On a recent visit, we stayed at this wonderful B&B in the heart of Camps Bay called 'At the Fairway' - a gorgeous location that gives a flavour of chic South Africa.
Set within a heartbeat away from the row of cafe's that line 'the strip' just by the beach this was the ideal base for us to explore Cape Town and it's surrounds. Catching the sunrise on Camps Bay beach was a highlight along with sun downers at one of the bars along the strip and wonderful dining options - a top pick was 'Cod Father' a great specialty seafood restaurant - just a short walk away from 'At the Fairway'
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Summer evenings in Camps Bay, Cape Town
Camps Bay is one of the more fashionable areas of Cape Town, it´s where you go to see and be seen and the Camps Bay Strip, the road that runs the length of the bay along the seafront, is packed with bars, clubs and restaurants spilling out onto the street. A great place to grab a few drinks with friends and watch the sunset after a day at the beach.
Nestled in a spectacular alcove of the coastal Table Mountain range lies Camps Bay. It's sun drenched buildings creep lazily up the mountainside before the cragged rock face rises further still.
The atmosphere on the bay's beach though is far less dramatic; between the mountains and the lively Atlantic, the white sand hosts Cape Town's most chilled out customers. Young families and big groups of 20 and 30 somethings settle down under (cheap to rent) umbrellas with picnics, wine and a lot to talk about.
The water is strong here, and a few minutes fighting the tides every hour will wear you out such that you won't be able to resist the ice cream sellers who languidly saunter through the tide.
An unmissable part of our trip to Camp's Bay was the drive down the hill. The view is spectacular, and the flower lined streets could not make for a more pleasant descent towards the sea.
I could have spent my whole trip in this chilled-out paradise - be sure to give it the time it deserves.