The Foreshore is an area in , South Africa, situated between the historic city centre and the modern Port of Cape Town. It is built on land reclaimed from in the 1930s and 1940s in connection with the construction of the Duncan Dock to replace the old harbour.

Notable Places in the Area

is the main performing arts centre in , . Photo: Adamina, CC BY 2.0.

Town hall
The is a building on the Foreshore in central , that serves as the headquarters of the , the municipality that governs Cape Town and its suburbs. Photo: Discott, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town hall
is a large Edwardian building in city centre which was built in 1905. Photo: Martinvl, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Railway station
railway station is the main railway station of the city of , South Africa. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Localities in the Area

is a suburb of , , between the docks of and the lower slopes of , about 1 kilometre east of the city centre of Cape Town. Photo: Kierano, CC BY 3.0.

is the second most populous city in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in is situated on the Atlantic shore, , the City of Cape Town and . Photo: Damien du Toit, CC BY 2.0.


-33.923° or 33° 55' 22.6" south
18.4382° or 18° 26' 17.7" east
Open Location Code
5 metres (16 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 260286474
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Kaapstadse strandgebied
  • Chinese: 開普敦海濱
  • Dutch: Foreshore, Cape Town
  • English: Foreshore, Cape Town
  • French: Foreshore
  • Pedi: Foreshore, Cape Town
  • Xhosa: Foreshore, Cape Town
  • Zulu: Foreshore, Cape Town

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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Data © OpenStreetMap contributors and available under the Open Database License. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Foreshore. See this page's contributions. Photo: Dewet, CC BY-SA 2.5.