About the Foreshore
The Foreshore is situated in Cape Town between the historic city centre and the modern Port of Cape Town. The land itself was reclaimed from the ocean and helped to extend the area inland for about 2km. The Foreshore is located on the waters of Table Bay and the major portion includes the harbour and docks in the area. Quite a large section is also used for transportation of goods in the port as well as the Cape Town railway Station. The Hertzog Boulevard in the Foreshore contains a few important buildings like the Artscape Theatre and the Cape Town Civic Centre. Another major building in the Foreshore is the modern Cape Town International Convention Centre or CTICC, which hosts a number of conferences, events and expos every year.
The Foreshore is at the forefront of development in Cape Town, with a number of major corporate and financial institutions moving to the area. The Foreshore is developing at a rapid rate and is considered a prime area; there are a number of Hotels and business in the area. Heerengracht Street in the Foreshore is dotted with fountains and statues and includes the memorial to South African soldiers who lost their lives in both world wars. It also features statues of the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz as well as Jan van Riebeeck and his wife Maria.
Access from Foreshore to the Cape Town City Centre is excellent. It is walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, from where there are a number of tour busses around the city. You can also walk to the city centre from the Foreshore, where an array of historical buildings and an eclectic mix of cultures, restaurants and unexpected little avenues await you. The Foreshore is also a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Table Mountain and the Two Ocean’s Aquarium.