Atlantic & Camps Bay

Head to the Atlantic coast for big skies, big seas and glorious sunsets with palm trees swaying against white sandy beaches.


The Trendy Atlantic Ocean ‘villages’ of Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point bring out the Mediterranean aspect of Cape Town. Yet with echoes of the gleaming millionaire pads of California or The Hamptons too.

Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, dramatic crimson sunsets. Palm trees swaying against white sandy beaches and alfresco pavement dining. This is summer holiday heaven and yet you’re only 10 to 15 minutes drive from the city centre of Cape Town.

Exact Location of Hotels Differ

Our selection of Atlantic hotels includes Bantry Bay options, such as Clarendon Bantry Bay and the majestic Ellerman House & Villas. These are closer to the city with glorious ocean views. But they are NOT easy walking distance to beaches.

Most Camps Bay hotels such as The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay Retreat and the Sea Five Boutique Hotel are all either on the sea front or very easy walking distance. But, other options lie perched high on the mountainside with glorious ocean views. The luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel lies 5 minutes drive from Camps Bay in its own nature reserve. And so is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all.

Further along the coast is the ultra-romantic Tintswalo Atlantic just below Chapmans Peak and Last Word Long Beach on the Cape Peninsula. (This is shown under the Cape Peninsula pages)


Why you may love it

  • Mediterranean Beach Ambience, yet within a city
  • Beachside restaurants and bars
  • Yet within an easy 20 min drive of the city centre

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Review of Clarendon Fresnaye

What a delight to stay here! Clarendon Fresnaye is the more family-friendly of the two Clarendon hotels. They have 11 rooms and 5 family suites (each with two bedrooms) rangeing across two buildings, both set in established gardens with two swimming pools.

I loved my Premium room which was well-appointed, spacious and with a lovely balcony with an expansive mountain, city and partial sea view. The bathroom was compact but stylished kitted out in marble.

The team at Clarendon Fresnaye were super-friendly and helpful and very professional. And the breakfast was extensive and delicious. They also offer both a light lunch and dinner menu if you dont feel like going out to dinner. (As it is very pleasant to relax at the hotel.)

(Kosher - note that they can also provide a Kosher breakfast and other meals. Or order in from a nearby Kosher restaurant.)

Cedarberg : Kate Bergh
Did you know
  • NameNamed after a sailor Fredrick Ernst von Kamptz
  • AtlanticRoad was build in 1884 between Sea Point and Camps Bay

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