Smell the sea from your window
Cape Town has been voted as the most beautiful city in the world by various sources. One of the attributes that makes this city so beautiful is all its scenic views- the forests, mountains and beaches and what better way to capture the essence of its beauty by walking or hiking some of the most picture perfect trails.
Start.CapeTown has apartments scattered in Cape Town with hiking trails and scenic views nearby. So lets start with the most popular: The Sea Point Promenade. This lovely sea breeze walkway stretches for about 7km along the Atlantic Seaboard. You will always find people either taking a stroll with their dogs, jogging or riding bicycles (that is available for rent by the way). The promenade is surrounded by an open-air free public gym, interesting artwork by locals, amazing children play parks and benches to chill on and amaze yourself at the peace and beauty nature has to offer. After or before your walk, enjoy a sunrise breakfast or sun downer cocktail at some of the most superb restaurants around.
There are some other activities available for the more adventurous. You can go paragliding, starting from the Lions Head mountain and ending on the greens of the promenade, or you can be brave and try out kayaking. Taking a walk from the promenade to Green Point Park, you will find the Biodiversity Showcase Garden and an enormous play park with jungle gyms for the kids and shaded picnic spots, be it under a leafy tree or placed picnic benches. The atmosphere is very family orientated, that creates a relaxing and friendly environment. If you love swimming or tanning, but don’t like the cold South Atlantic Ocean then take advantage of the Sea Point Pools at the Pavilion. They have an Olympic size pool, two kiddies splash pools and a deep diving pool all for an inexpensive entrance fee and don’t worry, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful public pools. Put-Put (mini golf) is a fun activity for son and dad to enjoy some bonding time, or just take the whole family with and have a good time.
Other then that, there is a whole list of things still to do and explore, but for me that is definitely some of the highlights of Sea Point and Green Point from where our 2 bedroom house is located (1.2km away!) It’s a guarantee that you will have a great time and make fond memories without a doubt!