Places of interest and things to do in Camps Bay
This is the most obvious attraction in Camps Bay, along with smaller coves flanking it. Glen Beach is a popular surf spot, while nearby Bikini Beach is a favourite with locals.
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You’re spoiled for choice along the sunset strip, but we recommend Mantra Cafe, centre left, a chic, sophisticated restaurant and bar concept by the owners and founders of the Melissa’s brand, Mark and Melissa van Hoogstraten. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and a full bar. There are several great winter specials to enjoy. 021 437 0206.
While there are many smaller guest houses, tucked away boutique hotels and Airbnb apartments for visitors, The Bay Hotel, bottom left, on the beachfront offers superior accommodation as well as attractions available to the general public. These include the spa, restaurants and the Sandy B private beach club (closed for winter). 021 430 4444.
The back of Table Mountain, also known for the range named the Twelve Apostles, has several hiking trails. The Pipe Track is relatively easy as it winds its way along a contour path through an indigenous forest, across a small stream to a beautiful cave lookout. Walking to the top of Lion’s Head is another way to get a great overview of Camps Bay. Full moon sees hundreds gathering there.