Do the promenade in Cape Town

Cape Town’s Sea Point Promenade (prom) is the silver lining to the Atlantic Seaboard. “The prom” starts at Mouille Point near the V&A Waterfront, and runs along the water’s edge through the seaside suburb of Sea Point. With coffee bars for warm brews, boardwalks for slow strolls and play parks for the kids, the promenade isn’t short of sights and sounds.

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Rock pools

Dotted along the prom are several picturesque pools in which to dip your toes, these are great spots for family picnics.

Maritime lovers will adore these small bodies of water as they are bustling with life of all kinds, from zippy fish to groovy sea anemones.

Another kind of Rockpool

Of all the rock pools found along the seaside strip, there is one that remains a must-visit for relaxing promenaders in search of refreshment; RockPool Restaurant.

From an early-morning coffee at a scenic table, to a bottle of bubbly on a low couch in the afternoon sun, this beach bar has a little something for everyone.

A bird’s eye view

The best way to get your bearings of the prom is from the air, and paragliding is the best way to do just that. Safe in the charge of an experienced pilot, leap off Lion’s Head and look down at the length of the Atlantic Seaboard from a few hundred feet up.

Spot landmarks like Cape Town Stadium and the Twelve Apostles mountain range before you touch down on the prom itself.

Bike about the prom

If heights aren’t your thing, then another way to experience the prom in all its glory is on two wheels. Find the Up Cycles station near the Sea Point Pavilion, which will give you direct access to the prom. Other stations can be found in the CBD or at the V&A Waterfront. 

Choose your method of payment and go exploring on your freshly-hired bicycle. The prom is the safest place to ride a bike in Cape Town as it is flat, wide and carless, and it also offers plenty of spots to park off and enjoy the view or grab a cold drink.

Play paradise

The prom is an idyllic world for the kids. Head in the direction of the red and white candy-striped Green Point Lighthouse, where you will discover a putt-putt course and a choice of playgrounds.

The Blue Train Park offers miniature train rides and a child-friendly zipline. The fun is seemingly endless!