Hard though it is to believe, but it’s nearly the end of another year. Luckily, December is a time of beautiful weather, family time, and gift giving. As our minds turn to present shopping, why not combine those three wonderful things and gift your loved ones an adventure that gets you all out together? This year we encourage you to put down the predictable presents, and instead seek out a unique activity gift. Our aim is to bring your family together around something new and support local businesses.
Here are our top picks of things to do in Green Point, all of which sit beautifully beneath a gift bow!
For the coffee enthusiasts – Origin Coffee Roasting Alternative Brewing Course
Origin Coffee Roasting is one of the companies that ignited Cape Town’s boutique coffee scene. They remain home to some of the most skilled baristas in the City Bowl, and are proud of their crafted offering. The coffee lover in your life is either already a fan or will be delighted when you make the introduction. They are now opening the doors to their brewing lab and caffeine secrets with an alternative brewing course. For R650 a head, you will spend 3 hours learning about coffee theory and history, and all that you need to know about alternative brewing methods such as the French press and AeroPress.
Address: 28 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 421 1000
For the fitness fans: rent a bike on the promenade from Up Cycles
We expect most of your friends and family have absorbed that fresh air, gentle exercise, and beautiful views which help with happiness, perspective, and health. This Christmas, why not gift them all of those things in the form of a bike ride? Breathe in the fresh sea air as you enjoy a relaxing cycle along the promenade on Cape Town’s first drop-and-go bike rental company. Up Cycles uses single-speed, back and pedal breaking ‘upcycled’ Dutch style bikes, and riders of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate as the route is flat. You can ride all the way through to the V&A Waterfront if you’d like, into the CBD or to Green Point Park. Hourly, half-day and full-day rental options are available, so why not gather your group, plan a route, and get pedalling?
Address: Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8001
Website: https://www. upcycles.co.za
Contact: 074 100 9161
For those craving quality time: snacks from Giovanni’s Deli in Green Point Urban Park
It’s a hectic modern world we live in, and amidst the packed schedules it can be hard to find dedicated time to spend with our nearest and dearest. Why not use this season to remind a loved one how important they are to you with some quality time together? Pop past Giovanni’s Deli, a magical spot along Green Point main road, and pick up a selection of home cooked dishes, meats and cheeses, all served deli style. Then make your way to the beautiful Green Point Urban Park and enjoy your feast in a shaded spot before wandering through the park’s Biodiversity Showcase Garden.
Address: 103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051
Contact: 021 434 6893
For movie fanatics: Galileo Open Air Cinema at Battery Park
If you have a film fan in your life, why not indulge in their passion together? Head to Battery Park, make your selection from the cinematic delights on offer, and then enjoy a movie night under a canopy of stars. Backrests and blankets are available to hire, and we suggest taking a picnic blanket too. A wide selection of food and drinks are on offer to provide the perfect movie snacks and treats. Make sure you arrive early to book a nice spot and enjoy the live music while you wait for the movie to begin. Once you’ve decided who to treat, visit their website to view their latest selection of movies.
Address: 19 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 510 0929