Camps Bay - South Africa
Camps Bay is famed for its wide sandy beaches, palm tree-lined promenade and tidal pool, this spectacular stretch of Cape Town is where the glamorous gather to play. With Lion's Head mountain peak and the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range as a showy backdrop, locals and tourists mingle, drinking cocktails at pavement cafés, cruising past in open-topped sports cars or playing beach volleyball on the sand. Camps Bay's popularity as a seaside resort began over a century ago; the area is now more cosmopolitan and crowded than ever, with a beachfront that hums all year round. Here you can order a decadent seafood platter on a balcony at one of the world-class restaurants, or savour a five-course, gourmet dinner at a beachfront hotel, linger over tapas at an outdoor café, or pack your own picnic to enjoy at sunset on the beach. At night, Camps Bay's vibrant energy explodes and the bars, cafés and restaurants turn up the music. Further along Victoria Road, catch local stage celebrities in a cabaret, comedy or murder mystery at Theatre on the Bay.
Camps Bay's charm lies both in its unique holiday atmosphere and its convenient situation close to major attractions, making it an ideal base for both the holidaymaker and well-heeled businessperson. Positioned beside the world-famous, sheltered Clifton beaches, and a mere stone's throw from the city centre and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, it's hardly surprising that Camps Bay is home to some of the most impressive properties in the city. These range from modern beachfront apartments to cottages and sprawling villas, some of which are available to clients as self-catering accommodation or for purchase. Bakoven, situated beside Camps Bay, boasts a semi-private beach and gorgeous bungalows in a peaceful, community atmosphere, yet is also within walking distance of the bustle of Camps Bay. This exclusive area is perfectly suited to those looking for beautiful views, secluded accommodation on the water's edge, and all the action within easy reach.