Sandy Bay

Sea Point to Hout Bay

This particularly beautiful stretch of sandy beach is roughly a 15-minute walk to the south from the Sunset Rocks parking area at Llandudno. As Cape Town's unofficial nudist beach – though there's no pressure to take your clothes off – and is popular with the gay community as a cruising spot. The beach is also of interest to nature lovers, with incredible rock formations and trails through shrubby fynbos (literally ‘fine bush’; primarily proteas, heaths and ericas) to explore. Access from Sunset Ave.

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1. Llandudno Beach

1.16 MILES

The exclusive enclave of Llandudno has a giant-boulder-flanked beach that’s a beauty. It’s a popular spot with families. There’s surfing here on the beach…

2. World of Birds

1.84 MILES

Barbets, weavers and flamingos are among the 3000 birds and small mammals – covering some 400 different species – at Africa's largest bird park. A real…

3. Hout Bay Harbour

1.96 MILES

Partly given over to tourism with complexes such as Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay’s harbour still functions and the southern side is a fishing port and…

4. Leopard Statue

2.43 MILES

This bronze leopard statue on a rock has been sitting since 1963 on the approach to Chapman's Peak Dr from Hout Bay, and is a reminder of the wildlife…

5. Oudekraal


There’s an attractive picnic and braai (barbecue) spot maintained by Table Mountain National Park on this clump of granite boulders jutting into the…

6. Beau Constantia

4.61 MILES

Perched high above the vineyards, Beau Constantia's strikingly contemporary tasting room has panoramic views. The viognier is worth tasting and there's a…

7. Klein Constantia

4.68 MILES

Part of Simon van der Stel's original Constantia estate, Klein Constantia is famous for its Vin de Constance, a sweet muscat wine. It was Napoleon’s…

8. Eagle’s Nest

4.81 MILES

Try the viognier or shiraz at this boutique winery nestling among the Constantia vineyards, and enjoy a deli cuts platter (R145) or artisan cheese board …