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Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden

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Address: Bay Road, Cape Town Central 8051, South Africa
Description: The urban park was one of the legacy projects of the FIFA World Cup 2010...
The urban park was one of the legacy projects of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The area is adjacent to the Cape Town Stadium and has stunning views of both the stadium as well as Signal Hill. Lovely place to bring the kids to excercise or to have a picnic. It is also a learning experience for young and old. The garden is separated into ‘People and Plants’, ‘Wetlands’ and ‘Discovering Biodiversity’. The park hours are from 7 to 7 with visible security.
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Stunning park with a breath-taking backdrop

What could be more beautiful than Table Mountain in the background and sea-breezes wafting over the play area? This is a lovely area of open ground with plenty to keep the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

What could be more beautiful than Table Mountain in the background and sea-breezes wafting over the play area? This is a lovely area of open ground with plenty to keep the children busy and active. There are two environmentally-friendly play areas, an outside gymnasium, a biodiversity garden full of intesting facts, large shady areas for picnics, a maze, pond and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We took our kiddies here for a morning and it was lovely. Plenty of playground equipment for them to play on as well as lots of open grass area. Tables and chairs to sit on surround by lakes and waterfalls and mini walks. Was very relaxing and could spend the whole morning or afternoon there. WouId definitely recommend going there... More 

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Cape Town
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The park is FREE entertainment for everyone. There are 2 kiddies play areas for different ages with age appropriate equipment. There is plenty of shade and lots of picnic space. The park also offers 'Park Run' events. Lots of convenient parking too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a joy to behold! The Greenpoint park and Biodiversity Garden is an example of what an urban park should be - a reminder of how great nature is and an opportunity to feel that you can be part of it, although you are only a heartbeat away from the CBD! It is beautifully laid out with consideration being given... More 

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bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Walking through the park was the obvious route to the seafront from our guest house and we always enjoyed seeing the locals having their picnics, walking their dogs, exercising or whatever and everyone was very friendly. It is a beautiful public space and I imagine it will only become more so as some of the trees etc mature over the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful to have such a large expanse of greenery in the centre of the city. What a fantastic development that is clearly enjoyed by everyone. Great parks for different ages and beautiful water features.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I last visited just after the park was created and its great to see how the plants have established. Its a safe environment to walk around in and a great educational tool for kids. My walk through to find the local Geocache actually relaxed me before heading off to the CTICC for the day.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Well-maintained with beautiful views. Plenty to do for the kids! Sundays get full, so arrive early to get a spot. Open gym and 5km jogging track along allows one to exercise while breathing in fresh sea breeze :)

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of Cape Town very few fee attractions, it has playgrounds for younger and older kids and yes as well as for adults (exercise equipment) The garden is quite beautiful as well. Lots of space and benches. Just be careful of the wind

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is a place to stop and look as you walk along the esplanade at Greenpoint. If you have children they must have a go on the Greenpoint Rotary miniature railway -which has now been running for 55 years!

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