The City of Cape Town is embarking on a 12-month project beginning on May 15, 2023, to revamp the Sea Point Promenade and Granger Bay parking area. The project will transform public spaces while preserving the area’s heritage and charm. This overview provides details of the project and what visitors can expect upon completion.
Upgraded Granger Bay Parking Area
The Granger Bay parking area will be closed during the construction period. Once renovated, it will feature formalized parking bays, increasing capacity and organization. Temporary arrangements will be made to accommodate traffic and pedestrians, and signage will direct visitors to alternative parking. The improvements aim to provide a seamless parking experience and cater to an anticipated increase in visitors.
New and Upgraded Walkways
New walkways will connect the promenade to Beach Road, facilitating easy access for visitors while contributing to a greener Sea Point Promenade. Sustainable materials and landscaping techniques will enhance the overall appeal of the walkways.
Fort Road Play Park
A new play park will provide a dedicated space for children to enjoy outdoor activities. The play park will feature age-appropriate equipment, providing a safe and engaging space for families to visit. The promenade’s visual appeal will be enhanced with the planting of coastal vegetation and lawns.
Interpretive Signage and Public Art Display
Interpretive signage will showcase the region’s rich history, providing visitors with valuable insights into the area’s heritage. A public art display will be set up inside the Sea Point Library, adding an enriching cultural experience for library patrons.
Alderman Eddie Andrews, the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, expressed enthusiasm for the project, anticipating an increased influx of visitors once the project reaches completion. The revitalized Sea Point Promenade and Granger Bay parking area will enhance the overall experience for residents and tourists alike, while preserving the area’s iconic status. The thoughtful integration of improved infrastructure, green spaces, and historical context promises an enriching experience for visitors, ensuring the continued popularity of the Sea Point Promenade for generations to come.