If you love exclusivity, the sea, sun and uninterrupted views, you are in for a treat when you book your self-catering accommodation in Bantry Bay. Not to be confused with its namesake in County Cork, Ireland, Bantry Bay in Cape Town has all the ingredients of a dream vacation. This affluent suburb is set on the Atlantic Ocean-facing slope of Lion's Head , an abutting mountain peak which lies between Table Mountain and Signal Hill and forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. Buffered from the city centre by Lion's Head, which is the eroded core of an ancient volcano, there is a plaque on the Bantry Bay seashore that commemorates an observation by Charles Darwin. During his visit to the Cape in 1836, he noted that Lion’s Head was the site of a unique geological feature with the intrusion of Basaltic volcanic rock into granitic rock. Bantry Bay sits on a rocky coastline with giant boulders. It is edged between Sea Point and Clifton. Originally named Botany Bay after a botanical garden earmarked for the cultivation of medicinal herbs that was planted here, the name was changed during World War 1. Because of its unique position with Lion's Head behind it, Bantry Bay is known as one of the few wind-free areas in Cape Town. The 'Cape Doctor', as the infamous South Easter wind in Cape Town is known amongst locals, doesn't let off easily during the summer months but Bantry Bay is secluded and protected. It is said that Bantry Bay records around 290 wind-free days per year. The selected self-catering accommodation options in Bantry Bay offer awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lion’s Head or both. Once you have settled into your luxury vacation rental, you can sit back and relax to the sounds of waves from the Atlantic Ocean lapping onto the craggy boulders. If you want to make the most of your time in the sun while on vacation in Bantry Bay, you can head over to one of Clifton's four beautiful and sheltered white sandy beaches, which is within walking distance. Or make your way down to be seen in Camps Bay, with its palm-lined strip of beach much like Miami in the US, but far less crowded. Less than 4km to Camps Bay and only 6km from the V&A Waterfront, Bantry Bay is perfectly positioned for holidaymakers to get around for some shopping, entertainment, restaurants and nightlife options. Plenty of taxi services are available along High Level Road that will safely deliver you to your destination and return you to your accommodation in Bantry Bay. Luxury is a definitely key word in Bantry Bay and you will not be disappointed by the uniqueness, high standard and quality you will find when opting for self-catering accommodation in this indulgent environment. Don’t take our word for it though. See for yourself by booking your self-catering accommodation in Bantry Bay.