Welcome To Camps Bay
Originally named Baai von Kamptz, after Friedrich von Kamptz, a Dutch sailor who arrived in the Cape in 1778 and married the widow Anna Wernich whose Farm; 'Ravensteyn', adjoined the Bay. Camps Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, and Cape Town's premier beach destination with a blue flag status.
This world-class Bay-like suburb is also well-known for its palm tree-lined promenade and attracts a number of international and local celebrities. If you are looking for a destination with magnificent white sand beaches, stylish cocktail bars, and amazing views of the ocean, Camps Bay in Cape Town is definitely a place worth visiting. There are quiet beaches surroundings Camps Bay such as Clifton 1, 2,3, and 4. Don't miss a stop at Maiden's Cove for photo opportunities. The Atlantic Benguela current makes the water of this magnificent beach a bit cold.
Where To Go?
There are plenty of choices to hang out with when you are in Camps Bay, these include but not limited to places like Cafe Caprice, the Grand Cafe, Zenzero Restaurant, Paranga, and the Bungalows just to mention a few places. The Marly hotel alongside the Bay hotel offers world-class accomodation. Most villas in Camps Bay and surrounding areas are rental properties for holidaymakers. Luxury 12 Apostles hotel is located a few kilometers away from camps Bay.
When To Go?
The best time to visit Camps is from September to April. Winters months of May to August are characterized by cold weather and a lot of rain as well as storms. Mid-December to Mid January the place becomes very very busy. From the 24th of December to the 7th of January, the traffic can be very very busy and the beaches are flock out by a great number of beachgoers.
Best Time to Go: Best: Good:
- Top beach destination of Cape Town
- Top Restaurants & Bars
- World-class accommodation
- Maiden's Cove
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