Things to do near
Three Anchor Bay
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Mouille Point (0.2 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Coastal Kayak specializes in scenic guided ocean trips along the Atlantic Seaboard. Home to Kaskazi brand kayaks, they also stock a wide range of gear and accessories for kayaking.
Their shop is conveniently located at Three Anchor Bay and their kayaks are stored on the beach, perfect for launching to explore the Table Bay coastline. The trips typically cover 3 – 5 km towards Clifton Beach.
Green Point (0.3 km from Three Anchor Bay)
A popular activity for all ages, anyone will enjoy a good laugh or two testing their putting skills on this friendly course.
The course has two 18-hole courses available. A small entry fee will equip you with a simple putter, score card and colourful ball. Larger groups of 10 or more will net you a small discount per person. The kiosk also doubles as a tuck shop so you can acquire your favourite snack after a game.
As an added fun element, if you manage to score a hole-in-one on the last hole, you'll be awarded a discount on your next game.
Cape Town (0.3 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Experience a one-of-a-kind tour of the beautiful Cape in vintage World War II sidecars.
A fleet of 25 sidecars are available for chauffeured tours, transfers, fun events and much more. Take your pick from a variety of itineraries, ranging from a spin around the Peninsula, to a meander through the Winelands. Drivers are well qualified and fully licensed.
Groups of all sizes are welcome, so phone in to book your adventure.
Sea Point (0.4 km from Three Anchor Bay)
The Sea Point Promenade is an attractive paved walkway that stretches from the Green Point Lighthouse to the other side of Sea Point, much loved by the locals and visitors.
The walkway is flanked by well-manicured lawns, popular for picnics and informal soccer or cricket games. It’s a fabulous place to walk, ogle passers by, or kick back and appreciate the cosmopolitan vibe. You'll have access to a few small beaches from the walkway.
Photo by Hilton Teper [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Sea Point (0.4 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Located just off the Sea Point's promenade, you'll find some steps which lead onto secluded Rocklands Beach.
On this rather small beach you'll find a good space to enjoy the soft white sand and take in the lovely scenery. There is a small area where you can slip into the water for a nice chilly swim. The spot is also a great surfing and body boarding location.
Mouille Point (0.6 km from Three Anchor Bay)
The multipurpose Green Point Urban Park functions as an inner city “people’s recreation park” for relaxation, education and amusement – beckoning jaded urbanites to get outdoors and play.
Energetic types can make use of the fitness park with cycling, outdoor training and gym facilities. Along with these exercising features, the venue includes a play park, an adventure park, learning park for functions and seminars, art exhibition and craft park, concert arena, outdoor markets and more.
Areas for relaxation and enrichment include a biodiversity garden celebrating the region’s unique natural heritage and picnic spots. Well-behaved pooches on a leash are welcome in certain areas – make sure you take a poop scoop along. Water features and benches provide pleasant pit stops.
Open seven days a week from 07:00 to 19:00.
Green Point (0.7 km from Three Anchor Bay)
A fairly new addition to the city of Cape Town, Green Point Park is a beautiful park with a focus on sustainability and conservation education.
The park is gorgeously landscaped with amazing views of Green Point Stadium and Signal Hill. The park comprises wonderfully paved and wide pathways, green lawns, water features, and a special bio-diversity garden representing Cape ecosystems such as wetland and fynbos. The bio-diversity garden is especially interesting, complete with educational boards and fun wildlife decorations.
Park facilities include an outdoor gym and function rooms. In the south end of the garden is a wonderful children's play park, fitted with unique and exciting features to keep the kids busy for hours.
Green Point Park is open from 7:00 until 19:00, with visible security around the clock.
Mouille Point (0.7 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Green Point Lighthouse is an eye-catching landmark in Mouille Point with its bold red and white candy stripes.
Dating back to 1824, it was the first solidly constructed lighthouse built on South Africa’s coastline. The original lanterns were equipped with single wick Argand lamps fueled by sperm whale oil. The weak rays could not be seen further than 6 sea miles.
In 1865 the tower was extended to its present height and was electrified in 1929. The lantern was replaced with a 3rd order dioptic lens flashing light that can be seen for 25 nautical miles. Visitors can take a self-guided tour inside the tower.
City Bowl (1.3 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Forming the ‘lion’s rump’ for the adjacent Lion’s Head, Signal Hill is a prominent attraction from which the historic Noon Gun is fired at midday.Most people make their way there for the spectacular views across the Cape Town harbour, city and Atlantic Ocean. The family-friendly picnic spots are popular with locals and visitors alike in all seasons.On summer evenings Signal Hill becomes a ‘lover’s lane’ with couples admiring the city lights and the romance of the floodlit background of Table Mountain.The site got its name from the practice of using signal flags to communicate with ships in the bay, and later the famous Noon Gun. The two cannons were brought to Signal Hill in 1902, serving as time signals for ships at anchor. Watch the daily firing of the gun, or bring a picnic and find a spot looking out over the Atlantic Ocean near the parking lot. You could also head down into the Bo-Kaap for a meal at The Noon Gun Tea Room in Longmarket Street.Photo: Lion's Head and Signal Hill – next on the 'to do' list after Table Mountain and Robben Island
Green Point (1.5 km from Three Anchor Bay)
This fantastic 18-hole golf course offers a very playable layout for amateurs. With views of Signal Hill and Green Point Stadium, you'll enjoy to a memorable game at this highly central course.
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Green Point (1.6 km from Three Anchor Bay)
The stunning location of Cape Town Stadium is just a stone's throw from the ocean with the mountains of Cape Town forming the backdrop for matches.
The location couldn't be more ideal as it is a short walk from the transportation hub of the city. One of the venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, five first-round matches, one second-round match, one quarterfinal and one semifinal kicked off at Cape Town Stadium.
A fundamental upgrade transformed the old Green Point Stadium into a multi-purpose sports facility situated between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town's seaboard suburb of Green Point.
Cape Town Stadium was completed at the end of 2009 and provides seating for 70 000 people. It features a retractable dome to shelter spectators and players should Cape Town's unpredictable winter weather become unfavourable.
Bo-Kaap (1.8 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Head up Signal Hill to see the the oldest guns in daily use in the world! Cape Town’s oldest living tradition is the Noon Gun, fired every day at 12 pm sharp, except Sundays and public holidays. The 18-pounder, smoothbore muzzle-loaders are still in use today! These are the oldest cannons in daily use in the world.There are actually two on top of the Signal Hill overlooking Table Bay, one is a back-up should the other misfire. The Noon Gun originated so that ships which had been at sea and lost track of the correct time could re-set their clocks. Even quite far out at sea they could hear the sound, and if not, they would still see the puff of smoke and could work it out from there.Today the sound of this daily Cape Town tradition echoes through the City Bowl, and Capetonians check their watches with a smile. You can watch the daily ritual up on Signal Hill at Lion Battery, from 11:30. To get there head up Military Street in the Bo-Kaap to the Noon Gun. Look for for the sign-post on Buitengracht Street.
Sea Point (1.9 km from Three Anchor Bay)
A prominent landmark of the area, the Sea Point Pavillion Swimming Pool has been around since the 1950s, keeping locals and visitors chilled during summer's heat.
The Olympic-sized pool's water is sourced from the ocean itself, so expect a nice cool swim when you jump in. There are two other smaller pools available, as well as a shallow pool for kiddie to play in.
Open times: 07:00 to 19:00.
Adult fee: R17.00.
Child fee: R8.00.
Photo by Hilton1949 [CC-BY-SA-3.0] from Wikimedia Commons.
V and A Waterfront (2.3 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Look no further if you're at the Waterfront on a mission to find an entertaining and educational spot to occupy children! Head straight for the Predator Tank exhibit and make sure your visit coincides with the action at shark feeding time when they get hand fed by divers. Large ragged-tooth sharks, nervous looking gamefish, rays and giant turtles glide past you in a seemingly endless procession. Gaze from a seat in the amphitheatre at the enormous picture window or get up close and personal with their toothy smiles in the curved plexi-glass tunnel.The Diversity Hall houses weird creepy crawlies like giant spider crabs, octopuses, exquisite but deadly firefish and delicate beasties like seahorses and box jellies.There's an activity centre with organised activities, touch exhibits specially for very young children and the Diving Animals display where Cape fur seals entertain with their playful antics.The Kelp Forest Tank is mesmerising. Drift away with the swaying dense thicket of giant seaweed whilst shoals of shimmering little fish flit about in the shafts of sunlight.There are loads more creatures and an amazing variety ranging from rainbow bright tropical fish found in the Indian Ocean to the more subtle silvery beauties residing in the Cape's cold Atlantic waters.If you have your diving ticket you could also scuba dive with sharks in the Predator Tank or amoungst the teeming fish in the Kelp Forest Tank.Check out amazing frogs at Beyond the Pond. This themed and highly interactive gallery was created to raise awareness of the plight of frogs, to inform visitors on what can be done to create frog-friendly environments and to raise funds for the Amphibian Ark www.amphibianark.org. Jump in to find out more about these quirky yet threatened creatures.Need to know?Open daily 9:30 – 18:00. Feeding times at Two Oceans Aquarium: I&J Predator Exhibit – 15:00 daily, Kelp Forest Exhibit: Wednesdays and Saturdays – 12:00, Penguins in the Sappi River Meander Exhibit – 11:30 & 14:30 daily.It is recommended to allow one to two hours to enjoy the diverse and magnificent displays. Wear comfortable shoes!
Galleries and Museums
Green Point (2.5 km from Three Anchor Bay)
Open twice a week, the Cape Quarter Village Market is a lifestyle, European-inspired market that exhibits local goods and produce.
Within the centrally located mall of the Cape Quarter, when the market is up and running you'll find an al fresco venue surrounded by a myriad of shops, restaurants and speciality services. In terms of market food, there is a large choice to enjoy comprising delicious gourmet-style items. Live music is also a common attraction. On Saturdays you'll find the corner bar area open, offering a large selection of locally brewed beers on tap and wines.
When you've browsed the various vendors and ate your full, you can explore the rest of the mall at leisure.
There is plenty of underground parking available.
Open every Wednesday and Sunday, 10:00 to 15:00.