Scenic view of Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Sea Point Promenade

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Strolling along Sea Point’s wide, paved and grassy promenade is a pleasure shared by Capetonians from all walks of life. Once a white-only area, it’s now a great place to observe the city's multiculturalism. There are kids' playgrounds, a well-maintained outdoor gym and several public artworks.

The coast here is rocky and swimming is dangerous, although you can get in the water at Rocklands Beach. If you’re too thin-skinned for the frigid sea, try the Sea Point Pavilion pool complex, towards the promenade’s southern end.

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1. Promenade Pets

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Rest on one of these pieces of public art by Rocklands Beach; the seats of the benches are held up by pairs of blue seagulls, black sea lions and pink…

2. Rocklands Beach

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You can easily wade into the sea from this rocky beach at a kink in the Sea Point Promenade near the animal-themed Promenade Pets benches.

3. Graaff’s Pool


This natural sea pool was named after the Graaff family, who bought a mansion on the Sea Point beachfront in the early 20th century, and often wandered…

4. White Horses

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The running aground of the SS South African Seafarer in 1966 was the inspiration for Kevin Brand's White Horses. The ship's cargo included plastic white…

5. Three Anchor Bay

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This small, rocky beach has easy access from the promenade. It's from here that the bohemian poet Ingrid Jonker, considered the Sylvia Plath of South…

6. Putt-Putt Golf

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Get some putting practice in at this fun course on the promenade at Mouille Point. Note, it's closed if there's bad weather.

7. Blue Train Park

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A fixture of the Mouille Point seafront for generations and great for toddlers, this child-sized loco and carriages chugs around a creatively landscaped…

8. Green Point Urban Park

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One of the best things to come out of the redevelopment of Green Point Common for the 2010 World Cup is this park and biodiversity garden. Streams fed by…