Camps Bay is idyllically wedged between Lion’s Head and a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach. However, it’s the lifestyle that keeps the area so popular. The vibe is festive and laid-back—precisely what you want from a beachside holiday.

This trendy Cape Town neighbourhood is filled with lovely, sandy beaches, but there’s also a decent restaurant culture to experience with quite a few eateries along the main road. During the height of summer, many flock here to watch the sun sink into the Atlantic Ocean when it’s the place to see and be seen. What’s more, with the beautiful backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s head, you can easily add this to the list of the world’s most stunning paradise spots.

Highlights

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Meander alongside the beach-side pathway which stretches along the length of the beach.
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Play beach volleyball, go surfing, or simply relax on the white, sandy beaches.
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Stick around to see Victoria Road hum to life with activity at nighttime, brimming with trendy nightclubs and restaurants.
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Hike along the Pipe Track, which starts at the top of Kloof Nek.

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Peak tourist season in Camps Bay is in summer, from December to March. This is when perfect bright blue skies and long days allow travellers to explore this part of Cape Town in its entirety. While summer may be the most reliable season for great weather, the shoulder seasons of autumn and spring offer the same delightful temperatures, with the added benefit of less crowded beaches.

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