Everybody in Cape Town knows why Camps Bay is famous. If you own a Camps Bay property it is highly likely you purchased it to be on the doorstep of a beach that has been photographed millions of times. Camps Bay properties are set in one of the most spectacular spots on earth. This very well maintained and managed suburb is inhabited by singles, couples, retirees and families, making a list of Camps Bay properties are always eagerly awaited by property seekers.
The area has an interesting history. The suburb has grown from a single farm that was owned by Frederick Ernst Von Kamptz. The farm was ‘Ravensteyn’ and it gave its name to the surrounding area; it’s from this farm that today’s Camps Bay properties have grown. The farm no longer exists – in its place you will now find the much loved landmark, The Rotunda, which was built in 1904. It was thanks to this unique building that those purchasing Camps Bay properties were assured of recreational activities like roller skating, boxing and dancing.
In fact, many people who live in the area today remember dancing to the music of local groups at The Rotunda in the seventies. Since then, the beach front has evolved into a vibrant and trendy venue. The restaurants, pavement cafes and bars attract the Camps Bay residents as well as visitors from the rest of Cape Town.
Camps bay is situated close to other popular areas such as Clifton and Bakoven. These areas, just like Camps Bay, are well-known around the world for their beautiful beaches. Together the three areas are one of the most sought after holiday destinations around the world. This said, it must not be forgotten that Camps Bay properties are perfect for permanent residence as well – what better place to raise your children than in a peaceful environment surrounded by the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Permanent residents are known to reside higher up on the Camps Bay slopes where they enjoy peace and quiet during the busy summer months. There are various great schools and sports clubs in the area which adds to the appeal of raising a family here.
Camps Bay has no high rise hotels or fancy shopping malls and this is exactly what property owners in this area are after and have gone to great lengths to ensure that the seaside village atmosphere remains in the suburb. There are more than enough supermarkets, always fully stocked and plenty of guesthouses available.
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