The Best, Most Scenic Llandudno Activities

Lovely Llandudno is a small but dreamy Cape Town suburb. Blessed with a beautiful beach, gorgeous ocean views and close proximity to mainstream tourist and local haunts like Hout Bay and Camps Bay, it’s a great place to go when you want to escape from the crowds – but still enjoy the best the Mother City has to offer.

Here are some of the top activities to enjoy in (and near) Llandudno:

#1 Surf’s up at Llandudno Beach

More remote than beaches like Camps Bay or Clifton, many people agree that Llandudno Beach is a special find.

For surfing – something it is quite famous for – it is, however, best suited to more experienced surfers. Nonetheless, it is certainly an excellent spot for riding the waves.

In a big swell, it takes some courage, it must be said – but with its beautiful waters, quiet, charming beach, chunky granite boulders and natural wind-protection during summer, it makes for a wonderful spot to surf and enjoy a day out by the sea.

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Website: surfsisters.co.za

Address: Llandudno Beach, LLandudno, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Bare it all at Sandy Bay

While Sandy Bay is famously a nudist beach (meaning this is a no-go for kids!) and is quite tricky to access (although you can apparently use Llandudno Beach’s car park as an access path or take a 20-minute walk from the northern end of Hout Bay) – it remains, by all accounts, a beach gem.

It’s quiet, clean, safe and best of all, there are loads of private and secluded spots for those who wish to roam free – or sunbathe responsibly without getting any pesky tan lines – without being disturbed by passers-by or fellow beachgoers.

Enjoy the beauty and the quiet, as you catch some rays… without restraints!

Note: Please remember this is a nudist-friendly beach so it is not kid-friendly and parking is not easily accessible close to this beach, meaning you need to park further afield and walk.

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Address: Sandy Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Sunset picnics at Llandudno Beach

While swimming is not strongly advised at Llandudno (particularly as the waves can get choppy), it is famous for something else entirely: beach picnics!

And, with its sheltered setting, stunning views and beautiful stretch of beach, it is the perfect spot to head for a late afternoon or sunset picnic.

Best of all – because the beach is a bit quieter than most in the city – it’s a great spot for kiddies to play all day long… So pack in a picnic basket and head to the beach!

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Address: LLandudno Beach, Llandudno, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Beach walks along Llandudno

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Sunset On The Rocks

Few beaches in Cape Town are as sheltered or as scenic as Lladudno Beach. Given this, it is the ideal beach to head for a pleasant, slow stroll or an impressive photo session.

With the marvellous Atlantic, a delightful stretch of protected beach and incredible mountain views of the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head in the distance… this is one extremely lovely beach.

So bring your camera and enjoy visiting Llandudno Beach.

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Address: LLandudno Beach, Llandudno, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Drive along Chappies

Arguably one of the best coastal drives South Africa – and indeed, the world – has to offer is Chapman’s Peak Drive… So, given this, while you’re in the area – why not take a slow, scenic drive from Llandudno to Chappies? After all, it’s not too far away (+/- 10 kilometres)… and it is certainly worth the trip!

Expect to be wowed by both the engineering marvels and natural beauty alike, as towering cliff faces, majestic ocean views and heart-in-mouth twists and turns make this an entirely unforgettable driving experience.

There are also some incredible picnic and lookout spots to enjoy, particularly if you wish to savour this paid experience a little while longer.

Contact:  +27 (021) 791 8220

Website: www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za

Address: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za

These are the best, most scenic experiences to enjoy near Llandudno and its gorgeous beach… Which are you most looking forward to experiencing?

Five Fabulous Restaurants near Llandudno

The dreamy, ocean-fronting suburb of Llandudno may be small and somewhat tucked away – but it’s a true Cape Peninsula gem all the same.

Without the mild snottiness of Camps Bay or Clifton, this beautiful suburb has it all: peace and quiet, a gorgeous beach and of course, close proximity to important Cape Town attractions like Lion’s Head, Camps Bay Beach, Hout Bay, Table Mountain and even the CBD.

So whether you’re visiting for the day or staying over, here are five wonderful eateries to visit just a stone’s throw away from lovely Llandudno:

#1 Suikerbossie Restaurant & Estate

Suikerbossie may be a famous wedding venue – but this beautiful estate, which is flanked on the west by Llandudno’s own beach, offers some incredible food too!

During the working week (except on Mondays, when the restaurant is closed), there is a lovely a la carte menu available – but it’s undoubtedly the Sunday buffet that has everyone scrambling for a table.

On Sundays and public holidays, visitors can expect to tuck into either a breakfast or lunch buffet of note and enjoy soaking up the sensational views and interiors of this classy establishment.

Whenever you choose to visit, you can’t go wrong with Suikerbossie’s charming restaurant.

Please note:  The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and tea – and prior booking is essential.

Contact: +27 (021) 790 1450/5933, dave@suikerbossie.co.za

Website: www.suikerbossie.co.za

Address: Suikerbossie Restaurant & Estate, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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www.suikerbossie.co.za

#2 La Cuccina

If one thing is true of La Cuccina, it is that the food here is prepared with immense love and passion.

This beautiful eatery offers a range of choices to suit every palate, diet and eating trend – with everything from chicken and meat dishes, to vegan and vegetarian and delicious pasta meals available too! (What’s more, the sides and desserts are sure to take you to food heaven.)

So whether you’re after somewhere to enjoy a wholesome meal – or are keen to pick up a pre-cooked meal for your family after a long day, La Cuccina is for you!

Note: La Cuccina now does home orders and deliveries (to selected areas) of their ready-made meals!

Contact: +27 (021) 790 8008, orders@lacuccina.co.za

Website: lacuccina.co.za

Address: La Cuccina, Victoria Mall, Corner of Victoria and Empire Roads, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Quentin at Oakhurst

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www.oakhurstbarn.com

For those looking for a sublime dining experience in and around Llandudno or Hout Bay, rejoice: the search is over. This is because Quentin at Oakhurst offers a suave, soothing and sensational restaurant.

The restaurant may sit inside a lovingly restored and renovated barn, but it’s full of anything but horses and hay… Instead, within its pretty threshold, true Cape heritage prevails and the interiors are as classy and tasteful as they come.

The food at Quentin at Oakhurst is rich in flavour, organic and mouthwatering to boot… So don’t miss visiting them for a special meal!

Contact: +27 (021) 790 4888, (072) 242 0264

Website: www.oakhurstbarn.com

Address: Quentin at Oakhurst, Oakhurst Farm, Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Massimo’s

As arguably one of the best Italian-style eateries in the Mother City, Massimo’s needs little introduction – if any, to be frank.

But, just in case you haven’t heard of or visited it yet, here’s what we can tell you about it: it’s outstanding!

This restaurant offers an airy, lovely space, with great food and service to complement the dining atmosphere. In particular, their wood-fired pizzas (with excellent, fresh toppings) are a winner every time!

There is a beautiful, family- and dog-friendly vibe, which permeates through every inch of this lovely eatery, cementing a memorable and homely dining experience.

Note: In addition to its standard offerings, Massimo’s also offers a full vegan menu. Guests are able to dine in or enjoy takeaways.

Contact:  +27 (021) 790 5648

Website: www.massimos.co.za

Address: Massimo’s, Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Clay Cafe

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claycafe.co.za

Not only does the Clay Cafe make for an incredibly fun experience for the whole family – especially the kiddies – thanks to their ceramic painting and awesome parties – but it also offers a charming restaurant space for guests to enjoy.

The setting is laid-back and gorgeous and the food is very good. What’s more, Clay Cafe caters to Halaal dining, as well as vegetarians and vegans, meaning that no one has to get left hungry or out in the cold, so to speak.

With a yummy array of breakfasts, lunches, pizzas, burgers, cakes and more to choose from… Clay Cafe is one food spot that the whole family will surely love!

Contact: 076 810 5120, info@claycafe.co.za

Website: claycafe.co.za

Address: Clay Cafe, 4080 Main Road, opposite
Bokkemanskloof Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just five of the delightful eateries that you can enjoy near Llandudno (and Hout Bay), as you explore this glorious part of Cape Town!