Camps Bay is the kind of destination you don’t easily forget. There’s just something so magical about its white beach, the palm trees that sway over the main road, the opulent homes, and the vibey restaurants and cocktail bars on its doorstep. It’s fantastic to explore, unforgettable to visit, and only minutes from the City Bowl of Cape Town.
So, we’ve put together some of our favourite spots to stay overnight, eat and visit right in the heart of Camps Bay.
Whether you’re a couple on honeymoon, a solo traveller exploring South Africa, or a family or group that wants to stay together, there are great Camps Bay accommodation options listed on SA-Venues.com.
Atlantic House (sleeps 10)
This luxury guest house is flanked by the ocean and the mountains and is walking distance from the sea. The rooms are elegant and understated, allowing these vistas to do the talking. With a private garden, outdoor shower, and a lobby, lounge and bar area; this is a very special spot to enjoy a getaway with friends and family.
Villa Palma (sleeps 8)
This gorgeous spot has a beautiful garden and swimming pool, and is only a short distance from the shops, restaurants and beaches of Camps Bay. The house has a fireplace in one of the lounges for cool evenings, and another lounge with a pool table and flat-screen TV.
Breath-taking views, elegant suites and intimate 5-star elegance; the Twelve Apostles Hotel is perfect for couples that need a very special retreat. Sample incredible local wines paired with delectable dishes while drinking in the magnificent views of ocean, mountain and glittering lights. And all of this ethereal beauty is just minutes from Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and other major Cape Town attractions.
This hotel is perfect for couples that want a serene retreat. There is a “no children” policy to assure guests of utter tranquillity. There are two infinity pools that are solar-heated, a private gym, steam room and massage room. This is the place to come for a total rejuvenation of mind, body and romance.
Go on date night every night at this guest houses’ gorgeous cocktail bar, then head to the jacuzzi or bath together in the free-standing tub that has uninterrupted ocean views. This spot is designed for couples that want to pamper one another with luxury and love.
There are few things more enticing for couples than a jacuzzi or spa bath for two. Auberge du Cap boasts spectacular panoramic views of Camps Bay’s beach, mountains and vibrant streets. There is a solar-heated rim-flow pool and the suites are inviting and comfortable.
What makes this spot great for couples are the honeymoon suite and the honeymoon room, which are designed for intimacy and romance. They have gorgeous views and the honeymoon suite also has a jacuzzi – the perfect place for couples to unwind and reconnect.
Camps Bay has so many cool, contemporary restaurants from which to choose. Travellers that want a quick bite and a familiar franchise can opt for their firm favourites at Primi Piatti, Col’Cacchio, the Hussar Grill, and Ocean Basket.
But, there are also a collection of different eateries that offer a unique variety of cuisine and influences. Try the Codfather Seafood & Sushi for the freshest flavours, best savoured with the views of the ocean and mountains. Sample oysters, langoustines, crayfish and prawns or create your own platter.
Paranga has exquisite views and an impressive menu, while The 41 is all about celebrating Mediterranean flavours with a distinct South African overtone. They’re also known for their great variety of cocktails and their tasty breakfasts. Another popular cocktail bar is Café Caprice, right on the vibrant promenade of Camps Bay.
Camps Bay is best known for its cosmopolitan vibe and the stunning beach that is usually littered with bronzed bodies and playful families. But, it has even more to offer. During your time here, consider checking out:
- The Tranquillity Cracks Hike above Camps Bay, which takes about five hours and requires a moderate level of fitness.
- Studio G Art Gallery, which is focussed on celebrating contemporary pieces and personal expression.
- The Camps Bay African Market, where curios, beaded jewellery, leather crafts, masks, wooden bowls and much more is available to buy.
Take SA-Venues.com to Camps Bay
We have these and so many more Camps Bay accommodation venues listed on SA-Venues.com (many of the establishments are available on an instant booking basis). We also have loads of attractions and activities listed in and around Camps Bay, making your travel planning so much easier.