Camps Bay Beach,
Camps Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town. In summer it attracts a large number of foreign visitors as well as South Africans looking for a beach holiday. It is renowned for its white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees and has a trendy nightlife.
As you can see, this portion of the journey was absolutely beautiful. The road twists and turns along the coastline, and around every bend there is more and more to see. We sat on the upper deck for a while, skipping a few bus stops and rather taking in the mountains, the ocean, and the perfect weather.
Justin listens attentively to all the interesting facts about this area which are being broadcast to those onboard the bus via individual headsets. He doesn’t look too impressed… Maybe he had it on the wrong language. At this point, I was too busy taking pictures to keep my earphones in. The girls next to me were chatting about me to each other in Afrikaans, and they were completely oblivious to the fact that I could understand them. Tisk tisk girls!
Anyone who has been here knows that this water is so cold that it takes your breath away! This city is known for it’s cold ocean waters, however this is greatly influenced by which Cape Town beach you will be visiting. Cape Town is flanked by the warmer Indian Ocean on its east coast and by the cooler Atlantic Ocean on its west coast. Beaches on the eastern seaboard range in temperatures between 12 and 17 degrees celcius (and sometimes they can be warmer) and beaches on the western seaboard are much colder, ranging between 10 and 14 degrees.
Mouille Point is the suburb situated between the V&A Waterfront to east, Green Point to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the north and east. The suburb hugs along the coastline, and consists primarily of high-end apartment blocks.