Clifton No 3
Camps Bay Beach
With soft white sand, and the spectacular Twelve Apostles of Table Mountain as a backdrop, Camps Bay is one of the city’s most popular...
It was the Dutch who coined the term Lion’s Head (Leeuwen Kop) for the giant nipple-like outcrop that overlooks Sea Point and Camps Bay....
This restaurant and lounge bar, with a Euro-chic vibe, is a great place for beers, cocktails or a boozy meal after which you can crash...
Overlooking Camps Bay, this 18th-century heritage-listed building, in wooded grounds, is perfect for the elegant restaurant it now...
Clifton Beaches information
Giant granite boulders split the four linked beaches at Clifton, accessible by steps from Victoria Rd. Almost always sheltered from the wind, these beaches are top sunbathing spots. No 3 is the gay beach, though plenty of straights frequent it, too, and No 4 is popular with families. Vendors hawk drinks and ice creams along the beach, and at No 3 there’s usually a massage tent set up. Before hopping in the sea, remember the water comes straight from the Antarctic and swimming here is exhilarating (ie freezing).