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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
Luxurious and large, Villas are ideal for those wanting to self-cater with all the comforts and amenities of high-end accommodation. These usually include several bedrooms, with at least the master ensuite. The kitchen and living areas are fully equipped with top-of-the-range facilities; making it easy to whip-up quick holiday meals or go full gourmet should you choose to. The lounge will have a full entertainment system, including Dstv, and wifi can be expected. Due to the general size of the Villas, they are best suited to families, with older children, or small to medium groups of friends.