About the Atlantic Seaboard Region

The Western Cape’s Atlantic Seaboard region lies to the western side of Cape Town and Table Mountain. The region is characterised by its beaches, cliffs, promenade and hillside communities. In the Atlantic Seaboard region you will find some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa. Running from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down to Hout Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard is often referred to as Cape Town’s ‘Riviera’.  The Atlantic Seaboard is an incredibly beautiful region, with the glistening Atlantic Ocean on one side and the magnificent slopes of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles on the other. Spectacular sunsets have made sundowners in this region of the Western Cape something of a tradition.

Suburbs in the Atlantic Seaboard region include:

Bantry Bay
Bantry Bay is situated on the slopes of Lion’s Head in Cape Town, and is one of the more affluent suburbs in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Neighboring suburbs include Sea Point, Fresnaye and Clifton. Bantry Bay was originally called Botany Bay after a botanical garden that was planted there, but the name was changed to Bantry Bay during World War 1. You will find a plaque on the seashore of Bantry Bay that commemorates a visit by Charles Darwin who made important geological observations here relating to the nature and origin of granite… read more

Camps Bay
Camps Bay is a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape with a village feel to it, which attracts a large number of local and foreign visitors. It is located at the foot of the Twelve Apostles mountain range next to Table Mountain on the Atlantic Ocean. Camps Bay is only 15 minutes drive to the Cape Town City Centre and 30 minutes drive to the airport. The suburb  is an ideal location from which to explore Cape Town… read more

Clifton is an exclusive residential area just beyond Bantry Bay and before Camps Bay, in Cape Town Western Cape. It is home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa and features dwellings nestled on cliffs with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Clifton is seen as a trendy area and is a favourite tourist destination both locally and internationally… read more

Green Point and Waterfront
Green Point is a trendy suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Located to the north west of Cape Town’s central business district, Green Point is a popular residential area for young professionals. It is known as the Soho of Cape Town due to its bustling nightlife, great restaurants and amazing coffee shops. Somerset Road forms the main road in Green Point and is lined by restaurants, cafés, deli’s, boutiques and nightclubs. The suburb exudes a village feel with its narrow streets and sidewalk cafes… read more

Hout Bay
Hout Bay is an historic, and still working, fishing village situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard in the Western Cape, twenty kilometres south of the Cape Town CBD. It has a sheltered white sand beach which is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. Hout Bay features one of the busiest fishing harbours in the Western Cape and has an established crayfish, tuna and snoek industry. It is also home to the Hout Bay Yacht Club and several restaurants… read more

Mouille Point
Mouille Point is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, between the V&A Waterfront and Granger Bay to the east, Green Point to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west. Mouille Point is one of Cape Town’s more affluent suburbs, dominated by high-end apartment blocks hugging the coastline. It is a relatively small suburb with Beach Road and Bay Road as its only two major roads. The Mouille Point promenade is a paved promenade on the coast that is used daily by thousands of residents and visitors to the suburb… read more

Sea Point and Three Anchor Bay
Sea Point is a densely populated and affluent suburb of Cape Town, situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. It lies only a few kilometers west of Cape Town’s City Centre. Sea Point is a popular residential area for property investors and is one of the few Cape Town suburbs with significant high-rise development. The suburb used to be seen as dangerous, but with the recent surge in property values, many investors now see Sea Point as a place of urban rejuvenation. Today it is home to a diverse set of cultures with a cosmopolitan mix of local and international visitors… read more