Atlantic Seaboard Cape Town

Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard: Discover Africa’s Holidaying Hotspot

A playground for the rich and famous, the Atlantic Seaboard is the most beautiful and popular area in Cape Town. Not only is it close to the city centre but it is also the top destination for blue-flag beaches, gorgeous views and stunning properties.

Trendy and vibrant, the Atlantic Seaboard begins in the north at the V&A Waterfront. It then extends along the scenic seafront, along with the rocky vista of Sea Point and onto Bantry Bay and Clifton. From here the road winds through Camps Bay and out of the city towards breathtaking Llandudno.

For any visitor to Cape Town – the Atlantic Seaboard is a must. Whether you are coming for a few days, a week or more – this is top of the list. It is Cape Town at its best. For tourists, first prize is securing first-class Atlantic Seaboard accommodation with stirring sea and sunset view views.

Your Cape Town holiday – for you

No two visitors to Cape Town are alike. While there are some things that travellers have in common, each and every tourist is unique. Some visitors like privacy while others prefer to be close to the action. For one family the idea of a stylish villa may sound perfect while another might like the sound of a rustic beach cottage. Whatever your dream vacation is, we can make it happen.

Contact us or have a look at our extensive accommodation portfolio of holiday rentals in Cape Town which include and offer:

  • Stylish self-catering accommodation
  • Elegant holiday rentals
  • Upmarket areas with serviced apartments and villas
  • Privacy and high-end security
  • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis, balconies and terraces
  • Luxurious villas with world-class views
  • Fabulous sea views and beach proximity
  • Concierge services, daily housekeeping, private chefs
  • Includes air-conditioning, Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite TV
Chapmans Peak Cape Town
Chapmans Peak, Cape Town

One of the most frequently asked questions we get at Cape Town Villas is what is the best area to stay in is when coming to Cape Town. Not an easy one to answer! Our top picks on the Atlantic Seaboard are:

Camps Bay

One of Cape Town’s top destinations, this upmarket area lies against the back of Table Mountain with elegant and modern villas on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles. A great beach with palm trees and a wonderful beachfront strip with cafés and bars ensure that Camps Bay is a repeat destination for models, films stars and other celebrities.


Exclusive and international, Clifton boasts four magnificent beaches. Soft, white sand and fabulous sunsets make this a preferred destination for many. Luxurious apartments built into the cliffs and face the ocean for some of the most superb views in the city.

Bantry Bay

More secluded and private, Bantry Bay offers exclusivity and sophistication in a chic beach enclave. Close to the ocean and some pretty unbeatable scenery, this area has high-end apartments for more discerning visitors.

Sea Point

Close to the city, Sea Point faces the ocean. A lovely promenade with a paved walkway extends for almost 9km with views of Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. Cosmopolitan and vibey, there is plenty to do and see.


Situated about 30 minutes from the city centre, Llandudno is a sun-kissed spot of golden sand and dreamy waves. Expect to find luxury villas with a touch of colonial class or contemporary design that are quite removed from the hub of traffic and holidaymakers.

Hout Bay

An attractive valley outside of Cape Town, Hout Bay nestles amongst forested mountain slopes. Horse farms and a beach along with the mountains are the highlights in Hout Bay. It is for those who like a less urban, more laidback holiday feel.

V&A Waterfront Marina

For first-time visitors to Cape Town or those who place a high premium on security, the holiday apartments at the V&A Marina ticks all the boxes. You will find exquisite properties with access to gyms and swimming pools and designated parking areas. It is only 5 minutes away from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.

Bond House, Camps Bay

Self-catering accommodation

When planning a Cape Town holiday the choice of accommodation is very important. This will affect the kind of holiday you have as well and deserves some thought. Many visitors like the freedom that comes with self-catering accommodation as opposed to a more traditional hotel stay. The choice is then between:

Luxury apartments

Spacious and secure, these luxury apartments can have up to four bedrooms – ideal for busy holidaymakers who would like a lock-up-and-go with as little hassle as possible. Some properties are in complexes with gyms and swimming pools for added convenience.

Luxury villas

For families or bigger groups, a holiday villa may be more appealing. Set apart from others, there is a greater sense of being by yourself. With separate living spaces, TV lounges and pools, you and your friends or family members have enough room to relax in style. Daily housekeeping ensures you have little to do but take it slow.

Experience Atlantic Seaboard Luxury

You can get the best rate on luxury villa accommodation with space, a fully-equipped kitchen, privacy with hotel conveniences, and 24/7 guest support through Cape Town Villas.

Browse our rentals to find your accommodation today or call us at +27 21 201 1495.

Dias Point Lighthouse at Cape Point
Dias Point Lighthouse, Cape Point

What is a trip to Cape Town like?

This is another interesting question that we often get! It all depends, of course, on what you like.

If you are the kind of person who likes going to the beach, swimming in the sea and sunbathing, then there is plenty of that for you in Cape Town. There are many Blue Flag beaches to choose from. Why not pick a different beach for each day of the week?

But if you like to keep busy and see interesting things while on holiday, then that is also possible. The city not only has great natural beauty but plenty of things to do. There are a number of activities from half to full day tours, helicopter flip and fishing charters. There are boat rides to Robben Island and luxury yacht charters around the harbour. Why not try scuba diving, surfing or kite surfing?

Then there are cultural experiences at museums, craft markets and other places of interest.

Let’s hit the road...

One of the advantages of staying on the Atlantic Seaboard is that there are a number of scenic drives you can do. So if you want to see Cape Town but don’t necessarily want to go on a tour, you can get into a car. Drive yourself through spectacular scenery along Camps Bay to Hout Bay and over along Chapman’s Peak towards Noordhoek.

Take the road to Cape Point to see the southwesterly point of the African continent. Go to the amazing lookout where you are surrounded by a dazzling blue expanse of sea.

Then drive back on the other side of Table Mountain. Here you will find the charming coastal villages of Fish Hoek, St James and Kalk Bay with a more arty and rustic character. This part of the city is known for quaint bookshops and antique dealers. It will appeal to those keen on vintage and retro finds.

Table Mountain Cableway Cape Town
Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Town

Other top Cape Town attractions

Table Mountain

No visit to Cape Town is complete without some mountain experience. You can take the cable car to the top for a view of Robben Island, the sea and the city. Alternatively, hike up to the top along with a well-signed trail. Several different hiking options are available, from 30-minute strolls up Signal Hill or Lion’s Head; to more intensive hikes up Devil’s Peak or various parts of the Twelve Apostles mountain range in the Table Mountain National Park.

V&A Waterfront

The Waterfront is the most visited destination in the country, and it is not hard to see why. It is a shopping and entertainment heaven situated on a working harbour. There are plenty of things for children to do here so it is always a favourite with families. But couples too enjoy the V&A for the delicious seafood restaurants, boat charters and shopping opportunities.

Wine tasting

Some of the oldest buildings in South Africa can be found on beautiful wine estates in the Constantia Valley. These wine farms produce award-winning wines. Tourists can indulge in wine tastings and pairings with chocolate and cheese. Enjoy long lunches under oak trees with the mountain as a backdrop. There are often yummy picnic baskets available too.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

This expansive botanical garden is a sight to behold. It showcases the unique floral heritage of the Cape Town. The fynbos or fine bush has 2 200 species, half the species on the subcontinent and has almost 1 in 5 of all known African plant species. Kirstenbosch has several restaurants and cafés. Children will like the play areas and the lush rolling lawn.

More fun-filled tourist activities

Cape Town is an exciting and versatile city with plenty of fun-filled tourist activities – more than we can cover here. To make choosing what to do easier for you, we have narrowed the top pursuits down to 25 must-do activities for visitors.

Lion's Head & Twelve Apostles Cape Town
Lion's Head & Twelve Apostles, Cape Town

The most visited city in South Africa

Did you know that Cape Town is the most visited city in South Africa? The Atlantic Seaboard is also the leading choice for holiday accommodation. Why? It places you in the most desirable locations in the city with access to all the major attractions and activities.

For tips and advice on how to go about planning a holiday in Cape Town, like choosing a villa for a large group, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have been in the business for years; we live and breathe Cape Town.

Helping you find the perfect Atlantic Seaboard accommodation in Cape Town is what we do best. Why not give us a call and put us to the test?

Experience Atlantic Seaboard Luxury

You can get the best rate on luxury villa accommodation with space, a fully-equipped kitchen, privacy with hotel conveniences, and 24/7 guest support through Cape Town Villas.

Browse our rentals to find your accommodation today or call us at +27 21 201 1495.