Town, South Africa, City of Beauty and History by Anne Sewell
I can just imagine the thoughts
of Portuguese explorer Bartholemew Diaz, when he first discovered
the Cape in 1488. Coming in from the sea to this glorious and mountainous
landscape must have been truly wondrous! Cape Town has come
a very long way from its initial stages as home to the nomadic Khoi people
and later to the Dutch settlers of Jan van Riebeek of the Dutch East India
Company. Now a truly international city of sprawling proportions,
all the cliches that have been applied to Cape Town are completely true
- the Mother City, The Most Beautiful City in the World.... all with
that stunning and beautiful backdrop - the amazing Table Mountain....read
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on the Atlantic Seaboard, between Sea Point and the towns of Clifton and
Camps Bay - a short drive from the city centre and with beaches, shops
and restaurants close by. Surrounded by scenery - mountains, sea
views. Bantry Bay overlooks Clifton, in the heart of the most exclusive
residential stretch on Cape Town's Atlantic coastline. Bantry Bay is also
centrally located for easy access to entertainment venues, world-class
shopping centres and restaurants. The area looks out onto the Atlantic
Ocean and Robben Island and with a near-perfect climate and sheltered in
the lee of Signal Hill.
map of Bantry Bay
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de Wet, Boutique Hotel/B&B, BANTRY BAY
de Wet is a spectacular lodge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town’s
most exclusive neighborhood of Bantry Bay. The lodge sits perched on the
slopes of Signal Hill tucked in right under the massive outcrop of Lion’s
Head. Lion’s Head is probably the most important factor contributing to
the exclusive character of Bantry Bay. The gigantic rock structure casts
a protective shield over the entire bay and provides complete shelter from
the infamous South Easter winds that often ravage through the Cape during
summer. Because of this, Bantry Bay and a slice of neighboring Clifton
are the only wind free areas in Cape Town. This blessing from nature, combined
with the extraordinary setting on the steep sloping hillside, allowing
for the most spectacular views over the Ocean, has been the cornerstone
for the success of the neighborhood.
Bay Luxury Suites, BANTRY BAY
Bantry Bay Luxury Suites is an exquisite blend of sea, the mountain and
the city of Cape Town. 5 Star luxury in the heart of Cape Town’s Platinum
Mile, for the pleasure-seeking tourist and the business executive.
There are unspoilt mountain trails and exquisite coastal walks along many
beaches. You can hang glide, scuba dive and wind surf locally. Bring your
clubs for our world-class golf courses or exercise at a health club. Take
a trip from Cape Town to Robben Island or visit one of the many museums.
Markets, shopping centres, theatres, cinemas and a vibrant night-life will
keep you well entertained. Cosmopolitan Cape Town offers a variety
of delectable cuisines from some of South Africa's finest restaurants,
some of which are just a short stroll away.
House - Boutique Hotel, BANTRY BAY
superb luxury 'home from home' boutique hotel is the quintessential location
for discerning guests accustomed to the finer pleasures of life. The true
splendour of Ellerman House rests in faithful preservation of its historical
architecture, combined with discreet hospitality and efficient service
reflecting the ambience experienced only in the comfort and familiarity
of home. Unsurpassed, sweeping views from Bantry Bay across the Atlantic
Ocean to Robben Island are a privileged pleasure from the private balconies
and the unrivalled lawned terraces surrounding the large, heated swimming
on Kloof, Boutique Hotel, BANTRY BAY
exclusive oasis of tranquility amidst bustling city life graced by a magnificent
ocean view falling softly on the eye, contrasted by Lion's Head.
Stylish and innovative rooms with air conditioning, bar fridges plus all
expected comforts and more set the trend for an unforgettable stay. Guests
can retreat to the sun deck or enjoy a leisurely swim in our heated indoor
pool with a fully equipped gymnasium. Decadent Breakfast to savour
al fresco on the patio, overlooking the Atlantic Bay. Within walking
distance to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, shops and fine dining restaurants.
Close to all major bus routes. Minutes to the city, V&A Waterfront
and Table Mountain. Parking available.
Hotel President BANTRY BAY
atmosphere is relaxed, yet professional. The accommodation is luxurious,
yet extremely affordable. It's a resort in the city. It's the Protea Hotel
President. For business or leisure, there's no better choice of venue.
Exclusively spacious rooms and suites overlook the Atlantic Ocean or Lion's
Head, offering facilities one would expect of a world-class hotel.
Enjoy a cocktail in the Senate Bar or a sundowner on the Terrace. Then,
let the Islands Restaurant tantalise your taste buds with sumptuous cuisine.
At the Protea Hotel President, your comfort is our pleasure. When
you're not visiting famous Clifton Beach, the Cape Town CBD or the sensational
V&A Waterfront nearby, you can relax next to the hotel's large swimming
pool or step into the hairdressing salon, or curio shop conveniently located
on the premises.
Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. In the African
summer it is a hotbed of European tourists as well as local South Africans
down for a beach holiday. It hosts beach volleyball tournaments as well
as a refreshing nightlife. Camps Bay is named after an invalid sailor,
Ernst Friedrich von Kamptz, who settled there in 1778.
back of Table Mountain, the Table Mountain cableway and the Twelve Apostles
Mountain Range form a backdrop to the Camps Bay family beach.
map of Camps Bay
surf is strong here and there is no resident lifeguard, but a rescue helicopter
grass verge flanked by the Camps Bay tidal pool offers shady, wind-free
barbecue spots. Trendy Shops, restaurants, a hotel, chemist, banks and
police station are close to the beach.
best time of the year to visit Camps Bay as a tourist is November through
March, allthough it can be a bit windy during November and December. The
plethora of restaurants with the beach just across the road gives you many
things to do in Camps Bay, and being just over the hill (about 10 minutes
drive) from central Cape Town, it's the perfect location for your summer
away from home.
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Bay Resort, Hotel/Apartments, CAMPS BAY
a stay at Camps Bay Resort in Cape Town, you'll be minutes from Camps Bay
Beach. This apartment is within close proximity of Cape Town Medi Clinic
and a short drive from Sea Point Swimming Pool and Table Mountain. Within
walking distance from an abundance of day and night activities, café's,
sundowner spots, cocktail venues, fantastic restaurants and places to be
seen, staying at Camps Bay Resort is both fun and convenient. Recreational
amenities include a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities
include wireless Internet access (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and
complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility. Breakfast is available
for a fee. Accommodation ranges from rooms and studios right through to
3 bedroom apartments.
View House, Bakoven, CAMPS BAY
yourself in the gentle sounds of nature and the fragance of exotic plants,
the wind that creeks its way between Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles
and the awesome breakers of the wild Atlantic. This is what awaits you
when you arrive at this unique and luxurious retreat in Camps Bay. 12 Luxury
en-suite rooms designer built to the highest German standards. Set in a
magnificent garden of milkwood trees, sea facing views with the sound of
waves in the background.
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, CAMPS BAY
luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa lies where earth, sea, and sky
meet, poised above Atlantic rollers and flanked by the majestic Table Mountain
and her Twelve Apostles mountain range in glorious Cape Town, South Africa.
This intimate five star Cape Town hotel fully lives up to its stunning
location, with exceptional standards of service and relaxed Cape hospitality
providing the perfect counterpoint to its dramatic backdrop.
Deluxe guest rooms and spacious suites, two breathtaking pool gardens magically
perched above the ocean, the glorious Azure Restaurant accompanying exquisite
cuisine, wonderful friendly service with endlessly seductive sea views.
All barely ten minutes from the bustling heart of Cape Town, with nearby
attractions including prime diving spots, nature trails, and seals, dolphins,
whales and penguins.
Bay Hotel (Village & Life), CAMPS BAY
at the foot of Table Mountain between the majestic Twelve Apostles range
and the pure white sands of Camps Bay beach. Its location in this idyllic
setting, just ten minutes from Cape Town, affords guests a unique stay
and the pick of the Mother City's most scenic attractions. Along with breathtaking
views The Bay Hotel also offers extraordinary comfort and efficient service.
Successfully combining five star, sophisticated elegance with a discreet
informality that makes guests feel right at home. Camps Bay
is a natural paradise that is worlds apart from most holiday destinations.
Its temperate climate, beautiful surroundings, cosmopolitan street cafés
and vibrant nightlife attracts filmstars and business celebrities from
all over the world. And it's easy to see why...
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