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Sea Point Secrets

Sea Point and its surrounds looked very different in the 1800s and 1900s. Before the promenade wall was built there was nothing separating residents from the ocean but undulating sand and jagged outcrops of black, volcanic rock. Today, Beach Road is dominated by tall apartment blocks commanding enviable views of the shipping lines and Signal…

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Go Clubbing

A happy event for Capetonians has been the long-awaited opening of our sports and social clubs. Cape Town is an active, health-conscious city, and its great climate allows for year-long outdoor activities. These venues come highly recommended. Swiss Tennis Club A Swiss tennis club in Cape Town? Actually there are two, one in Tamboerskloof and…

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Find Your Smile

It has been a dry, white season, to quote André Brink’s iconic book, and few of us can remember a more dastardly period in our history. While we are not off the hook by any means, things are looking up as Covid numbers drop nationally and finally, after much anticipation, we enter lockdown level 2….

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French Fresnaye

The affluent suburb of Fresnaye (or, ‘Fraynaye’ as some prefer) perches atop Sea Point on the Western slopes of Signal Hill, commanding an ocean panorama breathtaking in its expansiveness. Its unbroken view of the Atlantic coupled with a virtually windless situation (a huge plus during a typical Cape Town summer) makes it a coveted location…

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