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The tiny suburb of Three Anchor Bay consists of a small section of beachside promenade and a few residential blocks along the Atlantic seaboard in Cape Town, South Africa.
Three Anchor Bay lies plumb between the pulsating, vibrant Sea Point suburb and the green recreational parks of Green Point.
The bay area in Three Anchor Bay was once a useful smuggler’s cove before a British Governor put a stop to these activities by placing a chain across the bay, one side fastened to the mainland and the other secured by 3 anchors.
Three Anchor Bay’s beach is now used as a launching point for water sport enthusiasts and the car park is perpetually full with people enjoying the sea views or jogging along the promenade.
The suburb is a convenient base from which to enjoy the best of Cape Town.
Things to do
Being so centrally located, many of Cape Town’s major attractions are within walking distance: the V & A Waterfront for superb dining, big brand shopping and water activities, the Green Point Lighthouse and Biodiversity Park and sun tanning beaches along the Sea Point promenade and beyond.
Enjoy a swim at the nearby attractive Camps Bay and Clifton beaches. If surfing is your thing, join up with the locals at Glen Beach or further along the coast at Llandudno.
Catch the bus to the Cableway and take the cable car up Table Mountain or attempt a hike to the peak.
Drive the scenic route via Hout Bay and the striking Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, the most south-westerly point of Africa.
Where to Eat
Always busy, the vibrant Giovanni's Deli-world in Green Point offers excellent Mediterranean-style meals to the packed crowds.
Café Royale in Green Point has a stylishly decorated interior and patio serving masterful creations from the inventive Chef.
The Buzbey Grill is an old school restaurant with a cosmopolitan menu. Expect a wait while the chef expertly prepares your meal from scratch. The pan fried calamari dish is popular with returning patrons.
Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro is a dinner-theatre venue where you can enjoy a buffet meal and show. Local artists perform in a variety of acts including cabaret, comedy and jazz troupes.
The perfect place for a sundowner, La Vie Café and Bar is located close to the beach and a popular venue for a relaxed evening spent enjoying a light meal and a few drinks.
Revel in a stage performance at the Theatre on The Bay in Camps Bay. Ask your host to find out what’s on.
Where to Stay
Any beach holiday is complimented by stunning sea or mountain views and the elegant and modern accommodation offerings in Three Anchor Bay either look out over the Atlantic Ocean or have views of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head.
Air Cape Town International Airport is a 20 minute drive (20km) from Three Anchor Bay.
Car Several car rental agencies are located in Sea Point, in the city and at the airport to hire a vehicle, or you could order a rental online.
Taxi Many taxi companies operate in Cape Town. If you have the Uber app, request a ride via your mobile.
Bus The MyCiti bus service operates shiny new buses throughout the city and to outlying suburbs.
Did you know?
The young, troubled poet Ingrid Jonker committed suicide here by drowning in 1965. She was 21 at the time. Her contribution to poetry was recognised by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 State of the Nation address when he read out her moving poem titled Die Kind (The Child).
Crazy members of the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association regularly venture into the icy sea to swim from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island, a gruelling 10km distance.
More than 450 ships have wrecked in Table Bay surrounding this section of the coast.