It’s no secret that Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most glamorous postal codes and a hotspot for visitors from all over the world. It offers luxurious villas, white sandy beaches and a host of stylish restaurants and bars.
Check out our top 8 reasons why we love Camps Bay…
For those looking to enjoy in a weekend away or go on a family vacation, Camps Bay is the ideal destination. Booking a villa in Camps Bay will guarantee a dream holiday and it couldn’t be easier with Villa Camps Bay, which offers a host of luxurious properties that are all set in ideal locations in and around Camps Bay offering spectacular views. There is a villa for every occasion, be it playing host to a romantic couple getaway to a fun family holiday to a stylish villa for you and your friends.
2. Celeb Spotting Paradise
The stylish suburb has not only caught the attention of local jetsetters but the likes of international celebrities as well. For years, movie stars, singers and the world’s most well known socialites have flocked to the shores of Camps Bay.
Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron chose Camps Bay as her chosen holiday destination whilst filming a movie in South Africa and was recently spotted out and about with fiancé Sean Penn.
Baywatch’s David Hasselhoff was seen enjoying a game of beach volleyball and hotties Jared Leto and Scarlet Johansson enjoyed cocktails in the Camps Bay strip.
Other celebrities including Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Liv Tyler to name but a few, have all been spotted soaking up some sun on the gorgeous beaches.
3. White Sandy Beaches and Crystal Waters
Camps Bay Beach has just recently made the list of ‘Top 25 Best Beaches in the World’ according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2014 and it comes as no surprise as its clear waters and white sandy beaches are pretty as a picture.
The long stretch of beach is ideal for sunbathing, picnics or long romantic walks at sunset. It also plays host to beach volleyball matches, offering stunning views of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles. Some say Camps Bay Beach is Cape Town’s answer to St Tropez and we couldn’t agree more…(Photo source : Flickr | Swazileigh).
4. Camps Bay has the Finest Selection of Restaurants and Bars
The Camps Bay strip is an infamous hotspot for the trendiest restaurants, cafes and bars. It’s a place to see or to be seen, be it for sundowners on a Saturday night or breakfast Monday morning. One of the most popular spots is undoubtedly Café Caprice which never fails to disappoint. It has become synonymous with celebrities and cocktails alike.
It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers great views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head. So why not do yourself a favour and the next time you are visiting Camps Bay, pop into Café Caprice and enjoy a cocktail at sunset with a mesmerising view…
5. Picturesque Views
Camps Bay is truly magnificent and the natural surroundings and beach landscape make for a perfect holiday destination. Visitors can look forward to seeing the world famous scenic route Chapman’s Peak Drive which meets the working harbour and mountain ranges. (Photo source : Flickr | Zeeyolq Photography).
Here you can also find National Parks and World Heritage sites whilst you enjoy a scenic drive with a view. Take in the sights and sounds of Signal Hill, enjoy a serene drive along the coast from Bantry Bay or even take a walk at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
6. The Iconic Table Mountain
One of the most spectacular attractions on offer is the iconic Table Mountain and it’s only minutes away from Camps Bay. Visitors can look forward to travelling up in a cableway and indulging in panoramic views.
It also takes you to the summit in under 10 minutes and the cable cars each have rotating floors which allows you to have a 360 degree aerial view of the city whilst you ascend and descend. You can take in the spectacular views over lunch and go for a walk or even enjoy a sunset before returning to the heart of Camps Bay. (Photo source : Flickr | Dietmar Temps).
7. Activities and Adventure Awaits
There is so much to see and do in Camps Bay. Visitors can look forward to being active and enjoying activities such as hiking and horse-riding on the beach, running, mountain biking and cycling.
One of the longest standing traditions is to climb Lion’s Head and enjoy a hike up the mountain with mesmerising views. For those who enjoy spending their afternoons in more of a leisurely fashion you can indulge in a picnic with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean.
8. Camps Bay offers an Idyllic Setting for Cocktails at Sunset
Camps Bay is awe-inspiring with its magnificent beach views, trendy restaurant offerings and local hotspots. One of the best things you can do to relax is to enjoy a Camps Bay sunset and what better way than with a cocktail?
If you’re looking to sit back, relax and sip on a summery cocktail what better way than at Tuscany Beach. The menu also offers everything from the freshest seafood and sushi to steaks and authentic Italian pastas so you can also dine with friends as you toast to the incredible crimson sunset found in Camps Bay.