Camps Bay Holiday Guide


A world of luxury, style, adventure, comfort and convenience await you each day in Cape Town’s finest seaside town, Camps Bay. Soak up the pure beauty of the uniquely panoramic Camps Bay beach and watch as the waves meet the sand in Camps Bay.

Gaze out in Camps Bay, across the Atlantic seaboard, and picture a time 300 million earlier…when this Camps Bay coast joined with South America and Antarctica to form Gondwanaland.

Camps  Bay has long been a favourite destination for overseas visitors to Cape Town. Just behind Table Mountain, nestled beneath Lions Head and the majestic Twelve Apostles, and boasting a magnificent palm fringed sandy beach, Camps Bay is a real gem.

The cosmopolitan beachfront is vibrant throughout the year and people throng the pavement cafes and restaurants enjoying the ambience. All the attractions of Cape Town are close at hand; the V & A Waterfront, the Table Mountain cableway and the City centre, yet Camps Bay enjoys a special uniqueness.

The Location of Camps Bay

Only 15 minutes drive to the city center, 20 minutes from the V&A Waterfront, 30 minutes from the airport, 40 minutes from the Cape Winelands and 60 minutes from Cape Point.

The Camps Bay Vibe

Camps Bay is a suburb of Cape Town, with a village feel, offering a convenient location.

Intimate or lively, day and night, Camps Bay, Cape Town liberates its high spirits non-stop through its beautiful sunsets, people, and venues.

Didn’t make the Idols cut? Dizzy’s has a stage for you! Tuesday nights are Karaoke kingdom and an open mic policy means no judges. Show off your shower rehearsed love songs or jam out a rock song on your air guitar.

Camps Bay – Amenities

The main attraction of Camps Bay is undoubtedly the unsurpassed beauty of its lovely beaches.

Places to see in Camps Bay

  • Blues Restaurant
  • Champmans Peak Drive
  • Table Mountain National Park
  • Theater on The Bay


Camps Bay Activities

  • Water and adventure sports
  • Shark cage diving
  • Yachting
  • Hiking
  • Helicopter flips
  • Swimming and sunbathing
  • Shopping

Eating out in Camps Bay

Camps Bay boasts a fine selection of gourmet dining with many different restaurants to choose from.

From casual light meals to five star international cuisine, Camps Bay offers it all. You can be sure there is a restaurant to satisfy most tastes. Conveniently located on the beachfront, it is possible to walk from where you are staying, especially in summer when the sun only sets around 9 o’clock.

Expect to pay no more than R150 (£15) a head for a good meal with Cape wines at most of the restaurants.

Camps Bay restaurants :

  • Blues
  • Azure
  • Cafe del Mar
  • Cape Town Fish Market
  • The Cattle Baron
  • The Godfather
  • Paranga
  • The Tides Restaurant in the Bay Hotel


Guesthouses in Camps Bay

  • 7 Houghton Road Guesthouse
  • At Villa Marta Guesthouse
  • Camps bay living Guesthouse
  • Casa Blanca Guesthouse
  • Ocean View House Guesthouse
  • Palm Tree House Guesthouse
  • The Bay Retreat Guesthouse
  • The Grange Guesthouse
  • Vetho Villa Guesthouse