Mouille Point is a small suburb with only two major roads, Beach and Bay and then the well know Promenade; a paved work way on the coast that is used by thousands daily for walking, jogging, rollerblading or just strolling down the walkway. Behind it lies Green Point where the golf course and the well known Cape Town 2010 World Cup Football stadium can be seen.
In the early 18th century, ship wrecks were common in Table Bay, Cape Town and the then governor decided that a breakwater (mouille in French) was needed to protect vessels. Construction work began in 1743 and 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.