Camps Bay Beach: have fun & chill in Cape Town, South Africa

Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

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If you want to spend a fun and relaxed day in Cape Town, going to Camps Bay Beach is definitely your best option! This beach is known for its fine white sand, beautiful people and views of the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

This hot spot has lots of things to do. If you don’t count swimming – water temperature in the Atlantic is cold; Camps Bay is perfect for sunbathing, playing volleyball, eating at any of the restaurants situated on the main road or just enjoying the view.

Let me share with you the 5 things you need to know before your visit.

Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Main - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Main - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

1. Restaurants

Posh restaurants, nice cafes and cocktail bars overlook the promenade. And nearby Promenade Mall has nice boutiques.

You can go there anytime, it’s perfect to have breakfast or brunch in the morning, take the sun during midday while eating lunch or watch the sunset in the evening.

Mantra Café, Chinchilla Rooftop Café and Bar,  Paranga, and Umi are some of the fanciest spots where you can spend the whole day till sundown and then enjoy dinner.

On Sundays, Café Caprice is the best place in Cape Town to party! Besides tasty drinks, the DJ is amazing, and the people set a great vibe!

Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Restaurant - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Restaurant - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

2. Sunbathing

Make sure you bring your sunblock or suntanning lotion because Camps Bay is perfect for sunbathing. You can have a walk on the beach or rent lounge chairs and umbrellas by the hour or for the whole day.

Sunbathing - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Sunbathing - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

3. Activities

Wether you like to play sports or just watch them, you can enjoy different activities on the beach: volleyball, football and frisbee games take place in Camps Bay so you can come with your friends or join the friendly locals and tourists.

Activities - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

4. The Sunset

One of the main highlights of Camps Bay is watching the sunset. Take a spot on a restaurant or just in front of the beach and bring your best camera to capture the moment!

Sunset - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

5. Location

Camps Bay beach is such a beautiful place, behind it you have the amazing Twelve Apostles mountain range and at its feet the pretty Atlantic Ocean. 

Location - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa
Location - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

How to get there?

  • By car: you can take an Uber and easily get to Camps Bay. It’s located 10-15 minutes away from Cape Town’s city center via M62.
  • By bus: if you buy a My Citi bus card you’ll be able to get there in around 30 minutes from the city center.
  • City Sightseeing: Camps Bay is on the City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off route. If you want to see the highlights of Cape Town and also enjoy the beach, I recommend you to take this tour and don’t miss this awesome spot.
Camps Bay Location
Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa

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  1. 17/12/2017 / 7:40 PM

    Cape Town looks really beautiful. I would for sure love to visit. Great post!

  2. emilynncaulfield
    14/12/2017 / 7:31 PM

    The restaurants sound SOO good. Can’t wait for sunbathing season, definitely marking this spot on places to go this summer! ♥ Lovely photos!

  3. urbansoulalchemy2013
    14/12/2017 / 3:38 PM

    This looks wonderful! I would love to travel to Cape Town. I’m also seriously in need of some beach time 😉

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