Things to do in Camps Bay, Cape Town

Camps Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, and Cape Town's premier beach destination found along the Atlantic Seaboard. The posh beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay have been awarded Blue Flag status, offering magnificent views of the Twelve Apostles, palm-lined beaches, white sand, and sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Discover Camps Bay

From Victoria road, we travel along the "Atlantic Seaboard" also known as "Cape Town's Riviera". You'll pass the glistening Atlantic Ocean on one side and see the magnificent slopes of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles on the other side. Luxury mansions are sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean offering the best views of the tide.

Where is Camps Bay in Cape Town? 

Camps Bay is a premier tourist destination in Cape Town, South Africa, and perfectly loccated on the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Twelve Apostles mountain range that lies adjacent to Table Mountain.

Conveniently located about a 15 minutes drive from the city center, 20 minutes from the V&A Waterfront, 30 minutes from Cape Town Airport, 40 minutes from the Cape Winelands and 60 minutes from Cape Point. 

History of Camps Bay

Camps Bay is an affluent suburb located just south of the city center, and has a long history as a recreational retreat for visitors to Cape Town.  Originally named Baai von Kamptz, after Dutch sailor Friedrich von Kamptz, who arrived in the Cape in 1778 and married the widow Anna Wernich whose Farm; 'Ravensteyn', adjoined the Bay. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, day-trippers came to Camps Bay to picnic, sunbathe, swim in the tidal pools, and of course, admire the breathtaking scenery.

Experience Camps Bay

Today, this world-class village-like suburb is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and its location between the azure Atlantic and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Its palm tree-lined promenade and stylish cocktail bars attract several international and local visitors. It's a popular hangout for celebrities and the ultra-stylish, complete with 5-star boutique hotels and gourmet beachfront restaurants known for their fresh seafood 

Popular Beaches 

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 spectacular photo opportunities or take a dip in the tidal pool. The Atlantic Benguela current makes the water of this magnificent beach a bit cold to take a long dip, but Camps Bay in Cape Town is a place worth visiting.




  • Pristine beach destination of Cape Town
  • Top Restaurants & Bars
  • Luxury 5-star accommodation
  • Maiden's Cove

Top Cape Town City Sightseeing Tours visiting Camps Bay

Cape Town City Sightseeing and Table Mountain Tour

Discover the many attractions Cape Town has to offer on this full-day Cape Town sightseeing tour. See the best and top highlights of Cape Town City such as Camps Bay beaches, the Bo-Kaap, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens,  historical Museums, Monuments, and the beautiful Table Mountain.

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