Tucked between the majestic ridge of the Twelve Apostles, iconic Lion's Head and the azure Atlantic Ocean is Cape Town's exclusive seaside suburb of Camps Bay.
There are few traditional hotels in Camps Bay, with most visitors opting for the privacy and convenience of self-catering Camps Bay villas and apartments. Lining the slopes of Camps Bay these rental properties often have breathtaking views and are a convenient base for exploring Cape Town. We strive to provide you with the best Camps Bay holiday rental deals on Camps Bay self catering accommodation.
Camps Bay Restaurants and Bars
A wide variety of restaurants, side walk cafes and bars line Victoria Road opposite Camps Bay Beach, affectionately referred to as, "the Camps Bay strip."
There is something to suit all tastes in Camps Bay. From the established upmarket restaurant Blues and bohemian chic cafe, The Grand to casual cafes serving easy meals like pizza and delicious ribs such as Bayside Cafe and Col'Cacchio Pizzeria. Trendy bars such as Cafe Caprice and Sapphire ooze the young and the beautiful on balmy evenings.
Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay
This intimate theatre in central Camps Bay showcases a good mix of drama, musicals, comedy, cabaret, music and dance. They always put on a good show and are worth supporting. Pre-show dinner and drinks are available at the theatre.
Shopping in Camps Bay
The best place for grocery shopping in Camps Bay is Pick 'n Pay at the Promenade Shopping Centre opposite Camps Bay Beach, here you should find the essentials for your self-catering holiday. ATMs and other boutique shops can also be found in the centre.
Be aware that Camps Bay is a "dry suburb" meaning that there are no liquor stores in the area, and no alcohol is sold in the grocery stores. There are many liquor outlets in the city centre, Sea Point and Hout Bay. Think of it as a great excuse to visit the beautiful Cape Winelands.
Camps Bay Beach
Camps Bay Beach is a long, wide stretch of white sand, watched over by Lion's Head and the Twelve Apostles. This famous beach is popular with sun bathers, walkers, brave swimmers and beach bat enthusiasts.
Cape Town is ringed by beautiful beaches, each with a different character and suited to different activities.
Clifton Beaches 1-4
These 4 sheltered coves are ideal for soaking up the sun, sheltering from the wind and swimming in the gentle swells.
This small, sandy beach squeezed in between Camps Bay and Clifton produces some good surfing waves and is often forgotten by the crowds.
Further along the coast is the quaint, peaceful suburb of Bakoven with its quiet coves and giant boulders. The sheltered beaches and shallow waters are ideal for families with small children.
This beach with the Welsh name is one of the prettiest in Cape Town. Between Camps Bay and Hout Bay this idyllic stretch of sand has very limited parking and no restaurants or shops close by so it is rarely crowded. The waves are often good enough for surfing here.
Distances from Camps Bay to:
- Cape Town International Airport – 25 km
- Cape Town City Centre – 4 km
- V&A Waterfront – 6 km
- Cape Winelands – 55 km
- Cape Point – 64 km