Cape Town audio tour: Mouille Point Promenade: A Maritime Meander

Mouille Point Promenade: A Maritime Meander

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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2mi

About the Tour

Justin Fox has an abiding passion for the Mouille Point seafront, where he has lived since 2000. Join him on a walk that takes in the evocative history of shipwrecks, gun batteries, early lighthouses and tragic suicide. The route sets out from Fort Wynyard, along Beach Road to the wreck of the RMS Athens. It then follows the promenade as far as Green Point Lighthouse before looping inland through Green Point Urban Park. Turning back to Beach Road it passes Three Anchor Bay Beach before ending at the sculpture of the five white horses.

Tour Producer

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Justin Fox

Justin Fox is a travel writer, novelist and photographer based in Cape Town. He is a former editor of Getaway International magazine. He was a Rhodes Scholar and received a doctorate in English literature from Oxford University after which he was a research fellow at the University of Cape Town, where he now teaches part time. His articles and photographs have appeared internationally in a number of publications and on a wide range of topics, while his short stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies. Justin is a two-time Mondi journalism award winner. His most recent books include Cape Town Calling (Tafelberg, 2007), Under the Sway (Umuzi, 2007), Africa Lens (Jacana, 2009) and The Marginal Safari (Umuzi, 2010). The latter was long listed for the 2011 Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His latest work is a pirate novel set in East Africa entitled Whoever Fears the Sea (Umuzi).

Major Landmarks

  • Fort Wynyard

  • Cape Town Stadium

  • Green Point Lighthouse

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts at the corner of Haul and Beach roads, a short walk from the western entrance to the V&A Waterfront. It's opposite Fort Wynyard and at the back of Cape Town Stadium.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Radisson Hotel, Green Point Lighthouse, Urban Park Wetland Walk, Serendipity Maze

Best time of day

Any time of day (the Urban Park is open from sunrise to sunset).

Precautions

Carry a hat and take sunscreen.

Comments

Interesting walk and a unique way to see the seapoint promenade. Give yourself extra time to look at the artworks and be sure to make a stop at one or two of the restaurants along the way.

Posted by Janine , about 5 years ago
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Mouille Point Promenade: A Maritime Meander