Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in a scenic location should look no further than Camps Bay in South Africa. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country there are many interesting things to see and do in Camps Bay. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, apartments and villas.
Holidaymakers staying at Camps Bay will be able to enjoy beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees suited to sunbathing, swimming and beach volleyball. A variety of watersports are available off the coast including water skiing, surfing and boating. Camps Bay has plenty of hiking and mountain bike routes here with some stunning views to be had of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the slopes of Lions Head and the 12 Apostles on the other. Angling enthusiasts will find places nearby offering chartered deep sea fishing trips. A number of golf courses are located in the area including the 18-hole Metropolitan Golf Club. This is an excellent wine making region so a visit to the vineyards to participate in some wine tasting is recommended. Various shops can be found in and around Camps Bay, where visitors can purchase souvenirs and arts and crafts amongst other things. Self catering holidaymakers will find numerous stores and market stalls from which to purchase fresh food and drink. This area also has a number of bars, cafes and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine.
Camps Bay is home to many places of interest including several churches and a synagogue. There are museums nearby such as the South African Museum and Planetarium and the National Gallery. Cape Town city centre is just a short drive away and has many more interesting places to visit including the famous Table Mountain and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Nature lovers should pay a visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve too. Another big attraction in is the World of Birds, which is the biggest bird park in Africa. The Blue Train at Mouille Point promenade is a fun thing to ride on and is just a short ride away from Camps Bay.
The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is approximately 30 minutes drive from Camps Bay and has flights to and from various cities. These include the other main cities of South Africa as well as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Numerous car rental firms have counters in the international and domestic arrivals terminals. These include Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, National Alamo and Tempest.