Llandudno Holiday Guide


Llandudno, named after the Welsh town of the same name, lies in the shadow of the mountains.

An idyllic, hidden beach off the beaten tourist track, Llandudno is a great place to marvel at the unending beauty of Cape Town.

The Twelve Apostles stretch off to one side, whilst Little Lion’s Head and the Karbonkelberg Mountain sweep off in the other direction. The beautiful beach, renowned for its white sands, crisp blue waters and giant boulders is arguably one of the most photogenic in Cape Town.

The beach remains unspoiled and the countryside fynbos stretches off in both directions, largely untouched. A 20 minute walk from Sunset Rocks brings one to Sandy Bay, the famous nude beach, and a five minute drive takes you over the hill from Llandudno to the village of Hout Bay, where there are plenty of restaurants, shopping centres and other options for the whole family.

The Location of Llandudno

Only 18 km from the centre of Cape Town and approached by one of the most scenic drives, over Suikerbossie Hill from Hout Bay or in the other direction from Camps Bay, along Victoria Road, Llandudno lies nestled in a private and peaceful cove with one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches in the city.

The Llandudno Vibe

Llandudno might be an upmarket suburb with properties fetching well into the millions, but its residents regard it as something of a coastal town and the suburb has no street lights or shops of any kind. This is reinforced by the fact that Llandudno is accessed by only one road and there is minimal parking for visitors to the beach.

Llandudno – Amenities

The pristine Llandudno beach is the main focus of this town and most activities evolve around it.

Places to see in (or near) Llandudno

  • Sandy Bay nudist beach
  • World of Birds
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive

Llandudno Activities

  • Beach volley ball
  • Beach rugby
  • Sunbathing
  • Picnics
  • Surfing

Eating out in Llandudno

Llandudno offers no restaurants, bars or shops (which keeps the suburb private and exclusive). Just a short 5 minute drive takes you over the hill to the vibrant, lively community of Hout Bay. Hout Bay is a delightful fishing village with plenty of restaurants, upmarket shopping centres, endless tourist attractions and fun activities A bit further away (a 20 minute drive) you can visit the world-class wine estates of the Constantia Valley with their internationally acclaimed restaurants.

Guesthouses in Llandudno

Please use the links below to access more details on the featured guest houses, where indicated read the owners/ manager page for the inside story!!

  • Atlantic Splendour Guesthouse
  • Sea Gulls Guesthouse
  • Sunset Rocks Guesthouse