History og Green Point

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  • Province: Western Cape
  • Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°24′E
  • Area: 2.01 km2
  •    Atlantic Seaboard
  • Municipality; City of Cape Town

Green Point was used by the Dutch as a cattle grazing area until the British annexed the Cape in 1806 whereafter the common was used for horse racing. During the Anglo-Boer war from 1899 to 1902, the Green Point Common was used as a military camp and Boer prisoners were also interned there.  The suburb is now an upmarket area popular with both locals and tourists.

The lighthouse was proposed by Sir Rufane Donkin and designed by Hermann Schutte, it was built in 1824 however, it did not stand up to Cape of storms weather and had to be renovated in 1842. It was dismantled in the 1920s and replaced with a new one The height of the lighthouse was increased in1863.
Green Point Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse on the South African coast and is a national heritage site.

The postcode for Greenpoint is  8005.(streets) and 8051 (boxes)

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 021 430 3700
  • Traffic department: Gallows hill 0860 103 089
  • Fire: Sea point : 021 434 2020
  • Municipality: 0860 103 089
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; sea point – 021 434 2315
  • Closest hospital/clinic; Somerset hospital -021 402 6911
  • Green point community health centre pharmacy – 021 421 0288
  • Green Point Ratepayers and Residents Association;076 061 2371
  • SPCA: Cape of Good Hope Grassy Park: 021 700 4140
  • Schools:
  • Reddam house – 021 433 0105
  • Nutwood forest pre primary – 021 439 4874
  • Museum: Cape Medical museum – 021 418 5663                         
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