Camps Bay Beach

If you want sea, sand, sun plus entertainment and fun in one trip, Camps Bay Beach is your family’s ideal destination for a vacation.

With Table Mountain as the eastern backdrop and the Atlantic ocean serving as a border to the west, Camps Bay is picture-perfect.

The wide white beach is one of Cape Town’s best sunset spots and a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

The selection of luxury villas in Camps Bay is beyond compare and caters to parties of all sizes. But, if your want to secure a place to stay near the beach, book early.

Why visit Camps Bay Beach?

The breathtaking natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, offset against rugged Twelve Apostles of Table Mountain, makes this upmarket area a memorable place. Sea and mountain views adorn every corner of Camps Bay.

A wide, sandy stretch fringed by a large lawn and a strip of Miami-style palm trees make Camps Bay Beach a great drawcard to the area. Visitors come from afar to enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the beach. There is also Glen beach, a popular surf spot edged between large granite rocks bordering Clifton.

Camps Bay has many attractions. Adventure and outdoor activities, shopping and deep relaxation all form part of the Camps Bay entertainment scene. There are plenty of restaurants and bars serving as daytime eateries that transform into trendy nightlife spots.

The best part is that there are luxury apartments and villas readily available for short-term letting. This makes it possible for visitors to enjoy all the spoils – just like the locals.

Best time to visit Camps Bay Beach

The Mediterranean-like weather of the Western Cape makes for dry, hot summers and moderate wet winters. The summer months of December, January and February can be windy. However, visitors do have a choice of wind-free beaches to visit in neighbouring Clifton.

Remember, Cape Town has many exciting things to do in addition to visiting its beautiful beaches which makes choosing the best time for your visit hard. For instance, nature lovers will take delight in springtime when the floral kingdom is in full bloom, while beach-lovers prefer the hotter summer months.

View of Camps Bay Beach from Victoria Road

Plan your holiday to Camps Bay

The right location is a prime consideration for a happy family holiday. When you book your self-catering beach accommodation in Camps Bay, you are almost certain of a sea view. Easy access to the beach is also possible. In addition, Camps Bay has all the amenities you require within reach.

There is a small shopping mall, The Promenade. The centre offers a well-stocked local supermarket, a pharmacy and Doctor’s rooms. There are also a hairdresser, beauty salon, deli and a few other retailers.

Camps Bay has no shortage of places to eat and enjoy a drink that are easily accessible along Victoria Road. Enjoy a sunset cocktail at any of the trendy spots. Watch the sun sinking into the ocean on the horizon, ringing in an exciting Camps Bay evening.

n intimate local theatre, Theatre on the Bay, forms part of the entertainment offerings in Camps Bay. Make sure to include a visit to the theatre during your Camps Bay stay to enjoy their line-up of interesting shows.

Camps Bay’s central position makes it a great option for a fun holiday. It is a quick 15-minute drive north along Victoria Road to go to Sea Point Promenade and the V&A Waterfront. Hop over Kloofnek Road to get to the Table Mountain Cableway. Drive south along Victoria Road to visit Hout Bay, Constantia’s wineries and the Southern Peninsula. Nearby Cape Winelands towns such as Stellenbosch and Somerset-West are between 45 minutes to an hour’s drive from Camps Bay.

Camps Bay Beach with Lion's Head in the background

Fun activities around Camps Bay

Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is a “must-see”. Hikers can enjoy a day outdoors hiking up the mountain. There is a restaurant with stupendous views where one can relax and have a bite to eat. The Table Mountain Cableway delivers visitors safely back to the car park. It also provides an easy option for non-hikers to summit the mountain.

Shoppers love Cape Town for its originality. Browse local markets, galleries and retailers for unique arts and crafts. Furthermore, quality South African gold and diamonds are available at reputable jewellers.

Wine connoisseurs and gourmands love the tastes of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. Not only is this the prime wine-producing region in Africa, but award-winning restaurants are plentiful in and around Cape Town too.

Sporting events and opportunities attract many visitors to Cape Town. Surfing, kite surfing, swimming and diving are great draw cards for sun-lovers. Road and trail running and cycling are also popular sports. Cape Town has everything from horse riding on the beach to quad biking through the vineyards. What’s more, Scootours on the mountain, zip-lining and hiking trails can fill your lazy days.

There are plenty of things to do in Cape Town with kids. Entertainment options are available for children of varying ages. Most visitors love the historic significance of outings to Robben Island and the Castle of Good Hope.

In addition, tourists seeking safari opportunities have plenty to consider. Enjoy whale watching and meeting African penguins, Chacma baboons and various species of antelope in local nature reserves. Visitors can see Africa’s Big 5 on a safari within a two to three hours’ day trip.

Camps Bay Beach at dusk

Places to stay near Camps Bay Beach

Camps Bay has a variety of accommodation options available near the beach. Visitors can stay in a range of hotels, bed and breakfast establishments and self-catering villas and apartments.

Our upmarket accommodation portfolio, catering to families looking for privacy, space and luxury conveniences like 24/7 concierge services, is hard to beat. For a carefree self-catering stay in Cape Town, consider our rentals near Camps Bay Beach

Safety is high on the agenda. That is why many of our holiday homes offer state of the art security to ensure visitors’ protection. In addition, we recommend some safety tips for tourists to secure a fun and incident-free holiday.

View of Camps Bay Beach from Lion's Head at sunset

Will you be seen on Camps Bay Beach?

Visit Camps Bay for a memorable experience. We’re sure your family will return home with a memory bank of pictures of an unforgettable holiday in Camps Bay.

As area specialists, Nox Rentals can help you with finding and booking luxury accommodation near Camps Bay Beach. Consider our portfolio of stunning seaside rentals while planning your trip to Cape Town.

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