Cape Town is a beautiful city and one all Captonians can truly be proud of. As mentioned in a previous blog, we know that Cape Town and the Western Cape as a whole has many wonderful areas to settle in and call home. If you’re looking to relocate or simply purchase an investment or your holiday home away from home, then the Western Cape, Cape Town is a good place to invest.
Today I’ll focus on discussing one of the most popular areas within the Western Cape and this area is called the Atlantic Seaboard.
This is one of the most scenic areas within the Cape and stretches from the north shore of Table Mountain all the way to the west of the Cape Peninsula. There are about 12 suburbs within the Atlantic Seaboard (aka Riviera) and are by far some of the most expensive areas within the country.
The V&A Waterfront boasts a wealth of high-end apartments overlooking Cape Town’s harbour and envious views of Table Mountain as a backdrop. It is located close to the CBD and only a water taxi away from the iconic shopping centre. Residents are spoilt for choice with vast high-end retail stores, souvenir shops and a variety of eateries. There are also regular events and things to see and do.
Green Point, Mouille Point and Sea Point
Mouille Point, Green Point and Sea Point lie in close proximity to the CBD as well as private and public schools. Cape Town Stadium is located in Green Point. All 3 of these suburbs along this stretch enjoy wonderful mountain and sea views.
Bakoven lovingly dubbed the nickname “Camps Bay’s baby sister” because even though in close proximity with each other, Bakoven has managed to preserve a quieter lifestyle as opposed to the constant hustle and bustle of Camps Bay and remains trendy and very much sought after.
Llandudno is an upmarket suburb nestled in a private cove. What sets it apart from the other suburbs on the Atlantic Seaboard is the fact that it is has no restaurants and shops within its location, which in turn keeps all the hustle and bustle of rowdy visitors at bay. It also boasts a beautiful secluded beach and enjoys spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head Mountain range.
Fresnaye is located higher against Lion’s Head Mountain and enjoys great sea views. It is a wonderful suburb within close proximity to all the trendy beaches on the strip.
Bantry Bay is situated higher and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Residents enjoy spectacular views of the ocean, sunsets and sunrises. It’s neighbour is the busy suburb of Sea Point and it lies in close proximity to the City Bowl, V&A Waterfront and the popular tourist Clifton Beach.
Camps Bay is popular for its beautiful white sandy beach and it’s welcoming atmosphere brings visitors from all over the world to enjoy it’s lush views of Lion’s Head and the Twelve Appostles Mountain. There is also a variety of bistros and restaurants along the beach which adds even more charm to this vivacious suburb.
Clifton is popular among international tourists and boasts spectacular beaches called 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach. Clifton’s beaches bear a blue flag status. Blue flag beaches are set apart from the rest as these are renowned for safety, cleanliness, environmental management and provision of amenities. Apart from the beaches on Clifton, the area is simply great for holiday accommodation.
Properties on the Atlantic Seaboard can average around an estimate of 2.5 million to 60+ million.
So if you’re looking to settle down in a trendy part of Western Cape where you can mingle with the locals and international jet setters, go big and be amidst some of the most exclusive international industries and corporations, as well as enjoy a 365 day holiday home feel with access to the countries top schools and more then the Atlantic Seaboard will be a suitable if not perfect fit for your property investment.