Foreshore, City Bowl

This land was reclaimed from the sea between the years of 1930 to 1940 which extended Cape Town City a further 2 km into the Bay.

Cape Town’s foreshore, which lies on the waterways of Table Bay, adjacent to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with the city centre behind it, is virtually dominated by the International Convention Centre (CTICC) and a number of prominent hotel chains, whose buildings overshadow the entrance to the city from the N2.

Cape Town's foreshore is at the forefront of development in Cape Town and a number of major corporate and financial institutions are moving here to join the ranks of the highly successful Convention Centre, which went up in late 1999 and, in 2006, managed to host close on 13 000 delegates during one of the congresses, without a hitch. The hosting of international conferences in the city of Cape Town is on the increase as the city continues as a sought after destination.

Heerengracht Street is dotted with fountains and statues. The memorial to South African soldiers who lost their lives in both world wars is a landmark and statues of the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz as well as Jan van Riebeek and his wife Maria.

Access from the foreshore to the heart of the Mother City is excellent. One can walk to the V&A Waterfront, from where there are a number of tour buses around the city, or walk to the city centre, where an array of historical buildings and an eclectic mix of cultures, restaurants and unexpected little avenues, make a day or two of exploring thoroughly enjoyable.

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