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Travel Guide of Camps Bay in South Africa by Influencers and Travelers


Camps Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, and the small bay on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula after which it is named. In summer it attracts many South African and foreign visitors.


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The Best Things to Do and Visit around Camps Bay


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1 - Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.

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2 - Lion's Head

Lion's Head is a mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Lion's Head peaks at 669 metres above sea level.

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3 - Scooter in Cape Town

Jump on a Monster Downhill Scooter and freewheel from Table Mountain into the City Below! Scootours offer a unique way to experience Cape Town's Table Mountain and it's breathtaking views in a fun and active way. First, a fun 4x4 ride to ...

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4 - Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is a cable car transportation system offering visitors a five-minute ride to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

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5 - Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on 29 May 1998, for the purpose of protecting the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, and in particular the rare fynbos vegetation.

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6 - Rock climbing in Cape Town

Go on a half day or full day rock climbing trip in the best spots of Cape Town (Silvermine, Table Mountain, Lions Head) with NQF certified Adventure Guides! The Western Cape hosts some of the best rock climbing in the world and Cape Town has everythi...

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7 - Signal Hill

Signal Hill, or Lion's Rump, is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. The hill was also known as "The Lion's Flank", a term now obsolete. Together with Lion's Head, Signal Hill looks like a lion sphinx.

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8 - Devil's Peak

Devil's Peak is part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa. When looking at Table Mountain from the city centre, or when looking at the standard picture postcard view of the mountain, the skyline is from left to right: the spire of Devil's Peak, the flat mesa of Table Mountain, the dome of Lion's Head and Signal Hill.

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9 - Abseiling in Cape Town

Go on a half day or full day abseiling trip in the best spots of Cape Town (Silvermine, Table Mountain, Lions Head) with NQF certified Adventure Guides! Cape Town is scattered with awe-inspiring hills and mountain tops littered with bullet hard and e...

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10 - Cape Town

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and also the legislative capital of South Africa.

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11 - Sea Point

Sea Point is one of Cape Town's most affluent and densely populated suburbs, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town's Central Business District.

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12 - Paragliding in Hermanus

South Africa offers amazing landscapes, now imagine experiencing them with a bird's-eye view. Paragliding in Hermanus near Cape Town is something you must experience! Hermanus is located 130 km. from Cape Town and is considered the best land-based wh...

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13 - Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

   6 km away

Kirstenbosch is an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of ten National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes and administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute.

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14 - Two Oceans Aquarium

   6 km away

The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium was opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises several exhibition galleries with large viewing windows: The aquarium is named for its location, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet.

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15 - Safari in Cape Town

The Cape to Addo Park Safari is a unique, safe and affordable way to experience the thrill of game driving in an authentic BIG 5 National Game Park, while touring the coastal regions of both the Western and Eastern Cape. On this tour you'll visit Ro...

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16 - Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

   6 km away

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The museum opened on September 22, 2017.

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17 - Cecilia, Table Mountain

   6 km away

Cecilia is a section of the Table Mountain National Park on the lower eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, located just to the south of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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18 - Green Point Park

   6 km away

The Cape Town Stadium is an association football and rugby union stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, that was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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19 - Newlands Forest

   6 km away

Newlands Forest is a conservancy area on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, beside the suburb of Newlands, Cape Town. It is owned and maintained by the Table Mountain National Parks Board, along with the City Parks Department of Cape Town, and includes a Fire Station, Nursery and Reservoir.

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20 - Hout Bay

   8 km away

Hout Bay is a seaside suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, twenty kilometres south of the Central Business District.

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21 - Rondebosch

   9 km away

Rondebosch is one of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. It is primarily a residential suburb, with shopping and business districts as well as the main campus of the University of Cape Town.

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22 - Constantia

   10 km away

Constantia is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, situated about 15 kilometres south of the centre of Cape Town. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious suburbs in South Africa.

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23 - Chapman's Peak

   15 km away

Chapman's Peak is a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in Cape Town, South Africa.

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24 - Robben Island

   16 km away

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, north of Cape Town, South Africa. It takes its name from the Dutch word for seals, hence the Dutch/Afrikaans name Robbeneiland, which translates to Seal Island.

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25 - Blouberg Sands

   17 km away

Tableview or Table View is a west coast suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, named after its view of Table Mountain. It has expanded rapidly since the 1970s and has extensions such as Flamingo Vlei, Sunridge, West Riding, Parklands and Killarney.

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Learn More about Camps Bay

Camps Bay is a suburb located in Cape Town, South Africa. Dominated by the "12 Apostles" mountain range, Camps Bay is an affluent suburb with palm-fringed white sand beaches. Its nightlife attracts numerous South African and foreign tourists. Camps Bay is one of the most exclusive areas on the outskirts of Cape Town. In the heart of Camps Bay lies Camps Bay Beach, a magical stretch of pure white sand, surrounded by the ocean on one side and the Twelves Apostles Mountains on the other. Come for a picnic or a swim, or stroll along the palm-filled boulevard with its trendy cafés, restaurants and stores. If you decide to swim, respect the areas designated by the lifeguards, and be careful because the water is known to be very cold, you have been warned! In the summer, Camps Bay Beach can be crowded. If you're looking for some peace and quiet, consider driving 10 minutes south along the scenic Victoria Road to Oudekraal Beach. Nestled at the southern end of Camps Bay is a large tidal pool. It's also a great place to cool off if swimming in the waves is too icy. To walk around Camps Bay, we recommend Pipe Track, a very popular mountain trail that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, especially when the sun goes down, it reflects in the water and gives a magical dimension to the place. This walk extends over 3.7 miles (6 km). Enjoy the nightlife in Camps Bay, go to one of the many seafood restaurants that have an excellent reputation, or go for a cocktail in its beach bars, you can even go to the Theatre on the Bay which hosts many shows, from musicals and plays to comedy and cabaret. Camps Bay is a popular destination for celebrities and people looking for paradise, you can enjoy its beaches and its many stores and restaurants, an ideal place to relax.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Camps Bay

How do I get around Camps Bay?

Public transport is not very developed in Camps Bay, to get around we recommend renting a car or taking a cab or an Uber, which will be much more convenient in Cape Town.

Camps Bay is a pretty safe area, however, be careful after dark, try to take roads that are crowded, like any other place in the world!













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