Bantry Bay

Jostling for space on the slopes of Signal Hill and sandwiched between Sea Point and Clifton is the coveted Cape Town Atlantic seaboard neighbourhood of Bantry Bay. Such a prime location provides quick and easy access to most of Cape Town’s attractions.

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Whether it’s cocktails on the Camps Bay strip, sun bathing at Clifton, shopping at the V&A Waterfront or exploring the city centre, they can all be reached within a ten minute’s drive of your Bantry Bay Villa.

Bantry Bay is also nicely located if you want to go further afield – the über-scenic coastal road that passes through the neighbourhood winds its way to the superb beaches of Llandudno and ever-popular Hout Bay and on to the dramatic vistas of Cape Point.

But don’t discount the attractiveness of Bantry Bay itself. Our grand Bantry Bay villas and apartments are elevated and have spectacular western-facing views of the Atlantic Ocean and are perfect for classic Cape sunsets. Its discrete location away from the hustle and bustle of Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay means that Bantry Bay is the ideal refuge for visitors who need a bit of peace and quiet after a long and noisy day, and don’t want the sounds of partying to come wafting through their windows at night.

Even better, by a quirk of topography, Bantry Bay is one of the very few suburbs of Cape Town (make that the Cape Peninsula) that remains relatively wind-free during one of the Cape’s infamous south-easters – strong, relentless summer winds that make enjoying being outdoors a challenging proposition. Indeed, locals swear that they experience nearly 300 wind-free days a year, not something that most Capetonians could admit to.

Overlooked by the stately peak of Lion’s Head, the area was originally called Botany Bay but morphed into Bantry Bay about a century ago. The coast is rugged and rocky, dominated by the huge granite boulders that define the geology of the Atlantic seaboard. And it was in Bantry Bay that Charles Darwin, on the hunt for specimens, noted the exciting (for geologists at least) juxtaposition of clay and granite rocks.