Cape Town’s Golden Mile: Vacations in Cape Town

Walking along the Golden Mile

As a Capetonian myself, there is so much that excites me about Cape Town’s Golden mile – the atlantic seaboard coastline that stretches along the western coast of the city. Resting below the magnificent 12 Apostles Mountain Range and bordering the Atlantic Seaboard, the Golden Mile is a tranquil stretch of coastline offering some of the best vacations destinations in Cape Town.

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View From Victoria Road – Camps Bay

Since its a firm favourite for summer holidays, I’ll share some of my own favourite spots to stay at along this coast.

Check out the top places to stay along the way

First Stop Ellerman House

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The Garden at Ellerman House

Ellerman House is a breath-taking boutique hotel featuring a spa, swimming pool and exquisite ocean views. We recommend it to visitors looking for an exclusive stay near some of Cape Town’s biggest attractions – including Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and the beaches of Camps Bay. We love Ellerman House for its impressive private art collection, wine cellar, champagne cellar and list of activities that you simply don’t find elsewhere.

Next up is..The Bay Hotel

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The Bay Hotel

The Bay Hotel is a coveted beachside hotel in the Camps Bay area. Although considerably larger than some of our other options – with 78 rooms and suites – The Bay Hotel is a bright modern hotel offering great sea views. With the beach across the road, it is an ideal destination for families, beachgoers, sunbathers and socialites to enjoy the iconic beaches of Cape Town, as well as the buzzing city nightlife.

Last but not least, and one of my Top Picks: The Clarendon

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Breakfast With a View – The Clarendon in Bantry Bay

The Clarendon in Bantry Bay offers modern, luxurious boutique  B&B style accommodation in a beautiful hillside location along the peninsula – a good mix of beachy charm and 5 star sophistication. Interiors are elegant and neutral with a classic feel and the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are just minutes away. The Clarendon offers privacy, quiet, relaxation and of course never-ending Atlantic seascapes.

Staying along the Golden Mile

My favourites along Cape Town’s Golden Mile are based on insights as a local, on quality of service and accommodation, as well as the surrounding scenery and close proximity to the city’s best attractions. They’re the choices I’d make if I were visiting my own city. A stay along the Golden Mile places you in a prime position to immerse yourself in South Africa’s natural beauty, buzzing nightlife and pristine beaches for a memorable vacation in Cape Town.

If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of a vacation in Cape Town, get in touch with our South Africa travel specialists and we’ll start planning your ideal holiday in Cape Town.

Visit some of our hand-selected hotels in Cape Town.

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