The seawater of the Atlantic may be icy cold, but the pulse and ambience of the residential suburbs that hug the coastline are warm and inviting. Also referred to as Cape Town’s Riviera, the Atlantic Seaboard extends from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain then all the way down the western side of the cape peninsula to Hout Bay. And the majority of SeaSky’s luxurious holiday villa and apartment rentals are located in its hub – and that’s within a 10km stretch from Mouille Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay through to Clifton, Camps Bay and Bakoven.
Aside from a GPS screen of google maps, an easy way to find your bearings in Cape Town is to identify the mountains – by range, peaks and points – in relation to the residential areas that lie in their morning coolness or sunset splendour. Your SeaSky villa rental markers are Signal Hill (for Mouille Point, Sea Point and Fresnaye), Lion’s Head (for Bantry Bay and Clifton) and the Twelve Apostles mountain range (for Camps Bay and Bakoven).
Both Mouille Point and Sea Point boast scenic and often-walked promenades with relatively uncrowded beaches, children’s play areas and even an open-air public gym. The restaurants and bars, cafes and coffee spots that line Beach and Main/Regent Roads are open from early until late – and dotted in between are all manner of convenience stores plus four mini shopping malls. At the west end of Sea Point is the open-air public swimming bath complex with 4 saltwater pools and an entrance that is an iconic showcase in art deco. Over the summer weekends, the baths become packed with tourists and local families alike enjoying the safe swimming space. And it must be said, in such a majestic setting.
The upmarket residential suburbs of Fresnaye and Bantry Bay are nestled behind Sea Point on the lower slopes of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head respectively and enjoy spectacular vistas and sunset views; plus all that the seafront suburbs offer is less than 2km away.
The perfect holiday hub
Adjacent and heading west you’ll find the famous four Clifton beach enclaves, each marked off by huge granite boulders and frequented not only by those in search of an idyllic island-type day but the odd frolicking school of dolphins and holiday makers diving off luxury yachts anchored in the shallow turquoise waters too.
Next door is Camps Bay. World-renowned and famous for its long stretch of beach yet more so for its entertainment strip that showcases a wide variety of cafes, coffee shops and restaurant cuisines, boutiques and late night bars. From dusk ’til dawn, the palm trees mark the weather with their stillness or sway, and the changing light of any summer or winter’s day is reflected on the water as the sun sinks slowing into the distant horizon.
Bakoven is recognizable by its seafront splendour – spacious villas and luxurious low-level apartment blocks – and an isle of refurbished cabins and cottages with secluded and small yet public beaches.
Easy access to anywhere
The SeaSky villa rentals and apartments on the Atlantic Seaboard are, at their furthest (that is Camps Bay and Bakoven) a 35km and/or an average 30min commute from Cape Town international airport.
Once your bags are unpacked and you decide to head out exploring, all major attractions are within very easy access and reach. For a morning or day exploring the natural environment, there is Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch national gardens, Silvermine (hikes and a swim in the dam) and Cape Point. If you’d like to get a taste for South African wine, the Stellenbosch farms are within an hour’s drive (56km) or far closer via Hout Bay (21mins/28km) is Constantia valley with views across False Bay. And if a private, live-it-like-a-local experience is more your thing, contact Ozzy who heads up the SeaSky adventures department.
Cape Town calls
Book one of our luxurious SeaSky villa rentals today for your next holiday or short breakaway on the Atlantic Seaboard, aka Cape Town’s Riviera!