We will be in Cape Town area with a rental car for 5 days in July and I'm trying to decide between Waterfront (which strikes me as more commercial with malls, shopping, etc...not so much interested in that), Green Point, and Camps Bay. We plan to rent an apartment via airbnb or similar.
A friend who recently stayed in Sea Point suggested Green Point to us (saying he wished he'd stayed there instead). He said also that there were a lot of nice playgrounds and walking areas on the beach where he was (Sea Point). Ergo great for kids. But it looks like those areas are closer to C.T. central.
I'm wishing to stay in a somewhat relaxed area but not residential per se as I'd like to walk with the family to shops, cafes, etc, even at night. Is Green Point like that? Or should we stay in Camps Bay, which is kind of my gut feeling. So many on tripadvisor like Camps Bay. Of course, if beach spots in winter are blah, then we could do Waterfront. Any advice is appreciated.