Soft sandy beaches and stupendous sea views from the most luxurious properties are what you can expect from your holiday in Clifton.
Clifton is often referred to as the St Tropez of Cape Town and offers no less than four spectacular beaches where visitors can play. Is it not time you take a look at the upmarket self-catering holiday rental options available in this luxury playground that features some of the world’s most sought-after real estate?
Your holiday in Clifton
The Discovery Travel Channel voted Clifton as one of the Top Ten Beaches in 2003 and 2004 and Fourth beach enjoys blue flag status.
Offering some of the hottest properties around the world, your luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Clifton will be nothing short of spectacular.
Enjoy your well-deserved break in a luxury self-catering holiday apartment in Clifton, from where you will have easy access to the beach but also to bars, restaurants and a number of activities offered to holidaymakers in Cape Town.
You haven’t experienced life in the lap of luxury until you’ve stayed in a luxury Clifton villa.
Things to do in Clifton
Beauty is the key word on the playground that is Clifton: beautiful soft white sand, beautiful bronzed bodies, beautiful smiles, a beautiful setting. Second and Third beaches are family-friendly and popular with the 20-somethings as well as the gay crowd.
Fourth Beach is the perfect family beach and has excellent facilities including public toilets, changing rooms and places to buy cold drinks and snacks.
Umbrellas and deck chairs are also available for rent. Lifeguards are on duty during peak season and on the weekends.
First Beach is where the muscled set comes to play. It is a favourite among surfers and volleyball players.
Book a trip on a yacht or catamaran (they usually depart from the V&A Waterfront) and then watch the action when you your vessel moors in Clifton’s turquoise waters.
While the suburb of Clifton really only has one restaurant, The Bungalow, which enjoys the most magnificent setting with panoramic ocean and mountain views, Camps Bay right next door has a lot to offer in the line of bars and restaurants.
In Summer, from November to March, Clifton offers long, hot days to play on the beach. The sea water temperature is cold due to the South-Easter wind (also known as the Cape Doctor) blowing offshore, moving the warmer top layer of water out of the bay.
Clifton’s beaches are mostly sheltered from the wind, so is a good place to escape to when the Cape Doctor is out in full force.
Autumn and Spring are mild and can be wonderful with warm days and beautiful beach weather.
Winter is the rainy season and water movement caused by North-West gales can result in sea temperatures raising up to around 20˚C.
Visit Clifton soon
If you are keen to play in Clifton, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment, especially if you’re planning your holiday during the peak South African vacation months of December and January. Browse the most sought-after Clifton accommodation and book your holiday today.
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