a diverse beachfront location embellished with many upmarket restaurants and delicatessen’s, catering to the cosmopolitan crowd and atmosphere.

Mouille Point restaurants:

 

  • New Port Deli
  • Sundance Gourmet Coffee Company
  • Café Splendida
  • Pepenero’s
  • Geisha
  • Theo’s Grill
  • Wakame

 

Guesthouses in Mouille Point

D2 Mouille Point Guesthouse

Seabreeze Guesthouse

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