Green Point in East London was an immensely fashionable picnic and boating spot from almost the late 1800’s until 1930’s. Ferries were available to anyone who did not own their own rowing boat. The picnic spots to get there were pristine, shaded, and at times, ablaze with indigenous flowering trees.
A famed saltwater fishing area, there were campsites for those who preferred to spend more time there and once or twice a year, take part in the hugely popular regattas that attracted contestants from King William’s Town and further inland.
By Bev Young