Part of Cape Town’s “Riviera” of the Atlantic Seaboard, Bakoven is a private and exclusive suburb with accommodation ranging from super luxurious to chic beach cottages.
This small suburb is quiet and peaceful, yet close enough to Camps Bay for an array of trend-setting restaurants, bars, and shops to be easily accessed. The beach is private and many houses lead directly on to the pristine white sand.
Take time to notice the large rock offshore that appears to have an oven door in it, the “bakoven” that gave this area its name.
The summer months of November to April offer the best beach weather, but if you visit during the winter months, a fireplace, stormy seas, and a glass of Cape red wine create a very special mood.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net forever.”
Escape from the crowds on the pristine white sands between vast boulders
Featured places to stay in this area
Beach House Energy
Originally a fisherman’s cottage, this charming seaside bungalow is set one row back from the water’s edge in peaceful Bakoven.