Cape Town's most popular beach region

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.

Clifton and Camps Bay Hotels are very popular and during South African summer months are usually fully booked and require booking well in advance. With panoramic seaviews over the Atlantic and arguably the most fashionable addresses, it is no surprise.

Why stay in Camps Bay and Clifton?

  • 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
  • LGBT-friendly destination
  • 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

Let's plan your trip

Enquire now and a Travel Expert will get back to you within 24 hours.

Let's start planning

Meet Your African Travel Experts

Ratings powered by TripAdvisor