From the promenade to Chinese dumplings - the wonder of Cape Town's lively Sea Point

2019-04-14 06:30
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A spectacular view of Sea Point from the 20th floo

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Cape Town's Sea Point is synonymous with the promenade. Walking, jogging or sitting along this walkway is a true way of life for many Capetonians. Especially on the weekend.

Whether it's taking the dog for a walk, yourself for a run or strolling with a friend while chatting and eating a Creamery ice cream, this is a seaside hub of activity.

Food and drinks

With a concentration of Korean, Chinese, Indian and more eateries to choose from in Sea Point's Main and Beach Road, this area has it all. And most places are budget-friendly. You can also visit the Mojo Market, which offers you a few foodie stands and bars to choose from. 

Here are some of our favourite chow and sipping spots: 

Hesheng is one of those really authentic experiences. No frills, no fuss, just damn good dumplings for a really good price. 

Arthur's Mini Super is new, we've mentioned it before but it's just so good, we must talk about it again!

Grab a simple breakfast and a gooood Deluxe coffee, or a freshly baked piece of pie or cake. 

Go and experience the space, hospitality and treats at this comfy neighbourhood eatery next time you're in the area. 

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For classic Italian cuisine head to this oldie but goodie, La Perla is one of those cult eateries and drinks spots perfect for people-watching. 

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Ice cream on the promenade is idyllic in any weather. Get yours at Crumbs and Cream on Main Road or from The Creamery, and treat your tastebuds with some delectable cookies, salted caramel flavours and more. 

What to do

Promenade, of course. Go watch the sunset, go for a splash in the freezing ocean or go fun a 5km. 

Go for a cycle! Up Cycle, Cape Town's only drop-&-go bike hire co. is an excellent way to go around this area. Rent a bike, and go for a ride on the promenade with friends. 

Go swimming. The ocean is too cold, so go for a dip in the Sea Point Pavilion Swimming Pool.

Open times:

07:00 to 19:00

Adult fee:


Child fee:


Being outdoors in this area is key. Whether you take in the views or adore the magnificent architecture of the Beach Road apartments, explore this 'hood with a good pair of walking shoes. 

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