La Splendida - This chic hotel is ideally situated on the bustling Mouille Point promenade – Cape Town’s own “platinum mile”, minutes away from the sights and sounds of...
Mouille Point is an affluent suburb situated between the V&A Waterfront to the North, Sea Point to the South and Green Point to the east. The suburb hugs the coastline, and consists primarily of high-end apartment blocks. The name comes from the French word for anchoring ground. In the early 18th century, wrecks were common in Table Bay and the then governor decided that a breakwater (mouille in French) was needed to protect vessels. The Mouille Point lighthouse is prominently located here.
It is a very small suburb, having only two major roads (Beach Road and Bay Road). It is also home to the Mouille Point promenade; a paved promenade on the coast that is used daily by thousands of Capetonians. Behind it lies the Green Point Common, where numerous playing fields and a golf course are situated.
The famous Mouille Point promenade stretches through to Bantry Bay, allowing for long scenic strolls, jogging, and rollerblading alongside the ocean. The beachfront area is also complimented by trendy coffee shops, café’s and delicatessen’s, offering sweeping views and designer dining spots. From sunbathing on the beach, to kayaking or enjoying a gourmet coffee after a brisk morning walk, Mouille Point has something for everyone to enjoy.