Coming over Kloof Nek, down the west face of Table Mountain, the sheer beauty of the most expensive real estate in Africa tends to result in gasps.
The long stretch of white sand and azure water, cradled by a vast nature reserve and the soaring grandeur of the Twelve Apostles mountains, make it the reason many choose to call Cape Town home.
Lined with palm trees, Camps Bay boulevard overflows with pavement cafes, bistros and glamourous restaurants. This aspirational enclave sits in the midst of thousands of acres of protected Nature Reserve – the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site.
It’s also known as a favourite destination for movie stars, celebrity DJ’s, models, the filthy rich and even the ordinary international tourists who return year after year.
Evenings in Camps Bay buzz with nightlife activities, Jazz clubs and a vibe that is way more upmarket than anything the CBD has to offer. Looking to indulge? There are also an array of spas to choose from to get yourself in relaxation mode.
There are several beautiful routes you can take to access Camps Bay. The most famous is the swerving mountainous Chapman’s Peak Drive, which takes you from Noordhoek, through Hout Bay and down into Camps Bay. Victoria Road is often the route taken from the CBD. For spectacular mountain and sea views, take the Kloof Nek pass which can be reached from either the CBD or Constantia.
What to do in Camps Bay
Boats, Yachts and Helicopters can be charted to explore the area in and around Camps Bay. You’ll find sports clubs with bowls, cricket, soccer, squash and tennis. For the more upmarket tourist, Camps Bay is an ideal base to head out on any of the plethora of day trips that Cape Town has to offer. If you’re looking for things to do in the general area though, here are a few suggestions:
Where to stay in Camps Bay
Where to eat Camps Bay