Cape Town audio tour: Sea Point Promenade

About the Tour

This is, without doubt, Cape Town's favourite walk, and the whole city comes out to Sea Point to stretch its legs, take in the sunset, smell the sea air and walk dogs.

The walk starts at a landmark visited by Charles Darwin in 1836, meanders past six beaches, a hundred year old swimming pool, a good few public artworks of varying artistic merit, a National Key Point, and a tidal pool with a dodgy reputation. If you are very lucky you may see whales or dolphins. You will certainly see some interesting characters. There are no hills, not even small ones.

Tour Producer

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Gideon Granville

As a native of Johannesburg, 700 kilometres from the ocean, when I moved down to Cape Town, almost a decade ago, I had to live within sight of the sea. I have been a Sea Point resident since then. I am an enthusiastic jogger, and would say that I know the Promenade pretty well, having trundled its length a few a times a week over that entire time.

Major Landmarks

  • Sea Point Pavilion Swimming Pool

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts at the Sea Point Contact. This is in the the North East corner of the Bantry Bay parking lot on Beach Road, near the corner of Alexandra Road, 100m (west of ) beyond the Bantry Bay traffic circle. You will see small monument. This is a short walk west (about 200m) from the Queens Beach MyCiti bus station or 500m west of the stop for the Red opentop Bus stop at the Sea Point Pool.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Sea Point Pools, Harveys, La Vie, Queens beach or any of 25 benches overlooking the Sea

Best time of day

Sunsets and early mornings are spectacular but the Promenade is good for walking anytime except on the hottest or stormiest days.

Precautions

Watch out for cyclists, skateboarders and don't trip over small dogs.

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