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Reviewed 2 days ago

Four beaches, white sand, blue water and sunshine galore. Go early as Clifton is popular in summer. Get a beach umbrella, find a spot on the white sand and relax for the day. The water isn't warm but on a hot day there is nothing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I spend summers at my Uncles beach cottage located onthe edge of the small peninsula that juts out into the ocean from it's base on the shore of 4th beach, so I know it well. This is a very interesting beach with a wide variety...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to Clifton beaches for the last 40 years. One of the most beautiful beach on the Planet, in the middle of an amazing city, Cape Town, with Lion's Head as a backdrop, wind sheltered, and soft fine sand. What more could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank robfN4841FD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the wow beaches you can find all over the Cape, but they are still very nice. You can walk over here if you are not staying in Clifton but be prepared, the water is cold.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank KatBer68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the highlight of the beach is the views, it gets very full, parking is a nightmare and shops are too busy to contend with the influx of holiday makers in my opinion. Best to reserve bookings and take advantage of making your way to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank BrettW1408
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access means these beaches are very popular but not overcrowded. Sunloungers and parasols are plentiful. Though there is no cafe you won’t go without refreshment as beach vendors abound. There’s no hard sell or pestering though. Pity the sea is so cold!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katravel2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clifton beach has different zones but try to go early enough to catch a good spot as it does tend to get crowded. The water is freezing though all year around so do not expect to get a comfortable swim.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hadilhammad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 4 beaches to choose from and all with a white beach and clean sea you are for sure going to enjoy your dat at the beach. If you are not staying close by and can walk there, parking will be a problem over peak...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sentraal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early in the morning , as parking gets a problem later in the day . There is lounging chairs and umbrellas to rent . It is a stunning stunning beach .

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Lutia2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

whta a beach - absolutely stunning with mountains as the back-drop and fronted by great restaurants.

Date of experience: November 2018
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leanne862016
August 18, 2017|
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Response from Gilly-bean0779 | Reviewed this property |
They do YES, and are generally well maintained too.
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JulieLandon
October 2, 2016|
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Response from heidi P | Reviewed this property |
There are shuttles available to a from the airport if you book with a hotel which is included in your fee as well as taxis but tit is easier to rent a car for a few days as there are so many places to explore which is easier... More
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A380richards
October 10, 2015|
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Response from Holly K | Reviewed this property |
We had a car, but you can also use Uber--there are cabs everywhere to take you where you want to go near the Central Cape.
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Neil C
London, United Kingdom
Itinerary suggestions (6 Replies)
Just looking for itinerary suggestions: will be travelling my wife, me and 1 year old baby and most likely staying around madison avenue area. Love exploring and bit adventurous but would need to be bit safer with the baby onboard. Here's what i come up with, please advise anything i can squeeze in or worth a visit, Saturday – Arrive hotel around 11am Saturday – Rest or suggestions??? Sunday – Explore local area (bit vaugue, will have to be specific) \ Greenmarket Square Monday...More
August 07, 2018|
Response fromCorneyCoetzee|
I might suggest trying to put Table Mountain earlier in your trip. I sometimes happen that the cable cars get shut down, due to wind or cloud cover. So if this were to happen earlier in your vacation, you could reschedule, however you might be out of luck if you plan on visiting towards the end of your vacation. Otherwise it looks like a nice rounded trip.
holidaygirl7
Ireland
Clifton Beaches (8 Replies)
Hi, We will be in Cape Town in February 2017 and would like to spend a day at the beach. We have visited Camps Bay before and found it windy and exposed. Which Clifton Beach would you recommend ? Is there one that has sunbeams and umbrellas to rent ? and perhaps a restaurant with toilet facilities close by ? I know from previous visits that parking in that area is difficult at the best of times and so we thought we would get a bus, or take a taxi/uber . Which would you recommend ? We will...More
October 30, 2016|
Response fromSusan T|
We like no 4, they have sun loungers and umbrellas to rent.
worldtraveller0202
Toronto, Canada
My Cape Town Itinerary- Suggestions and input please. (14 Replies)
Hi Guys! My husband and I will be in Cape Town November 15-19 (so excited!) and we have a good idea of how we want to spend our days but I'd love some input. Is this a good plan? Are we missing anything that we don't have here? Some background info... We're 31 and love to eat and drink wine and we're both very into health and fitness. Not too interested in museums or nature (we are to a certain degree but I wouldn't enjoy bird watching or searching for flora). We will be in Johannesburg,...More
October 24, 2017|
Response fromlisasplaces|
Hi My first comment would be that you are eating at some very nice restaurants but can you manage full lunches and dinner? I take it that you’re driving to Hermanus from the airport. Not sure what time you land? But if you have time, you could drive via the R44/ Clarence Drive through Betty’s Bay to look at the scenery. That would then leave you time on your way back to visit Elgin, a much less visited wine area, but boy do they make good, cooler climate Wines. It’s also apple country...More