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Sea Point, Cape Town

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Sea Point at a glance

Nestled between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, Sea Point is a thriving, upscale suburb just west of Cape Town's CBD, known for its density and affluence. Situated along the ocean, vibrant Sea Point offers sandy beaches such as Milton and Saunder’s Rock, with tidal pools, children’s playgrounds and sunset views. You can also find numerous sushi bars, fast-food restaurants and pizzerias that cater to diverse tastes. 

Sea Point emerges as an exceptional commercial location, blending affluent surroundings with a bustling atmosphere. The area's oceanfront allure attracts a diverse and affluent demographic, providing businesses with a prime customer base. Its proximity to the Sea Point Promenade, along with a vibrant mix of dining options and cultural venues, ensures a constant flow of foot traffic. From trendy cafes to upscale boutiques, Sea Point offers a dynamic commercial landscape that caters to varied tastes, making it an ideal choice for businesses seeking visibility and success.

History

Established by the aristocratic Le Sueur family from Normandy in 1739, Sea Point's origins lie in the spiritual guidance provided by François Le Sueur to Cape Governor Hendrik Swellengrebel. Originally known as Winterslust, their estate sprawled across 200 acres on Signal Hill's slopes, evolving into the suburbs of Sea Point and Fresnaye. 

The name ‘Sea Point’ emerged in 1767 when Captain Cook's commander, Sam Wallis, camped in the area to avoid a smallpox epidemic in Cape Town. Growing into a residential suburb in the early 1800s, Sea Point merged with Green Point in 1839. By 1875, their joint population was 1,425, soaring to 8,839 by 1904. 

The 1862 Sea Point tramline marked the area as Cape Town's first “commuter suburb," linking initially to Camps Bay. The Metropolitan and Suburban Railway Company expanded the network at the turn of the century, further cementing Sea Point's historical significance.

Residential property hotspots

Sea Point's allure as a residential suburb lies in its coastal charm, upscale ambience and vibrant lifestyle. Boasting sandy beaches, the iconic Sea Point Promenade and a mix of cultural and culinary offerings, it caters to diverse tastes. Proximity to amenities, affluent surroundings and a rich history make Sea Point a wonderful place to live for the young and old.

The neighbouring suburbs of Sea Point worth noting are Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Cape Point, Clifton, Fresnaye, Granger Bay, Green Point, Hout Bay, Kommetjie, Llandudno, Misty Cliffs, Mouille Point, Noordhoek, Oudekraal, Scarborough, Three Anchor Bay and the acclaimed V&A Waterfront.

Commercial property hotspots

Sea Point's commercial sector thrives due to its prime location and dynamic atmosphere. The area attracts a demographic used to opulence, creating a bustling commercial landscape. The Sea Point Promenade, a popular walking route, ensures a constant flow of foot traffic, providing businesses with visibility and accessibility. 

From trendy cafes to upscale boutiques, the commercial scene caters to diverse tastes. The presence of a variety of dining options and cultural venues adds vibrancy to the area. Its historical significance, coupled with a continuous influx of visitors, contributes to a robust and sustainable commercial environment. Sea Point stands out as a sought-after destination for businesses seeking a strategic location with a mix of upscale charm and a lively atmosphere.

Sea Point has nothing left to prove when it comes to its commercial sector, so finding the perfect location for your business in this incredible neighbourhood has never been easier. 

Some of the prime commercial business parks in the area include:

  • Northumbria Road Park
  • Gardens Business Village
  • Rosenhof Office Court
  • The Boulevard Office Park

Some of the prime retail parks in the area include:

Industrial property hotspots

Sea Point is primarily a residential and commercial hub, with minimal industrial presence. The suburb's charm lies in its coastal beauty, affluent neighbourhoods and vibrant commercial scene. Historically, Sea Point has not been a focal point for heavy industries, manufacturing, or large-scale industrial activities. Instead, it has carved its niche as a lifestyle destination, attracting residents and businesses seeking upscale living, leisure and commercial opportunities. While the industrial sector is limited, Sea Point's appeal lies in its picturesque surroundings, making it an ideal location for residential and commercial ventures.

Some of the prime industrial parks in and around the area include:

  • Inospace
  • Consani Industrial Park

Transport and infrastructure

Sea Point benefits from well-developed transport and infrastructure, contributing to its accessibility and connectivity. The suburb has a network of roads connecting it to Cape Town's central business district and surrounding areas. Public transportation, including buses and taxis, ensures convenient mobility. Sea Point benefits from the efficient MyCiTi bus, with the 108 and 109 services providing convenient transportation links to Hout Bay, V&A Waterfront and Adderley Street in the heart of downtown Cape Town. 

The Sea Point Promenade offers a picturesque route for pedestrians and cyclists. With its strategic location and efficient infrastructure, Sea Point stands as a seamlessly connected area, appealing to residents and visitors alike.

Here is a list of the top staff transportation options available in the area:

Sea Point is 16 minutes (5,2 km) away from Cape Town via High Level Road and Cape Town International Airport is only a 24-minute drive (23,3 km) via the N2.

Amenities

Sea Point is the epitome of amazing amenities available for you to explore. When it comes to cuisine, whether you need a quick bite on your lunch break or a fabulous eatery to host a business meeting, Sea Point will have you covered. Some of the top restaurants worth looking into include NV-80 Grill & Bar, La Perla Restaurant, Only Fools, Zest Restaurant, Posticino Italian Restaurant, Kimchi BBQ Restaurant Sea Point and Una Más - Mezcaleria.

Sea Point has some exceptional healthcare facilities that will put your mind at ease should a medical emergency arise. Sea Point Medical Centre, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and New Somerset Hospital are all excellent facilities within the area that are ready to assist you when needed.

Discover your path to success in Sea Point

Sea Point is the ultimate destination for families of all shapes and sizes, young and old. With fantastic amenities, an abundance of attractions and excellent transport and infrastructure, you simply cannot go wrong with Sea Point as your business and residential destination. If you would like to know more about the area, book a viewing, or simply wish to browse some of the available properties we have, contact Brickfield Properties today.

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