The Sea Point Promenade

One of the many pleasures of Cape Town life is a stroll, jog, or cycle along Sea Point’s most famous landmark, the Promenade. This is one of Cape Town’s most lively attractions, bringing together cyclists, dog-walkers, joggers, skaters, amblers, and everyone in between. The Prom, as locals call it, starts at Mouille Point near the Waterfront, and runs along the water’s edge through Sea Point.

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There’s an outdoor gym en route, as well as kids’ playgrounds, a putt-putt course, and even an Olympic-sized pool at the Sea Point Pavillion. You’ll also find innumerable restaurants and bars across the road, as well as ice-cream shops and other cool hangouts. The lighthouse is also a highlight, with its trademark red-and-white candy stripe look. Along the Prom, you’ll also spot a number of public art installations.

This is also one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset. The sun goes down over the ocean, casting its oblique golden light over the Prom and making the ocean shimmer like mercury.