The name ‘Camps Bay’ could easily be substituted for ‘Land of the Beautiful People’, given the number of hot beach bods which parade up and down Victoria Road in summer. If people-watching isn’t up there on your to-do list, Camps Bay will change that. If it is, you should definitely scramble to reserve Camps Bay accommodation, especially in the summer months from December to March, when bikinis abound!
The suburb of Camps Bay is a spectacular one, nestled beneath the 12 Apostles of Table Mountain. Owing to the great sea views, and palm tree-lined white, sandy beach, Camps Bay is a very desirable place to be, which in turn attracts an affluent crowd.
Victoria Road separates the beach and ocean from the built up area of the suburb, and is lined with spilling-over restaurants, bars and coffee shops which pump on Friday nights and lazy Saturdays, especially when the warm African sun is out!
To get a feel for Camps Bay, imagine sitting at an exclusive side-walk cocktail bar. The sounds of a live DJ set permeates your ears and in the back ground you can hear the odd whistle and cheer as a volley ball match winds down. Across the convertible-lined street, through the palm trees, a variety of characters is visible, tanning or walking their dogs. To add a splash of Africa to all this, throw in a constant stream of mini-bus taxis, sound-systems blaring as they wend their way through traffic. Sound like fun? You won’t be disappointed.
Camps Bay, aside from attracting a good-looking crowd and offering a spectacular setting, a platter of top notch cuisine options and pumping night spots, is also conveniently located. A 10 minute drive over Kloof Nek road takes you right into Cape Town’s city bowl – the heart of contemporary Cape Town culture, brimming with art galleries, quirky bars and history. The starting points of many Table Mountain hikes are just 5 minutes away as is the cable car station.
Camps Bay also marks the start of one of the most scenic drives in Cape Town. As you leave the suburb, heading towards Hout Bay (just 15 minutes away) you travel along the coast where the ocean views will melt even the coldest hearts. With all this talk of oceans, let us not forget Camps Bay’s proximity to the area’s best beaches. Apart from Camp’s Bay beach itself; Clifton’s beaches (the most protected beaches in Cape Town) are a hop skip and a jump away while Llandudno lies just outside of Hout Bay.
Accommodation in Camps Bay is an absolute must for Cape Town visitors who enjoy the beach life combined with convenience. Nowhere else can beat it!
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