If Gatsby was South African, I'm certain his summer home would have been located in the hillside of Camps Bay. This small, affluent suburb is just a short distance from Cape Town and can easily be explored in half a day. Table Mountain's Twelve Apostles make for a dramatic backdrop as you drive into the area. Opposite the main road's restaurants, hotels, and boutiques you'll find the Atlantic beachfront. The summer attracts a plethora of sunbathers, but no matter the season, it's a great place to watch the sunset.
By night, Camps Bay has a reputation as a place to see and be seen. It's not uncommon to hear whispers of celebrity sightings along the lines of A-listers like DiCaprio and Sting. With property prices that will make your jaw drop, it's clear this area is a playground for both the local and international elite.
Camps Bay can be reached by car, taxi or MyCiti Bus from Cape Town's CBD. Dining options vary, but don't think just because you're in a high-end suburb you have to break the bank. One of my favorite restaurants, Primis, offers great Italian fare at a reasonable price.
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Cape Town Beaches are amazing
If you have been traveling all over South Africa and if you are looking for a place where you can sit and chill out, this Cape Town beach is perfect. The sand is amazing and the view is spectacular. The area is very nice. It is a great place to hang out for a day or two or even the weekend.
Stayed at the waterfront and it's 5.3 miles 8.4km for an awesome run. after that take a dip in the ocean and grab some local craft beer. It's a place to chill and hit local places at camps bay. Cool place to hang out... NOT far from water front at all. The M6 road takes you all around the cape. This leads you to Camps Bay and some awesome beaches... keep driving on M6 and you WILL not be disappointed. Pull over where you can take a dip and then hit your next beach.