Camps Bay at a glance
It may be difficult to imaging the buzzing environment of Camp's Bay today as the farmland it once was in the 1700s. The area's history as a leisure destination stretches back to Victorian times when the upper classes would venture out of the city to enjoy picnics on the beautiful stretch of beach backed by the splendour of the Twelve Apostles. The appeal of the area has not only endured but rather exploded over time to now offer luxurious apartments and free-standing homes - all in the multi-million rand price range - with many offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the mountains or both whilst being in the midst of a cosmopolitan lifestyle and a thriving nightlife.
The area is awash with cafés, bars, clubs and restaurants along Victoria Road and beyond, many of which overlook the Blue Flag Camps Bay Beach, which is a huge drawcard for both local residents and visitors alike. One can even attend mass yoga and meditation sessions on the beach at full moon. It's not only the beach lovers who are well served here with easy access to both hiking and mountain biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts seeking other options.
The area is sandwiched between the more understated Bakoven and the equally glamorous Clifton and is populated by families and retirees on a permanent basis whilst also being home to numerous buy-to-rent properties, purchased by owners looking to rent out their purchase to the numerous holiday makers seeking accommodation in this highly desirable suburb.
The area offers the following educational facilities within a 5km radius: Camps Bay Primary School http://www.campsbayprimary.co.za, Camps Bay Preparatory School http://www.campsbayprepschool.co.za, Camps Bay High School nhttp://www.campsbayhigh.co.za, Tamboerskloof Primary https://www.tkps.co.za, as well as the bilingual Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt http://dsk.co.za/?lang=en and Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School https://phyllisjowell.org.za.
Camps Bay even has its own Theatre On The Bay https://www.pietertoerien.co.za/pieter-toerien-theatres/#toggle-id-5 offering both local and internationally-acclaimed productions. The sheer quantity and variety of eateries may leave residents in a quandary as to where to dine next from casual beachside dining at Paranga https://paranga.co.za to fine dining at Azure at the iconic Twelve Apostles Hotel https://www.12apostleshotel.com/food-and-drink/azure-restaurant. Hard Rock Cafe https://www.hardrock.com/cafes/cape-town/ offers an international spin. The local Promenade at Camps Bay http://www.promenadecampsbay.com offers a supermarket, pharmacy and boutique stores. The options expand exponentially when one considers that the V&A Waterfront https://www.waterfront.co.za is still less than 10kms away, with its array of leisure, retail and entertainment options.
Cape Town's healthcare facilities are of an excellent standard both locally and internationally. A selection of dentists, General Practitioners and other medical rooms are located within the suburb and the city's excellent hospitals are represented by several medical groups at Cape Town Mediclinic http://www.mediclinic.co.za/Hospitals/HospitalDetails/id/2 , the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital http://www.netcarehospitals.co.za/Hospital/Netcare_Christiaan_Barnard_Memorial_Hospital and Life Kingsbury Hospital https://www.lifehealthcare.co.za/hospitals/western-cape/cape-town/life-kingsbury-hospital/