|Average Annual Gross Room Revenues|
|Mouille Point Village||Amount|
|1 Bedroom||R256 000|
|2 Bedroom||R310 000|
|3 Bedroom||R357 000|
Trendy Mouille Point is known for posh fish restaurants and steakhouses with oceanfront patios and for the Mouille Point Promenade, used daily by thousands of Capetonians, which winds along the ocean front past the red-striped Green Point Lighthouse. Behind it lies the Green Point Common, where numerous playing fields and a golf course are situated and the new Cape Town Stadium, a sports and concert venue. The new Green Point Urban Park & Biodiversity Garden is just behind Mouille Point and has an entrance on Bay Road. The suburb hugs the coastline and is dominated by high-end apartment blocks.
The name “Mouille” comes from the French word for an anchoring ground. In the early 18th century ships were often swept ashore in Table Bay and the then governor decided that a breakwater (mouille in French) was needed to protect vessels at anchor. Work began in 1743. All farmers who delivered their goods to the city were required to load up their wagons with stones, drive out to Mouille Point and offload. Slaves and convicts were used to build the breakwater but after three years of labour and high seas, just 100m had been built and the project was abandoned. In 1781 the French arrived and built a battery near the unfinished mouille, naming it Mouille Point Battery.
The Mouille Point lighthouse is no longer in existence. It was once located at the far end of the suburb, near Granger Bay. A new lighthouse by tradition cannot take the name of an old one and so when a new one was erected in this vicinity it was named the Green Point lighthouse.
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