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From left: Sea Point Promenade and Pavillion; Greenpoint Lighthouse; Cable Car at Table Mountain and Clifton beaches
Sea Point is a suburb of Cape Town and is situated on a narrow stretch of land between Cape Town's well known Lion's Head to the south-east and the Atlantic ocean to the north-west.
A popular communal space is the beach-front promenade, a paved walkway along the beach-front used by residents and tourists for walking, jogging or socialising. The Sea Point Promenade runs the length of the Sea Point beach front, from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point, and is a great spot for a quiet stroll or an energetic jog. Early morning and evening are particularly nice times. Cycling and skateboarding are also permitted along the promenade.
Along the promenade, the coastline has varied characteristics. Some parts are rocky and difficult to access, while other parts have broad beaches.
The beaches along this stretch are covered with mussel shells thrown up by the ocean, unlike the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, which are sandy and more popular for swimmers and sunbathers.
Benches along the beach front provide an ideal place to rest while taking in the stunning views of the sea. There are also a number of children’s playgrounds running the length of the promenade.
Further along the promenade towards Green Point and nearer to the stadium you will find Green Point Urban Park
A magnificent park for kids to happily play, explore and learn.
Sea Point beach adjoins an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool, which has served generations of Capetonians since the early fifties.
The swimming pool complex at the Pavilion has two children’s pools, a diving pool, and an Olympic-sized pool. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm.
The Sea Point Pavilion is situated on Beach Road. Tel: +27 (0)21 434 3341
Further along the Promenade towards the V & A Waterfront you will find the Green Point Lighthouse.
Sea Point has a range of places to eat, ranging from relaxed sidewalk cafés to more upmarket establishments.
Many of these restaurants are close by to our Atlantic Seaboard apartments (listed on heading)
Within immediate walking distance some of our favourites are:
• POSTICINO famous for pizza, pasta and good Italian food
• LA BOHEME Spanish inspired good quality food and excellent selection of wines
• EN GRUNA Some of the best gourmet burgers in town
• SHWARMA EXPRESS excellent middle eastern inspired swarmas and falafels
• SNOEKIES TAKE-AWAY good quality fish and chips
• NANDOS famous SA fast food grilled chicken take away
While the beaches in Sea Point are not ideal for swimming, they provide nice spots for relaxing on the white sand in the sun, or for a paddle or photo opportunity.
But a little bit further along you will find many of Cape Towns most beautiful beaches. Clifton has 4 beaches, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
After 4th is Glen Beach, Camps Bay Beach, Bakoven and Llandudno. All these beaches are great to visit. Glen and Bakoven are smaller beaches while Camps Bay is lined with amazing restaurants and shopping.
And from any direction you will spot our spectacular Table Mountain.
On a beautiful day ride the cable car up to the top of Table mountain and enjoy the wonderous view of Cape Town. Click on the photo for more info.
Located 2.5 km from the Cape Town Stadium, Highworth; Bellevue; Queens and Herbert offers self-catering apartments in the suburb
of Sea Point. Free WiFi and private parking are also available.
These stylish apartments are a stroll down the road from shops, restaurants and the seafront promenade. See our restaurant suggestions further below.
Across a 4 km radius, the surrounding area, V&A Waterfront and Green Point offers an array of restaurants boasting a variety of cuisine.
The CTICC is within 5 km and Table Mountain is 9 km away.
The Cape Town International Airport is within 30 km.
ABOUT MOWBRAY (Dixton)
Mowbray lies close to the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. It stretches from Mostert’s Mill, built on the farm Welgelegen around 1796, to the Rondebosch Common, between Rosebank and the N2. Mowbray has pockets of quiet, leafy residential areas in Little Mowbray, the Village and upper Mowbray with Victorian terrace homes, some of which are national monuments, and gorgeous examples of Cape cottages.
Mowbray is close to the city centre - you can hop on a taxi from Main Road, take the Simons Town rail or use the M3, and My Citi buses travel between Mowbray and Kirstenbosch on a regular basis.
Rhodes Memorial, built in memory of Cecil John Rhodes, lies on the slopes of Devil's Peak west of Mowbray near the M3 Highway.
A national landmark, Rhodes Memorial lies within the Table Mountain National Park and was built with granite from the rock bases on which the mountain rests. The memorial site offers panoramic day time and night time views of the Cape Peninsula and Cape Town and is popular amongst tourists and locals.
The Mowbray Golf Course adjacent to the N2 Highway, was established in 1910 and is recognised for being amongst the best in South Africa.
It is and 18-hole golf course with a combination of links and parklands. The course has hosted the South African Open several times.
The only complete windmill in South Africa is Mostert's Mill. It was built in 1796 and worked until the 1860s. It was restored in 1935 and again in 1995 and is open to the public one Saturday a month.
Nearby to Rhodes Memorial is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens a spectacular display of the Western Capes flora and fauna and also a relaxing yet picturesque venue for sunset concerts. Visit their website for concert timetable. www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/summer-concerts
From left: Rhodes Memorial; Mowbray Golf Course and Mostert's Mill
Only 6km from Mowbray you will find the home to the Western Province Rugby and DHL Stormers. Click on the photo to go to the website and plan your day and night at the Newlands Rugby Stadium.
Mowbray, Rondebosch and Claremont offer a wide variety of wonderful restaurants and shopping centres.
Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is a wonderful shopping centre where you will find everything you need from movie-watching to high heels.
Kenilworth is also close by and this little part of Cape Town is of course famous for the Kenilworth Racecourse and the J & B Met.
Mowbray has an assortment of restaurants and cafés to visit.
Here are our favourites:
• LOCAL´E a true localé, serving the local community and welcoming visitors with their small pintxos menu. A warm, welcoming vibe and fresh ingredients.
• THE FAT CACTUS Mexican student vibe restaurant within walking distance from 20 on Dixton.
• MAGICA ROMA A traditional, not trendy, excellent Italian restaurant. Short drive.
• CURRY QUEST Indian restaurant walking distance. Best curries.
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