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Camps Bay, Atlantic Seaboard
Camps Bay, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town

Once you've booked your hotel or Atlantic Seaboard accommodation explore our destination pages below for info about the attractions and what to do in the Atlantic Seaboard Region.

The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’, stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the cape peninsula to Hout Bay.

This incredibly beautiful stretch of coast is connected by the most picturesque, scenic drive along Victoria Road and properties on this stretch of South Africa’s Cote d’Azur fetch unprecedented prices, now that this truly beautiful part of the coast is so sought after.

The Atlantic Seaboard never fails to buoy one’s spirits, with the glistening Atlantic Ocean on one side and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles on the other; one is easily transported by the sheer splendour of the setting.

Mouille Point to Bantry Bay, Atlantic Seaboard
Sea Point to Bantry Bay, Atlantic Seaboard
Memorable sunsets on this side of the peninsular have made sundowners in Cape Town something of a tradition and, although chilly, the sea offers a more than refreshing dip on a typical hot day.

The Atlantic Seaboard includes the residential suburbs of Mouille Point, Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven, Llandudno and Hout Bay - all of which offer villas, guest houses and self-catering units with easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches, including the ‘there to be seen’ sands of Clifton, the unspoilt boulders of Llandudno and the glorious stretches of sand of Camps Bay.

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Destinations / Town & Suburbs of the Atlantic Seaboard


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Bakoven

Bakoven’s beach is often overlooked in favour of the more trendy Camps Bay just minutes away, but make no mistake, Bakoven is one of the most sought after suburbs in Cape Town and the views from here are simply spectacular ... bakoven information

Bantry Bay

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Bantry Bay

As its name signifies, Bantry Bay lies perched on the rocks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most exclusive bays on the Atlantic Seaboard. Crashing waves, magnificent sunsets and protection from the ... bantry bay information

Camps Bay

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Camps Bay

Past the city centre, beyond Lions Head, the Atlantic Seaboard suburbs hug the narrow stretch of coast between the Atlantic Ocean and the towering Twelve Apostles mountain range. Camps Bay's palm lined beach front has a ... camps bay information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Clifton

Clifton is a world-famous, up market area where people come to see and be seen. Because it is protected from the wind, Clifton is especially popular on days when the south-easterly wind is blowing. Clifton Beach is Cape Towns most ... clifton information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Fresnaye

Set on the slopes of Lion’s Head Fresnaye is one of Cape Town’s most fashionable residential areas. It's choice position on the mountain, the fact that it is sheltered from the notorious south- easterly and its easy access to Cape Town ... fresnaye information

Granger Bay

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Granger Bay

Set virtually next door to the V&A Waterfront in its own bay, the fashionable suburb of Granger Bay lies on the Atlantic Ocean with some of the most stunning views of Table Bay and Robben Island - providing some of the most ... granger bay information

Green Point

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Green Point

Green Point lies between the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill on the Main Road en route to Sea Point. Green Point exudes a village feel with narrow villa-lined streets, sidewalk cafes and stylish shops. Many of the homes are Victorian ... green point information

Hout Bay

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Hout Bay

Affectionately called ‘the republic of Hout Bay’ by its residents, due mainly to the limited means of access into this attractive suburb - there are only three - Hout Bay lies just 20 minutes’ from the centre of Cape Town yet has a ... hout bay information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Kommetjie

Kommetjie is essentially a seaside village with beach houses that date back to the 1900s when plots sold for as little as £5. Today they’ve been joined by larger and more contemporary homes as Capetonians treat the village as a ... kommetjie information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Llandudno

Only 18 km from the centre of Cape Town and approached by one of the most scenic drives, over Suikerbossie Hill from Hout Bay or in the other direction from Camps Bay, along Victoria Road, Llandudno lies nestled in a private and ... llandudno information

Misty Cliffs

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Atlantic Seaboard

Misty Cliffs is a little village that lies on the mountain and on the beach, divided only by Main Road, between Kommetjie and Scarborough, roughly an hour from Cape Town. Misty Cliffs has acquired its name for its, rather obviously... misty cliffs information

Mouille Point

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Mouille Point

The village of Mouille Point, which lies between Granger Bay and Three Anchor Bay just outside the centre of Cape Town, is a bit of a conundrum in the sense that this now up market suburb - mainly a host of apartments overlooking the ... mouille point information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Noordhoek

The ‘northern corner’ suburb of Noordhoek, so named due to the village’s beginnings in the northern corner of the farm Slangkop, is zealously guarded by its residents, who have largely retained the sensitive balance of ... noordhoek information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Oudekraal

Oudekraal is possibly one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets. Set against the backdrop of the Twelve Apostles, with a number of sheltered coves and small sandy beaches between the massive granite boulders, this scenic area forms ... oudekraal information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Scarborough

Scarborough, which lies just beyond Kommetjie, is one of the few suburbs of Cape Town that remains far from the madding crowds, despite its proximity to the city and a recent property boom that has sent even properties here ... scarborough information

Sea Point

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sea Point

This vibrant suburb of Cape Town, just outside the city centre between Mouille Point, Green Point and Bantry Bay enjoys a bustling 24-hour cosmopolitan vibe that has drawn a number of city execs to settle in its beach front ... sea point information

Three Anchor Bay

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Three Anchor Bay

This beautiful up market suburb almost lays claim to Signal Hill, lying as it does on the seaward side of the landmark, and its little beach is popular, particularly with sea kayakers who paddle out from Three Anchor Bay ... three anchor bay information

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Featured and "Must See" Attractions in Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard Beaches

This is where the more fashionable set go to see and be seen. The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s "Riviera" stretches from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain up as far as Hout Bay and is connected by one of the most picturesque, scenic drives along Victoria Road ... more information

Biodiversity Showcase Garden

Set in Cape Town's Green Point Urban Park, the Biodiversity Garden is an incredible space in which to immerse yourself in a selection of the unique flora indemic to Cape Town. It features no fewer than 300 local plant species, animal sculptures, interactive displays, demonstration gardens, a Khoikhoi display and ... more information

Cape Town Beaches

The Mother City has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and something to offer everyone. It is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches - there are three on offer in and around Cape Town. The blend of ... more information

Blue Train

Mouille Point's promenade has for years been the home of the delightful miniature Blue Train. Based in a popular picnic area, the Blue Train has entertained generations of Cape Town's children. The train is something of an icon, considering its 50 year existence, and its place on the extremely popular seven-kilometre ... more information

Cape Medical Museum

Contained in the New Somerset Hospital, the old city hospital for contagious diseases built by Sir George Grey the governor of the Cape in 1859 the Cape Medical Museum is a great visit if you are interested in the history of medicine, particularly as it emphasises both western and traditional medicine in the Cape. It lies ... more information

Cape Point

Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese seafarer, was the first to sail around the Cape. This was in 1488. On his return voyage, which must have been particularly stormy, Dias stopped at the south-western tip of Africa, and named it Cabo Tormentoso, or Cape of Storms. King John of Portugal later gave it the name ... more information

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Part of the Table Mountain National Park that extends from Signal Hill in the north all the way to Cape Point in the south, the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner ... more information

Cape Point Wine Route

It was only in 1998 that the new Cape Point Wine District was declared and the Cape Point Vineyards are still relatively new on the tourist itinerary. They were established in 1996 with the first vines on the Noordhoek wine estate, overlooking Noordhoek beach and the first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted in ... more information

Cape Quarter

Home décor, art and artefacts, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle related stores all delivered in a unique Cape Malay architecture. This is where the best of Cape Town people are drawn together, attracted by the authentic ambience of great restaurants and eateries, shops and offices. This is the ... more information

Chapman's Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive climbs steadily from the harbour of Hout Bay, skirting 114 curves of Chapman’s Peak to follow the rocky coastline along some truly magnificent views of the sandy bays below. The combination of steep, almost thrilling rocky inclines, shimmering blue waters and expansive skies simply take the ... more information

Green Point Stadium

The Green Point Stadium in Cape Town has been transformed into a completely new 70 000 seater, all-weather, multi-purpose, environmentally sustainable, modern, technologically advanced, world class Stadium giving expression to the “African Renaissance Stadium” at the juncture between Table Mountain ... more information

Lion's Head

Lion’s Head is flanked by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and was so named by the first Dutch explorers, who arrived in the 1600’s and were of the opinion that the mountain and Signal Hill together resembled a lion in the crouching position. At its highest point, Lion’s Head is 669 metres above sea level... more information

Metropolitan Golf Course

At Metropolitan Golf Club you enjoy your game in the most centrally situated green belt of Cape Town. Adjacent to the V&A Waterfront (5 minute walk) with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The Metropolitan course is officially a 9 hole course but a variety of greens and tee's result in ... more information

Noon Day Gun

Up on Signal Hill at 12:00 exactly every day, a cannon is fired. Accurate to the nearest millisecond, it booms over the Mother City, Table Mountain in the background, yet never ceases to surprise even long-term Capetonians, and certainly has visitors looking anxious. The daily noon gun (cannon) is not only ... more information

Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here at Robben Island that rulers sent those regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society. During the apartheid years Robben Island ... more information

Signal Hill

Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lion’s Head, in the distinctive shape of a lion’s rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at night, and picnic dinners with accompanying drinks is something of a capital ... more information

Table Mountain

Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful of bold and enterprising people could say ... more information

Table Mountain National Park

At the south-western tip of South Africa, the Table Mountain National Park encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south, a distance of approximately 60 km. The narrow portion of land with its many beautiful valleys, bays and ... more information

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children (there is a wonderful child play area in the basement set right up against the seal display where children and seals have fun alongside one another). Child-height window benches and ... more information

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theatres and movies ... more information

World of Birds

The World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. more information

Sea Point Promenade

The promenade runs the length of Sea Point’s beach front, from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point and is a hub of activity, particularly in the early morning or late afternoons to watch the sun set right next to the waters of the Atlantic. A number of children’s parks run alongside the promenade and there is a ... more information

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Featured Things To Do in Atlantic Seaboard

Helicopter Flip over Cape Town

Where: Depart from the V&A Waterfront
How much (per person): On Request

Explore the breathtaking wonders of the Cape Peninsula. Makana Aviation offer exhilarating helicopter flights in Cape Town so spoil yourself ... more information

Kayaking on the Atlantic Seaboard

Where: Three Anchor Bay
How much (per person): On Request

Coastal Kayak has the ideal location to launch and explore the Table Bay coastline from the sea. Our shop is located at Three Anchor Bay where all ... more information

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Where: Table Mountain
How much (per person): On Request

The glorious views over the Mother City starts the minute you step into the state of the art cableway. The floor of the 65 passenger cable car rotates 360 ... more information

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Holiday Accommodation in Atlantic Seaboard

For accommodation in the Atlantic Seaboard see:
BakovenBantry BayCamps Bay accommodationCape PointClifton accommodation
De Waterkant accommodationFresnayeGranger BayGreen Point accommodation
Hout Bay accommodationKommetjieLlandudno accommodationMouille Point
NoordhoekOudekraalScarboroughSea Point accommodationThree Anchor Bay

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