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Places of interest and things to do in Clifton

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Places of interest and things to do in Clifton

1 Beaches 

The four coves which make up this part of the Atlantic seaboard are among the best in the world. Each is generally recognised for different suitability, from 1st Beach, which is the least crowded and frequented by locals, to 4th Beach with its Blue Flag status, which is usually packed with trendy people but is also frequented by family groups. Yachts anchored in the calm waters are a familiar sight. Sheltered from the worst of the summer south-easterlies, the water tends to be slightly warmer than other beaches along this coastline, top right. 

2 Wining and dining

The Bungalow is a super trendy place to spend afternoons which lengthen with the shadows into sundowners, followed by nights filled with music, fine food, and cocktails. Telephone 021 438 2018 

The freedom of being so close to the ocean and the beach, across the road from me, defies
description. It may be noisy at times, but an awesome energy prevails in this place. In my
view, this strip – Bakoven to the V&A Waterfront – remains the most valuable, special and precious piece of real estate, not only in South Africa, but in the entire developed world. The
energy is wonderful. It is a happy space. Believe me, I speak from experience, having travelled and lived in some special places in this country and the world.
– Resident Philip Pieterse
Picture: Tracey Adams

3 Hiking 

The 12 Apostles, centre left, extends behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain, offering about 25 hiking routes. Lion’s Head is also extremely popular, especially on full moon nights. 

4 Nearby Camps Bay’s Victoria Road offers restaurants, shopping and watering holes and the V&A Waterfront has more of the same.

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