|Sea Point is a lively suburb lying between Mouille Point, Green
Point and Bantry Bay. Upper Sea Point, on the slopes of Signal Hill
is characterised by expensive, private villas whereas towards the
sea, luxury beachfront and self-catering apartments line the promenade.
In between the two, lies Main Road, with a seedy reputation, cheaper
accommodation and a vast selection of shops, bars, clubs, and restaurants.
It is cosmopolitan suburb that is bustling 24 hours a day.
Sea Point does have a bad reputation as crime has been a problem
in the past. Recently however, a concerted effort has been made
to make the area safer by installing surveillance cameras and
stepping up police presence which has improved the situation a
Sea Point Shops
All the shops you may need can be found on Main Road. A mirage
of shopping centres, takeaways, bars, restaurants, banks, travel
agents, and just about anything else you may need line the street.
There are also a number of large convenience stores. The SuperSpar
has a good range of standard through to luxury goods. Shoprite
can be found in the Galleria shopping centre, open until 9pm every
day. In the Adelphi Centre is a Pick n Pay, with its own liquor
store next door. Tel (021) 434 8987/8. There is also a Clicks
pharmacy open until 11pm every night.
Sea Point Restaurants
Sea Point has its share of restaurants, ranging from relaxed sidewalk
cafes to more upmarket establishments.
Caturra Coffee shop serves all day breakfasts and light meals
with a great selection of speciality sandwiches. There is an outdoor
courtyard area through back decorated with pot plants and bright
murals on the walls. Open Monday to Friday 08h00 23h00,
Saturdays 08h30 till midnight and Sundays 09h00 23h00.
41 Regent Road. Tel (021) 434 5160
BuzBey Grill is one of Cape Towns oldest restaurants. It has
superb steaks as well as an array of other tasty seafood dishes
and grills. It is open Tuesday to Sunday, 18h00 -23h00. Three
Anchor Road. Tel (021) 439 5900.
For some of the best Italian food in Cape Town try Posticinos.
They offer range of delicious pizzas and pastas and as well as
a variety of salads and some speciality veal dishes. It is relaxed
and cosy inside or if youd prefer there is an outdoor patio
overlooking the street. Open 7 days a week 12h00 to 23h00. 323
Main Road, Tel (021) 439 4014
3thirteen, located in the Peninsula Hotel is the ideal spot for
a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner. It has a relaxed atmosphere
and opens onto a sun drenched garden with waterfall pool. 313
Beach Road Tel (021) 430 7777
Harveys at the Mansions is an upmarket restaurant and bar offering
Global/International, vegetarian, breakfast and light meals as
well as some traditional Cape dishes. It has a lovely courtyard
area surrounded by palm trees and fountains, perfect for a romantic
dinner under the starts. Every Sunday from 11h00 14h00
there is Brunch and live jazz where you receive a Sunday Newspaper
and glass of bubbly on arrival. It is open 7 days a week, 07h00
22h30. Winchester Mansions, 221 Beach Road. Tel (021) 434
Sea Point Promenade
The promenade runs the length of the Sea Point beach front from
Bantry Bay to Mouille Point. It is a great spot for jogging, walking
or just sitting on one of the many benches admiring the sea views.
There are a number of kiddies playgrounds running the length of
the promenade providing some entertainment for the little ones.
Also on the promenade, heading towards Bantry Bay, is the Sea
Point Pavilion. This is a chlorinated, sea water swimming pool
complex open to the public throughout the year. It has two childrens
pools, one diving pool with a 5m board, and an Olympic sized pool.
It is open Monday to Friday 06h00 21h00, Saturdays 07h00
-20h00 and Sundays 08h00-20h00. Beach Road, Tel (021) 434 3341.
The beaches are hidden below the promenade but are small and
grimy and very rocky. The sea around this area is also not suitable
for swimming. If youre wanting to cool down, try a rock
pool, head to the nearby outdoor pool, or to one of the much larger,
safer beaches at Clifton. Having said that the beaches are a nice
spot if you just feel like relaxing in the sun or sun bathing.
Sea Point Police
Corner of Stanley and Bay Roads, Green Point. Tel (021) 434 2345