About Maiden’s Cove

Perched between the scenic stretches of the Clifton and Glen Beach, Maiden’s Cove is flanked by the cold blue of the ocean and the verdant greenery of the mountains of the Western Cape.

This is a lookout in Camps Bay, Cape Town, that boasts absolutely breath-taking views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and the back end of the famous Table Mountain.

Maiden’s Cove has a stunning tidal pool that makes for safe, fun swimming. It is surrounded by massive rounded boulders that protect the pool from the waves and make for excellent sun-tanning spots. Little ones are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding spots to explore amongst the rocks. There is also a grassy patch at Maiden’s Cove, which is the perfect place for barbecues or picnics on lazy weekend afternoons.

The water from the Atlantic Ocean is chilly but irresistible for the sweltering summer months and tough little ones that don’t seem to feel the cold. Between June and November, southern right and humpback whales pass the shores and entertain their spectators as they blow fountains, leap out of the water, or splash its surface with their powerful flukes. Dolphins can be seen in the waves all year round. Thanks to the abundance of marine life, this is one of the best spots in the area for free diving.

There are public ablutions available for visitors to Maiden’s Cave.

From this spot, visitors can enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets in South Africa, followed by a glass of world-famous South African wines or cocktails at one of the many bars and restaurants of Camps Bay.

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WhereMaiden’s Cove, Camps Bay, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

How muchFree

TelephoneNot applicable

OvernightStay nearby in Camps Bay, in Cape Town


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