Sea Point suburb coolest

Sea Point has earned some international recognition this week – Photo: Scott Bedford / Flickr

Lekker! Popular SA suburb named amongst COOLEST in the world

Travel experts at TimeOut are really showing SA some love in 2022 – after they included this destination on their ‘coolest suburbs’ list.

Sea Point suburb coolest

Sea Point has earned some international recognition this week – Photo: Scott Bedford / Flickr

Congratulations to the residents of Sea Point. You now, officially, live in the 38th-coolest neighbourhood in the world. That’s according to TimeOut Magazine anyway, who have lavished praise upon the popular Cape Town hot-spot.

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Gorgeous views and immaculate vibes – who wouldn’t love Sea Point? Photo: Tor Anders Johansen / Flickr

Why Sea Point was chosen as one of the world’s coolest places

The world-renowned travel specialists don’t give these accolades out easily. To be in the running, you need some unique selling points, and a few jaw-dropping sights. Sea Point has both in abundance, and contributor Yazeed Kamaldien is all too happy to wax lyrical about them.

In his write-up, the wordsmith hails Sea Point for its ‘spine-tingling sunset views’. He also paid tribute to the region’s ‘lip-smackingly diverse food options’. In a competitive field, Cape Town’s beloved suburb trumps everything from Parisian networks, to Turkish delights.

“Sea Point is Cape Town’s cool beachfront face – an oceanside suburb heaving with quirky local businesses, and with enviable transport links to nearby beaches like Clifton and Camps Bay. It’s home to a mix of families, young professionals, creatives, and immigrant communities.”

“Sea Point is known throughout Cape Town for the spine-tingling sunset views on its seven-mile Beach Road promenade, and for Regent Street – the neighbourhood’s main road, which boasts a hub of hot hotels and lip-smackingly diverse food options.” | TimeOut Magazine

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Sea Point is just around the corner from Cape Town city centre, Table Mountain, and Lion;s Head – Photo: Bradclin Photography / Flickr

Where are the coolest suburbs on the planet?

Colonia Americana in Guadalajara, Mexico takes the top-spot on the list. The party town has carved out a professional and cultured reputation for itself over the years, ensuring it’s status as the coolest place of the lot.

Lisbon’s Cais do Sodré (Portugal) and Siem Reap’s Wat Bo Village (Cambodia) complete the top three. There is only one other African suburb on the list, and that’s FESTAC Town in Lagos. This part of Nigeria is known for its *legendary* social street gatherings.

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It’s just another jewel in Cape Town’s crown – Photo: Bradclin Photography / Flickr

Too cool for school? Sea Point, Kloof Street gain international recognition

For Capetonians, however, they can now boast about having one of the world’s coolest suburbs on their doorsteps – just weeks after it was revealed the Mother City is also home one of the world’s coolest streets. Both gongs are a major boost for the local tourism industry.

TimeOut even put together this ‘perfect day out’ schedule for visitors to Sea Point:

  • Go for a morning swim at the Sea Point Pavilion public pools.
  • Get some lunch from Mojo Market, which boasts a total of 30 unique vendors.
  • Do a bit of shopping on Regent Street, or go for a picnic on the beach front.
  • The more adventurous types are advised to book a sea-kayaking session – because, why not?
  • A promenade walk is seen as an essential evening activity.
  • Finally, the highly-recommended La Perla restaurant – known for its top-tier seafood dishes – has been picked as the ideal ‘sunset spot’.