5 ways to make the most of the Sea Point promenade

2015-02-19 10:23 - Nadia Krige
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Cape Town - If you’re a Sea Point promenade regular, you may have noticed a few changes happening over the past few weeks.

The City of Cape Town announced in a statement that the social space and scenic walkway is getting a R16.9m upgrade between Church Street and Marais Road. This will include repaving of the promenade, resurfacing the parking area near the pool, construction of a new playground and resurfacing parts of the sidewalk along Beach Road.

‘Thousands of people – young and old and from all walks of life across the whole of the city – visit the promenade each week, be it to play in the parks with their children, stroll with their dogs, cycle, jog or rollerblade. This public space is also a magnet for the tourists who flock to our beautiful city and it is our responsibility to ensure that it meets the expectations of locals and visitors alike,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

It is foreseen that this project, which commenced in September 2014, will be concluded in the latter part of this year.

 ‘All of the visitors to the promenade will benefit from the new paving as this will hugely improve the current surface which is many years old and has deteriorated over time. A section of the walkway in Mouille Point was completed recently and we are receiving positive feedback from those who use it,’ said Councillor Herron.

He added that the entire promenade will be upgraded over a number of years, as funding becomes, but that it will take place in stages, so as not to shut the promenade off to the public entirely.

So, don’t let the sight of construction vehicles put you off! Head on over to the promenade to check out this cool stuff:

Promenade Mondays

Every Monday, grab anything that has wheels to join this fun sunset social where you push/roll/skate along the Sea Point Promenade in whichever way you like. It starts at 6pm at Queen’s Beach and you’re free to come and go as you please.

Check out the Promenade Mondays Facebook page for more details 

#moonlightmass

Starting under the Green Point circle, this casual night cycle takes place on full moon every month and has seen massive growth since starting in 2012. The route meanders through the city, snaking along the Mouille Point section of the promenade for the first part.

Check out the #moonlightmass Facebook page for more details

Installation art

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one #vscocam

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The Promenade has become a prime spot for the display of interactive, installation art. Currently you will find the familiar herd of white horses, the infamous Ray Bans, a stunning collection of underwater photographs and a collection of quaint benches, taking the form of inspirational words and sea creatures.

Have you spotted any of these? Send us your pics to pics@traveller24.co.zaor tag traveller24_sa on Instagram

Exercise outside!

#yoga @ #organicunion in #capetown! Morning #yogaflow. #vinyasa #yogaeverydamnday #thisismyyogalife

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Since the construction of a number of outside gyms, the promenade has become a real hub for all sorts of exercise. From free yoga classes to energetic soccer games and extreme bootcamps, there's something for everyone. And then, of course, you can also just take a little stroll at your own relaxed pace. 

Swimming Pool

The seagulls seem to like the kiddies' pool. #vscocam

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Regarded by many as the most breathtaking public swimming pool in the world, the Sea Point Pool complex consists of an Olympic-sized pool, plus two splash pools for children, and a fully equipped springboard diving pool. During summer it's open from 07:00 to 19:00 and admission fees are R20 for adults and R10 for kids. 

Check out the City of Cape Town website for more details

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