Camps Bay

Sports & nature

Camps Bay Sports & NatureTable Mountain National Park
National Park
Nature reserve encompassing the iconic mountain, a penguin colony, forest, beaches & walking trails. - Google
Cape Town, 7995
tablemountainnationalpark.org
086 132 2223

Cape Town Tandem Paragliding
Tourist Attraction
Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001
paraglide.co.za
076 892 2283

Two Oceans Aquarium
Aquarium
Modern indoor aquarium & conservation center offering close encounters with sharks & penguins. - Google
Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
aquarium.co.za
021 418 3823

The Cape Wheel
Historical Landmark
40-meter observation wheel featuring 30 air-conditioned, enclosed cabins for sweeping views. - Google
Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8000
capewheel.co.za
021 418 2502

Nightlife info

Camps Bay Dining & NightlifeLa Mouette Restaurant
French Restaurant
Contemporary international menus, both à la carte and tasting, in historic building with terrace. - Google
78 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005
lamouette.co.za
021 433 0856

NV-80
Restaurant
76 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
nv-80.co.za
021 439 7112

Mr Chan Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan fare in a bustling Chinese restaurant with a modern oriental feel. - Google
17 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
mrchan.co.za
021 439 2239

Posticino Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Laid-back, family-friendly Italian restaurant for large pizzas, pasta and meat dinner specials. - Google
323 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
posticino.co.za
021 439 4014

Culture and history info

Camps Bay Culture & HistoryThe first residents of Camps Bay were the San (Hunter Gatherers) and the Goringqhaique, Khoi pastorates. When Jan van Riebeek established a refreshment station for the VOC (Dutch East India Company), the 12 Apostles were covered in forests with lion, leopard and antelope.

In competition with the more recent settlers, the Gringqhaique lost their grazing lands on the south east slopes of Table Mountain and in 1657 were restricted to Camps Bay.

By 1713 the number of Gringqhaique population had been reduced by measles and smallpox. All that was left of their settlement was an old kraal (Oudekraal).

The area was then granted to John Lodewyk Wernich and passed from father to son. Johan Wernich married Anna Koekemoer, who on his death in 1778, married Fredrick Ernst von Kamptz, a sailor and the area became known as “Die Baai van von Kamptz”.

For most of the 1800s Camps Bay was undeveloped. Lord Charles Somerset used the area for hunting and used the Roundhouse as his lodge. Kloof Road was built in 1848 and in 1884 Thomas Bain was commissioned to build a road from Sea Point to Camps Bay using convict labour.

The road was completed in 1887 and named Victoria road to honour Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1888. The road allowed people to cycle out to Camps Bay which had gained popularity as a picnic site. This led to the development, in 1901 of the Camps Bay tramway to bring people out for the day and with it the development of the tidal pools, the Rotunda (now the Bay Hotel) and a pavilion for concerts and shows.

In 1913 Camps Bay was incorporated into Cape Town although it was still seen as a recreational area rather than a residential area.

60 on Hely

60 on Hely

Hely Hutchinson Ave, Camps Bay
Price from R 8,000.00
Featuring 5 sea-facing bedrooms, a large patio with panoramic views, a heated swimming pool and jacu More info
Central Drive 21

Central Drive 21

21 Central Drive, Camps Bay
Price from R 10,000.00
Central Drive 21 is located in an excellent location withing Camps Bay, a couple of steps from the w More info
Eldon Lane 5

Eldon Lane 5

5 Eldon Lane, Camps Bay
Price from R 23,445.00
Eldon Lane 5 is a beautiful and very spacious, 6 bedroom holiday home situated in The Glen that bord More info
Francolin 19

Francolin 19

19A Francolin Rd, Camps Bay
Price from R 20,000.00
Francolin 19 is a 5 Star rated luxury villa in Camps Bay with stunning 180° panoramic ocean views. I More info
Geneva Drive 26

Geneva Drive 26

Geneva Drive, Camps Bay
Price from R 16,000.00
Geneva Drive 26 Geneva Drive 26 is a ultra-luxurious five bedroom 5 bathroom villa in Camps Bay with More info
Glen Beach 3

Glen Beach 3

Glen Beach, Camps Bay
Price from R 12,000.00
Glen Beach 3 Glen Beach 3 – a 12 sleeper beach bungalow set in the intimate and gorgeous Glen More info
Hely Hutchinson 22

Hely Hutchinson 22

22 Hely Hutchinson Ave, Camps Bay
Price from R 15,000.00
Introduction “Hely Hutchinson 22 is truly an extraordinary getaway that one should experience i More info
Oceanscape

Oceanscape

11 Oudekraal Road, Camps Bay
Price from R 8,000.00
Oceanscape – as the name suggest this holiday house is the ultimate holiday escape with beauti More info
Prima 17

Prima 17

17 Prima Avenue, Camps Bay
Price from R 10,000.00
Prima 17 Prima 17 screams sophistication and provides modern luxurious accommodation. With 5 en-suit More info
Rontree 16

Rontree 16

16 Rontree Ave, Camps Bay
Price from R 8,000.00
This affordable Camps Bay villa offers magnificent and very comfortable triplex design with sea view More info
Sedgemoor 11

Sedgemoor 11

Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay
Price from R 10,000.00
Sedgemoor 11 This luxurious villa in Camps Bay features plentiful balconies and air-conditioning thr More info
Strathmore 45

Strathmore 45

45 Strathmore Road, Camps Bay
Price from R 11,000.00
Originally a 50’s bungalow that was completely refurbished into a luxurious contemporary villa More info

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