Camps Bay is one of the most popular and most expensive suburbs in Cape Town. The reason is its stunning location at the foot of the majestic Twelve Apostles, a mountain range belonging to the Table Mountain range, and its proximity to the centre of town, via the spectacular Kloof Nek road.
Camps Bay is the place for urban beach life. The fine white sand is - especially over the weekends and during the holidays - packed with young people. The sea is, due to the protected position in the bay, quite calm and - in summer - good for swimming. At the southern end, there is a seawater pool.
Camps Bay's beach promenade is lined with cafés, bistros, discotheques and restaurants. These are mostly excellent, specialised in Mediterranean or sea food and Sushi. All of them are usually visited by many people in the evenings. Camps Bay is a very trendy suburb; people come here to be seen, to meet other people over a good meal or just for a glass of wine or a cappuccino.
The beach population of neighbouring Clifton also comes to Camps Bay for evening entertainment, because Clifton itself is too narrow for a promenade. Instead, it boasts the best beaches, lying well protected in small rocky bays. Luxurious apartment houses hang on the mountain slopes. The real estate prices are the highest in South Africa. Even the smallest flat costs millions of Rands. More information, addresses and accommodation in Camps Bay and Clifton to be found on the blue INFO page.
Left: the bay of Camps Bay. Top right: Camps Bay beach. Bottom right: the Twelfe Apostles and Camps Bay.