Over the past weekend, we had some amazing Winter weather with temperatures reaching about 25 degrees. On Sunday, I decided to make the most of the sunshine, by getting out and going for a leisurely bike ride along the Sea Point promenade.
At around lunch time, the promenade was absolutely packed! There were families with kids and pets, elderly couples going for their daily stroll, skaters zooming up and down on their skate boards and roller blades – you would never say it was Winter! Give Cape Town a sunny day and everyone gets out and about.
I rented a bicycle from Upcycles – a friendly bike rental stand charging only R 80 for 2 hours on one of their old school cruisers from Holland. After a quick transaction, we were off.
We made our way down the promenade towards the Mouille Point lighthouse and along the way passed the outdoor gym (open to the public), the putt-putt course as well as the lovely restaurants along the Mouille Point strip. Our turn around point was the Waterfront by The Grand Restaurant. This is a place I have always been meaning to go and it will definitely be my next stop! The diners had their feet in the sand and with some cool jazz in the background – it looked like pure bliss. The yachts and jetskis were out in full force, everyone taking full advantage of a rain free day.
Heading over to Bantry Bay and Clifton, I experienced Cape Town like never before. I felt like I was cycling along the Amalfi Coast in Italy (which I am yet to visit). The sea views were spectacular and the fresh salty air made me smile as Summer memories spent on the beach came flooding back.
Feeling refreshed, we returned to the Sea Point promenade and I reluctantly handed over my trusty stead. I felt like I had been on a little adventure in my own city and immediately wanted to share the experience. It is an activity that perhaps is a bit underrated but is a must do when in Cape Town, especially if you are on a budget.