Atlantic Seaboard travel guide
Also known as Cape Town’s Riviera, the Atlantic Seaboard is a beautiful strip of coastline running from the V&A Waterfront to Llandudno.
Palm-tree lined beaches, a buzzing café society, winebars spilling out onto pavements and modern villas, modish apartments and elaborate mansions all contribute to the atmosphere that is young, trendy and all about fun – especially in summer. Pastel coloured scooters weave between the holiday traffic, music blares from pavement cafés and toned, tanned bodies adorn the beaches while luxury yachts at anchor in the bay complete the idyllic image of Cape Town’s own paradise.
Atlantic Seaboard Highlights
Beautiful beaches – Clifton’s 4 beaches (5 in low tide) including the ever popular Clifton 4th; Llandudno – popular for sunset picnics; Palm tree lined, trendy Camps Bay with ; Bantry Bay with a plaque commemorating a visit to the Cape by Charles Darwin and Sandy Bay for those who prefer to tan without tan lines (it’s an unofficial nudist beach) are all world renowned Cape Town beaches – among the prettiest in the world.
Entertainment – Boutique theatre ‘Theatre on the Bay’ in Camps Bay hosts top class productions year round. Plenty of clubs and bars in Sea Point. Cocktail and wine bars along the beach front in Camps Bay. Live music at La Med.
Shopping – great boutiques and stores in Sea Point and Camps Bay
Dining - More cafes, bistros and restaurants than you can eat out at in a year – from fast food to gourmet. Note that there are no restaurants in the Llandudno area.
Upmarket Suburbs – The Atlantic Seaboard boasts some of the most sought after real estate in the world. Wind free Fresnaye; upper Sea Point with sweeping views from Signal Hill’s slopes; elite Bantry Bay and Llandudno and the mansions of Camps Bay and Clifton vie for your attention as you drive along the coast.
Sport & Leisure – 2010 World Cup stadium at Green Point hosts football and rugby matches as well as live music concerts. Relax in the Green Point gardens. Play volley ball on Camps Bay beach. Jog along the sea front or stroll on the Sea Point promenade. If the ocean’s too cold, make use of the popular Sea Point public swimming pool.
Our Portfolio of Atlantic Seaboard Establishments
Summer is the ideal season for staying along the Atlantic Seaboard as so much of the best fun and entertainment is based on or along the sparkling beaches here, although there is plenty to see and do year round. However you really need to book your Atlantic Seaboard accommodation well in advance as this region gets completely packed not only in Peak and High Season but in Spring and Autumn too.
Portfolio Collection boasts over 30 individually assessed Atlantic Seaboard accommodation establishments. Whether you need a Camps Bay villa, a self catering apartment for two in Clifton, a Boutique Hotel or a B&B or Guest House along this Cape Town’s most popular holiday destination we have the perfect place for you.