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One of the most photographed scenes in Cape Town is of the colourful Victorian beach huts and tidal pool at St James Beach. Grand old homes on the hillside overlook this picturesque setting that is located along the False Bay coastline of the Cape Peninsula.
The desirable suburb of St James was once a part of millionaire’s mile, an area reserved for luxurious holiday homes for the mid-1900 wealthy. Many of these homes are still standing amongst leafy gardens.
St James is a prime location for whale watching and the city’s shark spotters are positioned higher up the hillside in Boyes Drive to look out for great whites entering the bay.
There is a scenic seaside walk along the shoreline in either direction from St James to Kalk Bay harbour or Muizenberg surfing beach.
Top 8 reasons to visit St James
1. Grab a towel and swim in the tidal pool or in the waves... Show more
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.