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Address: Victoria Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Visit Clifton Beaches like an insider
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$64*
and up
Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights

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Only place to be on a Sunday afternoon

my kind of paradise the only place to be on a sunday afternoon, all the beautiful people the only problem is finding parking

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

my kind of paradise the only place to be on a sunday afternoon, all the beautiful people the only problem is finding parking

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The four Clifton beaches - nothing quite like them anywhere else in the world. Beautiful blue water and majestic mountains as the backdrop.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, there are penguins in South African. Great beaches in this area. Parking can be a bit dicey, but if you go later in the afternoon, it's not too bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Come on!!! Clifton is top of the heaps. From Clifton first to Clifton 4th... all great beaches. Whether you're fat or thin, tanned or bleached, single or familied - it's for everyone. The water is colder than cold but if you want to be seen by the rich, famous, beautiful and hottest people in Cape Town then this is the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We went to the beach going down the stairs. I would not mind doing it everyday for exercise. Nice clean beaches if you want a bit of privacy it is a must go.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Soft, white sand, protected beaches, suntanning. the best beach experience in Cape Town. Even the icy cold water was refreshing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Such a paradise!!! Be ready to take pretty photos and enjoy the view. Also for the strong wind! I was there in march 2014

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The beach is quite nice, but the land side is amazing crowded with housing. No place to park. Few places to eat. If you want a chance to hobnob with the self proclaimed rich and beautiful of South Africa, or at least stare at their supper expensive apartments (no houses to speak of) and watch them drive off in their... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

White sand, crustal clear water, coo people and nice small bar. The place is relaxing and fancy. If you are a viking you jump in the cool fresh water. And don´t miss the bar above the parking place. Cool champagne and soft music

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Luanda Province, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

the clifton beaches are close to city bowl, maybe 15 min by car from the centre. the beaches are clean with a spectacular houses around, and the beach itself are very nice but the water is very cold, it must be that very,very hot days to enjoy the sea. very nice atmosphere even if your not with swimsuit. great to... More 

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