Destinations & Attractions in Atlantic Seaboard, in Cape Town

Atlantic Seaboard Destinations & Attractions

Cape Town, also known as the Mother City, is one of the exquisite jewels of South Africa. It boasts some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable, and those that have experienced its beauty are won over for life. The Atlantic Seaboard showcases some of the most stunning coastline in the country, stretching from the world-famous V&A Waterfront to Hout Bay, encompassing incredible places like Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno. It is then not surprising that a lot of the most sought after Cape Town accommodation options are located in the Atlantic Seaboard.

The drive along Victoria Road and Chapman’s Peak allows visitors to experience the full beauty of this famous route, showcasing many of the fabulous homes that continue to inspire envy in the hearts of most. The sparkle of the Atlantic Ocean as it meets the high African skies is beyond description, while Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostle mountains loom overhead in a magnificent display of nature’s power and scale.

Green Point and Sea Point are just off the City Bowl, making them extremely accessible and central. The streets are lined with boutique pavement cafés serving awesome coffees and fresh pastries straight from the oven. Salons, shops and restaurants are abundant, and make for plenty to see and do.

Kommetjie is a small seaside village that is historical, but primarily known for its natural beauty. It is popular amongst surfers, as well as among those that love spending time outdoors. Fishing and crayfishing are extremely popular here. Visitors should also see the Slangkop Lighthouse and the many shipwrecks along the coast.

Some of the best beaches in Cape Town are situated along the Atlantic Seaboard and include Llandudno. This is essentially a small beach, surrounded by mansions perched on the surrounding mountain faces. The drive to get here is stunning in itself. The Clifton beaches are also magnificent and are known for being the “chill spot” for the rich and beautiful. Camps Bay beach is another popular stretch of the Western Cape coastline. The white sands are flanked by tropical palm trees and the clear blue of the Atlantic Ocean, while the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head cast their watchful eye over bathers.

The arty hub of Scarborough is quiet and small, with a bohemian vibe of its very own. Hout Bay is a charming little town that is considered independent by most of its loyal inhabitants, and is known for its stunning harbour and harbour-side shopping.

Cape Point is a popular attraction in Cape Town, acclaimed for its nature reserve and its spectacular views, which are best enjoyed from the dizzying cliffs that overlook the oceans below.

Of course, there is plenty of accommodation along the Atlantic Seaboard to cater to the many national and international tourists and visitors that frequent this area. Browse through our collection of Cape Town accommodation options to find the perfect place to stay for your holiday in the Cape.

Bakoven

With a stunning, wind sheltered beach ideal for sundowners, Bakoven is the unseen treasure just moments away from the hustle and bustle of Camps Bay. Only minutes away from the city, Bakoven offers a private and secluded ...

Bantry Bay

Bantry Bay is considered a special spot along the Atlantic Seaboard. With little wind and amazing sunsets, this is the ideal starting point from which to explore Cape Town. Table Mountain and the cable way are close and easily ...

Camps Bay

Camps Bay is a vibrant and trendy culture filled spot along the ocean. With a beautiful flat bed of sand and gorgeous sunsets, Camps Bay remains the popular meeting point for the fashionistas, food lovers and cosmopolitan ...

Cape Point

Situated right at the tip of Africa, Cape Point is one of South Africa’s most renown tourist sites which boasts beautiful views and is home to the famous lighthouse on Cape Point Peak. Within Table Mountain National Park, ...

Clifton

Clifton beach boasts a proud number of people with perfect tans and sculpted bodies and is known for its clear water and white sanded beaches. A young and vibrant part of Cape Town, filled with hip and trendy restaurants and bars ...

Fresnaye

Fresnaye is a popular area along the Atlantic Seaboard as a result of its perfect positioning, magnificent views and stylish residential area. Completely sheltered from the wind, Fresnaye sits between Sea Point and Bantry Bay ...

Granger Bay

Granger Bay is conveniently located just a short walk from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the town centre. Set overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the views of Robben Island and Table Bay are spectacular, making it a sought ...

Green Point

Green Point is a buzzing attraction, colourful with hip and trendy restaurants and popular centres such as the Cape Quarter (a walk through the culture of Cape Town). Green Point awakens at night for those looking for a night of ...

Hout Bay

Previously a fishing village, Hout Bay maintains its characteristic village atmosphere among its newer and more modern development. With beautiful sandy beaches to walk along and great local eateries in and around the Harbour, ...

Kommetjie

Kommetjie is regarded as a little village along the seashore and although 35km out of the city centre, captonians from all over Cape Town travel in and out for the pure reward this little town has to offer. With magnificent ...

Llandudno

Llandudno is a much sought after location with its breathtaking views and magnificent properties. Although a private residential area Llundadno beach is open to the public, and is well known for its crystal clear waters and white ...

Misty Cliffs

Misty Cliffs is a little village that lies on the mountain and on the beach, divided only by Main Road, between Kommetjie and Scarborough, roughly an hour from Cape Town. Misty Cliffs has acquired its name for its, rather ...

Mouille Point

Most famous for it’s light house (Green Point Lighthouse) and fantastic rock pools, Mouille Point overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island and Lion’s Head. Consisting mainly of apartments, it is situated between Granger Bay ...

Noordhoek

Situated at the southern end of Chapman’s Peak Drive, Noordhoek beach stretches for 8km and meets up with Long Beach (Kommetjie). Of all the places in Cape Town, Noordhoek, a quaint town, is one of the few in which you’ll still ...

Oudekraal

Ouderkraal is a small bay that very few people know about. Part of the Table Mountain National Park, this hidden treasure offers coves and beaches between giant boulders and even has its own seal colony. Ouderkraal is considered ...

Scarborough

Although fairly close to the city, visiting Scarborough feels as though you’re far away from any of the hustle and bustle. Surfing and body boarding are popular activities within the beaches of Scarborough and has been recognized ...

Sea Point

Between Mouille Point, Green Point and Bantry Bay is the lively suburb of Sea Point. Full of atmosphere and buzzing with energy, Sea Point is the cosmopolitan part of Cape Town and boasts an amazing and contagious energy with a ...

Three Anchor Bay

Three Anchor Bay is only ten minutes out of the city centre and usually forgotten, due to the very popular attention that both Green Point and Sea Point attract, regardless that this suburb is situated right at the point in which ...

V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s most popular tourist attractions and is set in the heart of Cape Town’s harbour. Situated in the middle of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, speciality shops, craft ...
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