Places to walk on sundays
There is something about Sunday afternoons and the need to get out of doors with little ones. Gone are the days of lie-ins and reading novels on the couch. And this fact will be made all the more palpable the more you try and relive them, so getting out is a good idea. Even without little ones, you’ll find these relatively easy walks a seriously lovely way to experience the wonderful summer, autumn and spring months.
A nature reserve that lies just under the Table, the Deer Park, in Vredehoek, is filled with paths used by runners, walkers, bike enthusiasts and dog walkers. The myriad pathways — some of which are wild and overgrown and go right up the mountain, and others that are actually boardwalks and great to do with children — make the Deer Park the popular space that it is.
LONG BEACH – NOORDHOEK TO KOMMETJIE
Long Beach, also sometimes called Noordhoek Beach (rather obviously because it lies belowNoordhoek) stretches for 8 km all the way through to Kommetjie and makes a wonderfully long and challenging walk that little ones will relish (just not the very little ones, they’ll need to be at least four years old). What makes the walk so lovely is not only the wildness of the place, the occasional horse rider and the relaxed and unhurried pace, but the shipwreck part way.
SEA POINT PROMENADE
Sea Point‘s long stretch of paved walkway on the edge of the sea does not need an introduction to Capetonians, who make very good use of this wonderful waterfront area to exercise and feel the sea breeze on their skins. The place is a wonderful mix of people, safe for children (there are parks, jungle gyms, swings and a new outdoor ‘gym’ for all to use), great for sundowners and picnics and, despite having very little beach to speak of, one of the city’s local ‘haunts’.