Atlantic Seaboard at a glance
Due to its likeness to the beauty and the mild climate of the coastal regions of Southern France and Northern Italy, the Atlantic Seaboard is often referred to as Cape Town’s Riviera. Stretching from the Western side of V&A Waterfront to the tip of the peninsula, this area is known for being the most exclusive and sought-after residential area of the Western Cape. Home to several exclusive suburbs, each with it's own unique character, the Atlantic Seaboard provides residents with dazzling ocean views and all the conveniences of a luxurious lifestyle.
Named by Dutch explorers, after a large boulder on its shoreline (which resembles an oven) is the enchanting village-like suburb of Bakoven. Spanning 135ha, Bakoven has managed to keep a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, despite the bustling activity in its neighbour of Camps Bay.
Adding to the attractiveness of this area is Bakoven’s beach, which is a favourite spot among the locals and tourists alike. With the Twelve Apostles mountain range as a backdrop, this neighbourhood, filled with established penthouses, villas, bungalows and a range of upmarket properties is sought-after for the privacy and breathtaking ocean views it offers.
Found next to its affluent counterparts of Sea Point and Clifton - the coveted suburb of Bantry Bay rests against the slopes of Lion’s Head. Originally named Botany Bay, this spectacular destination is perched on the most exclusive bay on the Atlantic Seaboard and enjoys almost no wind. Clusters of high-end apartment blocks, lavish holiday homes and hotels form the local property landscape, with the elite nature of its real estate directly mirroring the sophistication of this suburb and its residents.
Positioned at the foot of the Twelve Apostles Mountain and boasting a frequented white sandy beach, is the hugely popular holiday destination of Camps Bay. In close proximity to some of Cape Town’s most celebrated attractions and amenities - this area has grown into a fantastic place to stay. With five prestigious schools to be found here and a myriad of boutiques and stores - it is no wonder that Camps Bay has become one of the Atlantic Seaboard's most coveted addresses.
A mere 10-minute drive from the heart of Cape Town is the exclusive and most expensive residential suburb in South Africa. Clifton is home to the crème de la crème of property, with dwellings nestled on its cliffs overlooking the bay below. Known as the playground for the rich and famous, Clifton also boasts four white sandy beaches, one of which bears a Blue Flag status. On top of the superlative real estate, this upmarket area provides residents with a lap-of-luxury lifestyle surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape.
This sought-after sub-district of Green Point rests adjacent to its central business district, starting at the end of Somerset Road, and as such has attracted a large number of young professionals. The vibrant culture of De Waterkant is fortified by the multitude of brightly coloured cottages which house trendy boutiques, art galleries and quirky eateries, which are found along its leafy streets. As it is located a mere 1.4 km from the City Centre, De Waterkant residents enjoy access to top-class amenities and activities. These conveniences include the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village and Vega School Cape Town.
Although Cape Town is known for its strong South Easterly, there are a select few suburbs that enjoy shelter from the notorious Cape Doctor. One such suburb is the idyllic Fresnaye. As a choice residential destination, positioned on the mountain in proximity to the city below - the property market in this area has boomed, producing some of the most exclusive real estate on the Atlantic Seaboard. Named after a commune in North-Western France, Fresnaye’s streets similarly bear Parisian names and are close to Sea Point Main and Beach Roads - where dozens of shops, bars, restaurants and other attractions are located.
This commercially cosmopolitan suburb is located centrally to Cape Town, on the North-Western side of the CBD and is a popular residential area for young professionals who work here. The property landscape in Green Point largely consists of modernly designed mid-rise apartments and mix-use development buildings, complimenting the fast-paced lifestyle of its residents. Nestled between the ocean and Signal Hill, Green Point is also famously home to the Cape Town Stadium, with its circular shape becoming this suburb’s identifier as well the Green Point Park, a little piece of paradise in the middle of the Mother City.
Located 20 km from the centre of Cape Town, Hout Bay forms part of the opulent Atlantic Seaboard. Encircled by mountains to the North, East and West, the waters of the South Atlantic Ocean makes up its Southern border. As a frequented holiday and tourist destination, Hout Bay offers visitors and residents a host of fishing, surfing, historical and cultural attractions. What’s more, this harbour village is home to more than a dozen schools - making it the perfect place for family living.
The small suburb of Mouille Point can be found tucked between the V&A Waterfront, Green Point and Granger Bay. Dominated by exclusive apartment buildings and panoramic views of the South Atlantic, this charming suburb offers proximity, convenience and a stunning environment.
Mouille Point is within walking distance of the Cape Town Stadium, upgraded urban parks, the golf course, and is known for its historic lighthouse, which was built in 1924 and is still operational. For the gym enthusiast, the Virgin Active gym is nearby within a 5 minute walk from the beachfront. Mouille Point is considered to be one of the most secure and safest on the Atlantic Seaboard. If fine dining or trendy restaurants are what you are looking for, they all have superb views overlooking Robben Island and the ocean.
Commonly described as laid-back and breathtaking, Noordhoek forms part of the Atlantic Seaboard and lies approximately 35 km from Cape Town's centre. Known for its long stretch of shoreline and white sandy beach, this area can be reached by means of the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive or the equally picturesque Ou Kaapse Weg. With its property landscape consisting of large homes with sea views, Noordhoek also boasts a village feel. Noordhoek is home to a large horse population, it is not uncommon to see people riding along its seashore with many equestrian enthusiasts making this suburb their home.
As one of the country’s most exclusive and upmarket residential areas, Sea Point is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Signal Hill. A short drive from Cape Town’s CBD - this seaside suburb is well-known for its high-rise apartments, multi-million Rand private villas and its beachfront Promenade. This now cosmopolitan hub continues to draw high-volumes of executives and high-class professionals who seek sea facing accommodation in proximity to the business district and surrounding amenities.
Three Anchor Bay
Seamlessly blending into its neighbours, Green Point and Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay is often not paid much attention by visitors as an area of its own. However, this beautiful upmarket suburb, just 10 minutes from the city centre, almost lays claim to the properties running up towards Signal Hill providing residents with spectacular views and vistas. As a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts the Three Anchor Bay’s beach is a frequented kayaking launching site and sunbathing destination.
Second only to Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the biggest tourist attraction in Cape Town. With the harbour as their backyard and all the unique restaurants and stores at their disposal - residents of the V&A enjoy a world-class lifestyle. Here properties consist of exclusively lavish apartments, largely found in its residential marina. Located 4 km from the CBD, this destination is truly the height of a luxury work, play, live environment.
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