Camps Bay came out tops in the 2017 Property Fox Virtual Realty Report 2017 as the most hashtagged suburb in South Africa. To me this comes as no surprise though. I might be a bit biased as my blog is named after this hood that I have been living in my entire life.
When my parents moved here in 1987 the bought a plot high up near the mountain with spectacular views of the shimmering Atlantic. They built a home there and I had the best childhood growing up near the mountain and ocean. Fast forward to 31 years later and they are still living there never wanting to move away from this area even though it has changed from a small suburb to the place to be. They made us love it so much that my sister and her husband settled down and built a house of their own hear as well. When I turned 18 it was a natural step to move into an apartment in Camps Bay and now eventually a house.
Times might have changed and property prices might have soared in this area over the last couple of decades but it still has a magic about it. I can go on a hike or walk down to the beach right from my doorstep and its only 5 minutes from town although it feels totally removed.
The beaches are amazing
When you drive over the neck into Camps Bay and you see that iconic white strip of sand with the shimmering Atlantic by its side it really takes your breath away. I have been going to the beach here in Camps Bay my whole life and even though the water might be cold it still has the best views and a great vibe. Tourists and locals alike love relaxing on the beach and then stepping across the road to some of the coolest bars and restaurants in Cape Town.
The Camps Bay strip is a tourists dream
The hottest bars and restaurants can be found on the Camps Bay strip. You can enjoy cocktails with a sunset view or a vibey dinner with friends. Its the place to be so obviously you want to share it with everyone! My new favorite sundowner spot is a rooftop bar called Chinchilla that has great decor and even better food and drinks. While you sip your mojito you can watch the world go back and the sun sink back into the Atlantic ocean.
We have so many hikes on our doorstep
If you are more into nature than bars then Camps Bay has plenty of those. We can actually walk out our door and straight up Lions Head. You can also enter the hiking trials from a few points close to the pipe track. I have been hiking this area since I was small and it really never gets old.
The views are incredible
Camps Bay has all the views. From Lions Head to the Twelve apostles and everything in between. Maidens cove has long been a popular spot for busses full of tourists wanting to get their photo taken with the dramatic Twelve Apostles as the backdrop. I am pretty sure this view makes up quite a bit of the hashtags for Camps Bay.
Its close to everything
It’s a quick drive to a lot of great places from Camps Bay. You can head to Hout bay on the scenic coastal road or take a quick drive to Clifton or Sea Point. It will take you about 5 minutes to get to Kloof street and the V&A waterfront is 15 minutes away. It is close to schools and shops but it still feels like you are on holiday all year round!
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