Divided by Main Road, there are two areas of Sea Point. Above Main Road is the predominantly residential area of Sea Point with homes and guesthouses looking over Table Bay and Robben Island. Below Main Road exists the high-rise apartment blocks and hotels which face the sea. The Sea Point promenade is a popular tourist and local destination for jogging and walking dogs. Find the locals here on a Sunday playing an intense soccer match or walking their dogs.
Who goes there?
Sea Point is filled with locals from the area, Green Point, and Bantry Bay, but it also has a strong tourist population. Find the young and hip in this area, as well as a large working population. Everything from schools to nightclubs exist in Sea Point, drawing a large crowd of vibrant people.
When to visit Sea Point?
Sea Point is located just up the road from the V&A Waterfront, both on the Atlantic Seaboard. The best time to visit this area is during the summer, between November and April, when the weather is fine and hot. Winter tends to be cold and wet, but the storms around Cape Town are a sight to behold, especially when tucked up in your Sea Point accommodation on the beachfront.
Close By Attractions
* Adelphi centre: Originally opened in 1974, this centre on Sea Points Main Road has a plethora of clothing shops, grocery stores, and boutique items for your tourism delights.
* V&A Waterfront: This is a mall with a difference; situated in a working harbour, the Waterfront houses over 400 shops and restaurants. Located next to this mall is the Two Oceans Aquarium. This is a must-see if you love marine life and / or have children.
Things to do near Sea Point
Right up the road from the Sea Point suburb is Table Mountain the iconic flat topped mountain for which Cape Town is so famed. You can take the rotating cable car up to the top or, if you are of the more adventurous sort, take the tough hike through the forests and up to the top. Either way, the views are stunning and endless.
Settle for nothing less than a Sunday dinner and live jazz performances at the Winchester Mansions Hotel on any given Sunday. Here you can experience a classy afternoon entertainment with many other tourists and locals.
If you happen to be staying in Cape Town accommodation during the month of December, take a break from the Christmas activities and come down to Sea Point for the Festival of Chariots. The East-meets-West experience will move you and inspire you as to the diversity of our country.
Sea Point is on the Golden Arrow and Hop On Hop Off bus route, so you'll always be at the centre of transportation. However, if you prefer a personalised tour of the Peninsula, why not hire a car from one of our many reputable car rental options? Your Sea Point accommodation will be able to supply you with names and numbers of taxi operators in the area.
If you hanker after a bottle of the finest wine, take a trip to one of the many wine estates in the Cape Winelands. Franschhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Constantia are just on the doorstep of Sea Point. If you wish to see more than two wineries in one day, we recommend that you book a personalised tour or self-drive, as you will need ample time in each estate to sample the ambience on offer.
Whatever you choose to do on your Cape Town holiday or business trip, accommodation in Sea Point ensures that you are centrally located for all of your further afield destinations.