Savour the sights and sustenance of Sea Point
Head to Sea Point Boulevard, bordering on the Atlantic Seaboard’s ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ for a taste of unique Cape Town luxury.
Stretching for kilometres along the water’s edge this busy promenade enjoys views of Cape Town’s most famous landmarks such as Table Mountain and Lions’ Head, as well as easy access to classy restaurants, bars and Blue Flag beaches.
Here you can indulge in an early morning jog, a serene cycle or skate, romantic stroll or just moments of quiet reflection surrounded by stunning seaside views. Alternatively, involve yourself in more daring activities such as stand-up paddle boarding or a kayaking session in the cool Atlantic currents.
If thoughts of marine inhabitants make you wary, the soothing salt waters of Sea Point’s ever-popular Olympic sized swimming pool will do as a refreshing alternative.
The beautiful beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are just minutes away by car or bus, for working on that all important summer glow, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and socialising with Cape Town’s trendy set on these white-sand shores.
Venture a little further up the slopes of Signal Hill for stunning vistas of your surroundings, or climb to the top of Lion’s Head’s signature peak for the best views in town, where 360 degree vistas of the Mother City will roll out to the horizon before you.
Any of these exertions are sure to leave you feeling peckish and Sea Point Boulevard will not disappoint in this regard. Knead Bakery and Cafe puts on a freshly baked spread of artisanal delights in the form of tasty sourdough baguettes and croissants, delicious toasties, light meals and salads.
The Coffee Route along Sea Point Main road will have caffeine addicts in raptures from Mischu at the one end to The Handle Bar at the other, with a quick shot of espresso at the uber trendy Jarryds in between.
Nearby, Atlantic Express
is located inside an elegantly refurbished train carriage and serves up fantastic breakfasts and coffees to enjoy as you watch the beautiful people go by. Tasty Italian and Asian dishes are on offer at this popular venue during evening meal times.
For those who simply can’t resist a more traditional lunch, The Wooden Shoe, Cape Town’s oldest steakhouse, serves up a mean sirloin prepared to perfection by Willi, the Austrian owner and steak-master extraordinaire.
A sundowner at the trendy la Perla, with its large sea-facing deck is the perfect end to a day spent on the Atlantic Seaboard and a great place to lap up the last rays of Cape Town sunshine along this busy strip.
Cape Town Magazine