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Why Camps Bay is Cape Town’s most popular rental suburb

The Mother City has many hugely popular locations to rent, favoured by tourists and locals alike but Camps Bay deservedly takes the cake – for those who can afford to stay here.

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The Mother City has many hugely popular locations to rent, favoured by tourists and locals alike but Camps Bay deservedly takes the cake – for those who can afford to stay here.

This beautiful surburb offers stunning, world-class beaches, amazing mountain views, chic hotels, vibey restaurants and much, much more!

Here are a few reasons why Camps Bay is Cape Town’s most popular rental suburb.

Cape Town’s glamourous gem

Camps Bay has always been hailed as Cape Town’s glamourous gem in terms of location and sights. It’s the place that tourists and local Capetonians flock to, especially during summertime, for beach days, cocktails by the sea and breath-taking coastal drives, with the mountains on one side and the pristine, shimmering Atlantic on the other.

Camps Bay is both upmarket and classy, yet it still somehow manages to offer a laidback, even casual, vibe.


Views for days

As if it’s not enough to provide gorgeous views of the icy Atlantic Ocean and several smooth, spotless beaches to enjoy (the most famous of which is Camps Bay Beach), Camps Bay is also enclosed by the impressive Twelve Apostles mountain range, with Table Mountain and Lion’s Head also providing impressive backdrops from every corner of Camps Bay.

The views here never grow tired and there’s a new magic to experience every season – be it during the height of a wild Cape Storm. Or on a calm, balmy summer evening, as the sun dips behind the horizon, briefly turning everything to gold, as you look on in quiet wonder, drink in hand…

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One of South Africa’s safest suburbs

In the past, Camps Bay has been proclaimed as the safest suburb in South Africa. And with all-round electric fencing, high garden walls for many homes and excellent, in-built security systems, it’s probably not such a wild claim.

There is also a local neighbourhood watch, with guards patrolling the village from dawn till dusk. This means that there is 24-hour armed response, ready to assist should anything happen.


Easy access to CBD

Camps Bay is less than 10 minutes away from the heart of the Cape Town CBD. This means that whether you travel along Victoria Road’s coastal drive and head through Clifton and into Sea Point –or snake your way up past Lion’s Head and down via Kloof Nek Road, there is easy access into the city.

All without the need for being too close to the often congested, traffic-filled streets of the inner city.


Trendy, yet family-friendly

Although Camps Bay is a glamourous, celeb-drawing suburb, with its famed trendy strip of ocean-facing restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs, it is also decidedly family-friendly.

Not only will you see loads of kids playing on (or close to) the beach and in the local play areas, but you will also pass many young families, enjoying time out together and bonding here.

So while Camps Bay is one of the Mother City’s trendiest suburbs, it’s also one of the most family-friendly we have.


Loads of outdoor fun to be had

Camps Bay is a nature lover’s dream suburb. Whether you’re after beach strolls or surfing, or want to get active and play some sports, there’s some much to enjoy here.

With tennis and squash courts, a gym, bicycle hire and more, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy staying fit and trim while they reside here.

You can also go for a jog and soak up those enviable ocean views, take a dip in the waters or even hike up nearby Lion’s Head, Table Mountain or the popular Pipe Track, which offers an array of different routes to enjoy.

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Conclusion: With so much on offer, it isn’t hard to see why Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most sought-after rental suburbs. If you’ve not yet stayed here, you are going to want to make a plan to after this!