Clifton and Camps Bay


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Camps Bay & Clifton: the place to see and be seen


Cape Town’s own Millionaire’s Row is found in Camps Bay and Clifton. Mansions dot the slopes of Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles, providing the backdrop for sands fringed with leaning palm trees and turquoise waters. These beaches are home to social butterflies flaunting sun-baked bodies and designer swimwear during the day before they go on to fill bars and restaurants across the road by night.

Sun worshippers strut their stuff on the shores of Camps Bay, taking part in the proverbial fashion show that is a day at the beach in Cape Town. Although not ideal for swimming, Camps Bay beach remains the place to see and be seen. Clifton’s beaches are divided into four coves by rotund boulders. Each cove attracts its own group of sunbathers whether it be families, the local and international ‘It’ crowd, or regular beach bums intent on catching a wave.

Designer apartments and mansions dot the slopes of Lion’s Head, all in competition for the best view and only accessible by winding roads. The main roads are crammed with upscale restaurants and chic bars, with casual bucket-and-spade beach stores on the side. Stylish sundowner venues overlook the bay, serving flutes of champagne and cosmopolitan cocktails - best paired with a golden sunset.

 

Highlights

  • Camps Bay & Clifton boast platinum-blonde sands fringed with palm trees and dazzling turquoise waters
  • The beaches are perfect for sunbathing and people-watching • Popular beach sports include volleyball, touch rugby and Frisbee
  • Clifton’s beaches are divided into four coves by rotund, granite boulders; each attracting different kinds of sunbathers
  • An array of trendy restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs can be found in Camps Bay and Clifton
  • Considered Cape Town’s own Millionaire’s Row

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