Since we are all most probably STILL recovering from our New Years Eve bash (it can’t just be me?), we decided to give alcohol a bit of a rest for the next few weeks. New year, new you, right?

South Africa is busy doing it’s Summer thing and gracing us with daily doses of warm sunshine. If there is one thing Cape Town does right during summer (besides wine of course), is the beautiful, pristine beaches. The fact that one can lay in the sun until 8pm at night doesn’t hurt either. In order to lessen the mid-January work blues, here’s Cape Towns bucket list to beaches:

Camps Bay Beach

If you are looking for that typical beachy, summer vibes, setting with scattered palm trees and platinum blonde sands, then Camps Bay Beach is the place for you. From it’s manicured shoreline overlooked by millionaires’ mansion, to dazzling sunsets and minimalist swimwear, it’s arguably the most beautiful beach in Cape Town.

camps bay beach

Clifton Beaches

Enjoy these four (yes you heard me right, four) Clifton beaches in Cape Town until as late as 8pm, thanks to Cape Town’s much-loved extended daylight hours. These four beaches are regarded as being amongst the most beautiful in the world. The white sands and blue waters have been the subject of countless travel photos over the years! These are a must go-too for the younger crowds since beach sports are quite popular on these beaches.

clifton beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders beach (my personal favorite), can be located just outside of Cape Town, where you can spend time with the cutest birds in the world…the African Penguin. Boulders beach remains the only place in the world where one can get up close and personal to the African Penguins, and even maybe get a swim with them.

bouldars beach

Muizenberg Beach

Known for the ultimate family beach, Muizenberg beach is also known for it’s popular colorful Victorian bathing boxes. Be sure to snap a photo in front of these beauties.

muzienberg beach

Bakoven Beach

Hidden between Camps Bay Beach and Llandudno Beach, this little hidden gem may not be as well-known as some of the aforementioned beaches, but it definitely makes up for it in it’s beauty. In Cape Town, it’s a popular activity to grab some wine, and have sun-downers upon the massive boulders on Bakoven Beach.

bakoven beach


Reference Article

Cape Town Magazine