Garden route landscape
Clifton beach in summer day - view from top of 1st beach looking towards 4th beach
Did you know that Cape Town is home to some of the most picture-perfect beaches in the world, each with its own unique advantages. The four beaches in Clifton(named 1st through 4th) on the Atlantic coastline are impossibly beautiful. Most people can only handle a few minutes in the cold water, but the setting is well worth it.
View to the Clifton Beach, Atlantic seaboard
Did you know that the strong prevailing south-east wind of summer (October to April), being off-shore, moves the warmer top layer of water out of the bay – with the result that a compensating strong inflow of icy cold water is set up into the bay. This tends to make water temperatures in summer dip to their lowest levels – sometimes below 10 C.
View to the Clifton Beach in Cape Town
Did you know that Cape Town is home to some of the most picture-perfect beaches in the world, each with its own unique advantages. The four beaches in Clifton (named 1st through 4th) on the Atlantic coastline are impossibly beautiful. Most people can only handle a few minutes in the cold water, but the setting is well worth it. Each beach attracts its own type of crowd: 4th Beach is family friendly and most popular; 3rd Beach is suitable for people who appreciate a little more privacy, as it's not as busy as neighboring 4th beach; 2nd Beach is frequented by students and beach sport enthusiasts, and 1st Beach mainly used by the local residents and surfers.
Even bounders here looks amazing.
Beautiful white sandy beach, chilling water, warm sunny rays - all these words about Clifton Beach. Did you know that Clifton is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is an exclusive residential area and is home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa, with dwellings nestled on cliffs that have sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.
View to the beautiful Camps Bay Beach
Did you know that the mountain range above Camps Bay was known in Jan Van Riebeecks time as Gevelbergen or Gable Mountain. They were renamed the 12 Apostles by Sir Rufane Donkin when he was acting governor of the Cape in 1820.
Camps Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town, place with long history
Did you know that the first residents of Camps Bay were the San (Hunter Gatherers) and the Goringqhaique, Khoi pastorates. When Jan van Riebeek established a refreshment station for the VOC (Dutch East India Company), the 12 Apostles were covered in forests with lion, leopard and antelope.
Panoramic view of Camps Bay and 12 Apostles Mountain Range
Did you know that the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range extends from Table Mountain, above Camps Bay, in the direction of Hout Bay, to Llandudno. The range is called this because the mountain range has twelve peaks which are easily distinguishable. Governor Sir Rufane Donkin named the Twelve Apostles range because of this impressively steep line of sandstone buttresses.
Welcome to Boulders Bay - penguins and beautiful beaches in a seaside village.
You will see indigenous bush above the high-water mark on the one side, and the clear turquoise waters of False Bay on the other. The park is also home to other birds and small mammals, and you may see whales, seals, sharks and dolphins in the bay.
The Boulders Penguin Colony
Did you know that from just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony grew about 3000 percent but since 2005 this number has dropped to about 2122 penguins which are spread along the coast.
Panoramic view to Cape Town and area from Table Mountain
Did you know that the Table Mountain is home to a rich bounty of fauna and flora (about 2200 species), many species of which are endemic and survive only in the unique ecosystem contained on the slopes.
Table Mountains, Cape town
Did you know that the Table Mountain is older than the Andes, the Alps, the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas - it's over 260 million years old