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Why you should visit Camps Bay | Where you should stay | What to enjoy

When visiting Cape Town, you might wonder where is the best place to stay.  Well, the options are endless and locals will definitely tell you to book anywhere from where you can view the spectacular African sunsets.  Like Blouberg, Sea Point, or Camps Bay.  In my opinion, Camps Bay is young and happening and the place to be.  Beautiful white sandy beaches with palm trees and awesome restaurants:  What more do you want…

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Looking at photos of the area in and around Camps Bay is actually showing more than enough reason why you should visit.  It is one of the most beautiful areas in Cape Town, South Africa.  But apart from absolutely stunning sunsets, fabulous restaurants and white soft sandy beaches, there are loads more…

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What to do in Camps Bay

..and near Camps Bay in the Cape Town area.

Apart from the fantastic beach and promenade where you can spend your days, the area around Camps Bay offers a lot of family adventures and more.

  • Table Mountain is just around the corner
  • Do the famous Chapmans Peak Drive and explore Hout Bay and Noordhoek
  • Between Campsbay and Hout Bay along the scenic road, you’ll find nice African Outdoor markets to buy souvenirs
  • If you’re traveling with the family, see our suggestions on a Fun Filled Family day in Cape Town
  • Take an early morning sunrise or sunset hike up Lion’s Head mountain
  • Book a hot air balloon ride in the winelands or do a wine tasting trip for the day in Paarl, Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.
  • Explore the best Selfie- Instagram Spots in the Western Cape.
  • Go paragliding
  • Catch a show at Theatre on the Bay
  • You can visit The Castle of Good Hope and many more historical sites and museums
  • The V&A Waterfront is near and you can spend a day there, including a visit to the Aquarium
  • Visit Iziko South African Museum situated in the Company’s gardens
  • Next to the museum is the Planetarium
  • Also near to the museum and planetarium is the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood where you can attend an authentic Malay cooking class.

In my opinion this is only the tip of a huge amount of things to do in the area.  Need more inspiration?  Then explore Cape Towns’ Best Summer Party Vibe Restaurants. I think evenings in Camps Bay are awesome.  After all you have the beautiful sunsets, and lively nightlife to enjoy.  But sometimes it is also just nice to stay in your hotel, apartment or holiday home and enjoy some ‘me-time’.

Oh and remember Cape Town is one of the best places in the world to be on New Year’s Eve.

Getting around

Booking a rental vehicle is the best option when visiting Cape Town.  Get a car with GPS and start exploring.  Cape Town is beautiful and you have so much more to explore when you have your own car.  Compare car rental prices and get the best.

The nearest airport, would be Cape Town International (CPT)

Uber services are available in Cape Town, but can get a bit expensive if you want to explore outside of the city.  

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Best accommodation options in Camps Bay

We are highlighting a few options you might want to explore, but (link here) offers a wide range.  You are welcome to click on any link below or the link to search for your perfect holiday stay:

The Bay Hotel is everybody’s favorite. 

Not only offering beautiful views and stunning location, but also excellent service. Featuring 4 outdoor pools and views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range as well as a spa.  A fabulous family friendly hotel.  But if you’re on a business trip this is the place to unwind and recharge after a long day at work.  Oh and did I mention they are pet friendly as well, so you don’t have to travel alone.

If it’s luxury accommodation with beautiful views, you are after, here are a few options for you.  

South Beach Boutique Hotel – Only 50 m from the beach and the promenade.

Situated right at the heart of Camps Bay near restaurants and the beach.  Enjoy summer walks on the promenade and the spectacular sunsets every night.  They also offer self-catering accommodation.

Blue Views Villas and Apartments offers exclusive service that will spoil you.

Each property includes a daily cleaning service between Monday and Saturday. Some of the services offered include laundry services and grocery shopping before arrival.  Just what you need.

How long should you stay

As Camps Bay is centrally located to Cape Town, it is easy to book here while in town for business.  So then your stay would depend on the time needed for your business.  However we do suggest staying a few days longer.  Even if you are on your own, at least book one extra night to enjoy a dinner at one of the excellent beachfront restaurants.  Or get your family to join you and make it a holiday or a weekend getaway.

More accommodation options


Free Accommodation is an exciting initiative that allows you the opportunity to stay for free at establishments across the country. How do you get Accommodation for FREE?

  • Look for Establishments that have the Free Accommodation Logo
  • Book your stay at one of these establishments
  • Complete the Review Form that you receive after your stay and cross your fingers that you’ve won!