With properties positioned from the cliffs of Lion’s Head all the way down to the four beaches below, Clifton is one of the most exclusive residential areas in South Africa.

It forms part of Cape Town’s “Riviera”, the Atlantic Seaboard, and is bordered by Camps Bay and Bantry Bay on either side. The four beaches are extremely popular with both locals and visitors. Each one is reached via long flights of steps from Victoria Road and each cove has a character all of its own.

  • Parking is at a premium during the summer months so arrive early for a day on the beach or make use of a service such as Uber
  • Seaside cocktails, sun-drenched lunches, or long glamorous evenings can be enjoyed at The Bungalow
  • Regularly rated in the top 10 of the world's beaches, a full moon picnic here is a must if the timing works in your favour

One of the most appealing features of the Clifton beaches is the protection they have from Cape Town's notorious south-easter wind. First Beach is the most popular for surfing and Fourth Beach is where families tend to gather.

There's a distinct similarity to the Med when staying in Clifton and walking out of your villa straight on to the beach. These beach bungalows are placed close together but are highly sought-after for their unrivalled location and easy beach access. The original properties were laid out by the City of Cape Town on Second, Third, and Fourth beaches for soldiers returning from World War I, but have now all been remodelled and offer exceptional appeal. All are reached via narrow paths and steep stairs.

Clifton First Beach has a number of exclusive apartments, most with the huge advantage of dedicated and secure parking. More palatial homes are found against the mountain slopes in exclusive Nettleton, Clifton, and Kloof Roads. Views are utterly breathtaking and properties tend to be architecturally significant.

Clifton does not have any shops so find what you need in nearby Camps Bay or Sea Point. Alternatively, arrange for deliveries directly to your villa with some convenient online shopping.

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8 Guests


Atlantic Seaboard, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Clifton, South Africa, Western Cape

With spacious living areas, wonderful private spaces, and views out over the ocean, this Clifton villa offers a very special and unique experience.

Prepare for a sublime holiday in this quintessential villa!

4 Bedroom

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La Soledad

Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, Clifton, South Africa, Western Cape

Undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most sophisticated villas in the trendy seaside suburb of Clifton, this stunning 4 bedroom residence was designed to exude the glamour and style of an Armani yacht scene, complete with spectacular ocean views.

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