Walking Tour 7:

Seapoint Tour


Tour Length: 3 hours

Tour Themes: XXXXXXX

Meeting Point: Atlantic Express Train Restaurant

End Point: XXXXXXX

Fitness Level: Medium

Language: English

Price: R150

Starting Point

End Point

A Bit of Background

Sea Point – Getting the Point Across

For this one we’re going to spend two-hours-and-change in wandering Cape Town’s very own Sunset Strip, launching from the quaint shade of the old Round Church intersection and the mid-afternoon snacks of the Atlantic Express to absorb everything in our path before making landfall by the candy-cane stripes of the Green Point Lighthouse near the back of the Breakwater.

In the meanwhile we’ll traverse more than five centuries of the tidal swell of humanity upon these granite shores, swapping sights and seeing stories of the Flying Dutchman and the shipwreck capital of the world, tracing the lineage of mariner families from every ocean, comparing starkly beautiful landscapes of the first great seaside estates in the country’s history, revealing the military sagas of our private modernity in the shadow of Fort Wynyard, showing off the tracks of the old tramways that used to be as synonymous with the city as the Noon Gun, and paying homage to the Khoisan, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Cape Malay and Jewish ancestors who first bestowed the space with its world-class cosmopolitan credentials.

With the Atlantic Seaboard gentrifying quicker and quicker by the hour, there’s no better time to grab a pair of my nostalgia-busting goggles and come down to see this iconic quarter as if for the first time, in its entirety.

Remember your sun-screen, your flip-flops, your towels, your curiosity, your open-mindedness, your memories, your invites for your friends and your love for Cape Town’s potential!

Archive Gallery

All photos, unless otherwise stated, are from the collections of Michael Fortune, Etienne du Plessis and the Cape of Diab group.

Our friends in Hout Bay

Reference Books for this Tour


  • Book 1
  • Book 2
  • Book 3
  • Book 4

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