Top Luxury Atlantic Seaboard Stays.

One of Cape Town’s most luxurious corners, the Atlantic Seaboard is brimming with beach bungalows, five star guesthouses and opulent villas for families and friends to enjoy, especially during the festive season. The areas of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno unveil their best bits in South Africa’s summer and coax visitors to their beaches, coves, pools, restaurants and bars. Find shade beneath your umbrella on Camps Bay beach, have a sunset picnic on Llandudno and tan to your heart’s delight on one of the four clifton beaches.



Llandudno is a residential area cascading down the slopes of the mountain and boasts some of the best views in the world. All activities here are centered around the beach so if you’re looking to stay here; you can look forward to morning beach walks and swims, surfing ( if you’re fairly proficient) and sunset picnics.

Our Llandudno Stay Suggestion:

The Senior Sun Suite – Soul on Llundudno 

This luxurious 6-bedroom establishment will leave you breathless with its unique design and outstanding sea views from all angles.The house is divided into three levels and present a glimpse of the beautiful vast ocean from all angles. There is a large dining and lounge area on the middle level leading to the pool deck with spectacular sea views, sun loungers and couches where you can take in the marvelous sunsets.

Choose to take a dip in the pool, order a cocktail from the friendly butler on-site and just soak up the sun on our wooden decks outside. When those hot summer days really hit, you can level up your aircon in your suite and help yourself to a refreshing drink from your mini-bar.

Book your stay at the Soul on Llandudno.

Photo Credit: Soul on Llandudno.

Camps Bay

On any given day, the ‘Miami’ of Cape Town is bustling with beachgoers, outdoor yoga enthusiasts, shoppers, hungry tourists and families. The Atlantic ocean yields some icy water which can also get quite rough here, so if you prefer calmer waters or you have young kids, visit the tidal pool to the left of the beach. In season there are lifeguards on the main beach and there are often umbrellas and loungers available for hire.

Choose from any number of restaurants such a Primi priatti for Italian, Caprice for sundowners, Kauai for healthier alternatives and Gelato Mania for ice-cream of every flavour. (Or see our list of Top Ten Restaurants in Camps Bay)

Our Camps Stay Suggestion:

The Bay Hotel

With the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range as a backdrop and the Atlantic Ocean less than a minutes walk away, The Bay Hotel boasts an unrivalled beachfront location in Camps Bay.

Start your day with breakfast at Tides restaurant then retreat to one of the 4 hotel pools, followed by a spa treatment , for a day of rest and relaxation. Alternatively, if a more adventurous stay is what you seek, book a tour or activity and go explore Cape Town and its surrounds.As the day draws to an end, secure your seat at Sandy B or Caamil’s Bar for a celebratory drink as the sun disappears over the Atlantic Ocean.

For a few suggestions of what to do during your Camps Bay Stay, check out our list of Top 10 Activities in Camps Bay.

Book your stay at the Bay Hotel now.

Photo Credit: Bay Hotel


Clifon, its four beaches and surrounds are amongst some of the most desired properties in the Mother City. You can choose from an array of apartments with incredible views or rent a bungalow right on the beach.

These beaches are a favourite amongst tourists and locals and sun worshipers tend to bask out here for an entire day armed only with tanning oil and beach games. Be mindful that the sun is very harsh in South Africa so apply sunscreen regularly and make sure you bring some share with you.


Our Clifton Stay suggestion:

Bungalow 52

At Bungalow 52 you can sit back and enjoy the serenity of a Clifton sunset while the waves quietly roll out at your feet. It’ll soon be crystal clear why this villa  urges guests to frequently make return visits.

This four bedroom bungalow is situated right on the best beach in Cape Town; Clifton 4th Beach. This beach is protected from the wind and said to have a similar vibe to that as St. Barts. Relaxed, with plenty of beach action to choose from– paddle boarding, sea-kayaking or sun worshipping.

Book your Bungalow 52 Stay for this summer.

Photo Credit: Bungalow52


Check out the latest travel stats for 2016

We are proud to bring you The AccommoDirect Travel Stats 2016.

We analysed our travel bookings data over the last 12 months to bring you some interesting travel info and inspiration.

To find the most expensive and luxurious destinations, we took the price per listing per night of the top 20 most expensive listings in each area based on their advertised rates. The clear hot-spots are the Atlantic Seaboard in the Western Cape and luxury game reserves in Mpumalanga. No surprises here, the Camps Bay/Clifton beaches are South Africa’s answer to the French Riviera and our game parks are well-managed and well-stocked with a variety of game.

Next, we looked at the most economical area’s price per listing per night for the budget traveller by reviewing the 20 most affordable accommodation in each area. The spread is pretty even, showing there are great affordable options (mostly self-catering, campsites or backpacker) in most destinations across South Africa. What is most evident is that the list shows a mix of bookings in both big city suburbs and small towns in remote places.

We then reviewed the ratings from travellers by each area they stayed.  Constantia in the Western Cape was the clear winner of city and town suburbs, followed closely by St Lucia in KZN and Camps Bay at number 4, while Limpopo attained the top spot in the province ratings, beating out the Western Cape.

The Top 10 Regions list is somewhat of a surprise with the Kruger National Park coming in at number 10, normally in the top 3 and an indication that South Africa is regarded nowadays as far more than just a wildlife destination.

The high occupancy rate across all accommodation types has been attributed to the poor performance of the Rand over the last 2 years, strengthening other currencies and making South Africa an attractive and affordable destination. International visitors get good bang for their buck and enjoy unique experiences throughout every region in the country.

The stats show high approval ratings by travellers in all categories of accommodation and across all areas, and if the Rand continues to under-perform, the tourism industry can look forward to a bumper year ahead!

Travel StatsSA Travel Stats 2016

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