Strand Street

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The dotted blue line in this map indicates the original shoreline. Strand Street is visible below and to the left of it. To the right of the N2 ramp the street becomes New Market Street and, further to the right, Albert Street.

Strand Street is one of the main streets in the central business district of Cape Town, South Africa.[1] It runs northwest-southeast through the centre from Green Point to Woodstock, passing the Golden Acre shopping centre, the Cape Town railway station, the Evangelical Lutheran Church,[2] the Koopmans-de Wet House,[3] and the Castle of Good Hope. Originally, in the vicinity of the Castle, Strand Street ran along the Table Bay shore - "strand" being the Dutch and Afrikaans word for "beach" - but land reclamation to create the Foreshore and the modern Port of Cape Town has moved the shoreline about a kilometre to the northeast.[4]

East of the city centre, Strand Street passes under the N2 freeway, to which it is connected by ramps. It continues as New Market Street and then Albert Street, eventually becoming Voortrekker Road, the original road route from Cape Town to Bellville and the interior. West of the centre it becomes High Level Road to Sea Point.

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  1. ^ Tony Pinchuck; Rough Guides; Barbara McCrea (2002). Cape Town. Rough Guides. p. 3–4. ISBN 978-1-85828-841-3. 
  2. ^ Pinchuck 2002, p. 75.
  3. ^ Pinchuck 2002, p. 76.
  4. ^ Pinchuck 2002, p. 74 and 78.

Coordinates: 33°55′26″S 18°25′32″E / 33.92389°S 18.42556°E / -33.92389; 18.42556