Disused slipway at Long Beach

Cape Town slipways

Disused slipway at Long Beach
Disused slipway at Long Beach

There are relatively few places to launch a boat into the sea from a slipway in Cape Town, even with its long coastline. Here’s a list of locations used by the dive charters, which I’ll add to as more come to mind:

There are also a slipways at Witsand (near Scarborough) and at Buffels Bay inside the Cape Point Nature Reserve, but these are rarely used by dive charters. There are a few slipways on the eastern side of False Bay in the Gordon’s Bay area. Peter Southwood has more information on the harbours and slipways here.

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