Camps Bay

Under the looming Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head, with views out across the turquoise-coloured sea, Camps Bay sports some of the trendiest places in Cape Town.

Leave the beaches of Clifton or the buzz of Sea Point and you’ll discover the chic suburb of Camps Bay. The main drag, Victoria Road, is jam-packed with funky restaurants, trendy pubs, and bucket-and-spade shops on one side, and a palm-fringed beach on the other.

It’s here, on the white sands of Camps Bay, where you’ll find bronzed and buff locals and visitors flexing their muscles and showing off their volleyball skills. While supermodels and rock stars of the world are known to hang out at Camps Bay, the tidal pool is a great place for families – the sandy beach is wide and flat, but be careful of the strong backwash. During the Easter break and around the Christmas holidays, Camps Bay is packed to the brim.