As its name signifies, Bantry Bay lies perched on the rocks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most exclusive bays on the Atlantic Seaboard. Crashing waves, magnificent sunsets and protection from the wind make Bantry Bay much sought after and, because of its position, an ideal base from which to explore Cape Town.
Holiday Accommodation Bantry Bay lies just outside the vibey suburb of Sea Point and, although it doesn’t have a beach of its own, you can reach the beaches of Clifton on foot or Saunders Rocks on the border of Bantry Bay and Sea Point has a little tidal pool.
Bantry Bay hugs the slopes of Lion’s Head and the very contemporary apartments that line the Bantry Bay sea front are as close to the ocean as you can get.
Bantry Bay is within easy reach of Table Mountain and the cableway, the V&A Waterfront and the city bowl are only 5 minutes away and the suburb has its own deli.
Who goes there?
Bantry Bay is filled with the elite tourists and business people who wish to experience the Cape Town hustle and bustle but not stay in the city centre.
When to visit Bantry Bay?
During the summer season (September to April), the temperatures rarely peak above 32°C, averaging about 22 – 30°C. The area is cooled by the locally-named “Doctor Wind” which keeps the city free of pollution and fresh year round. During the winter (May to August), the chilly wind and rain arrive, but the Bantry Bay suburb offers cosy accommodation with fireplaces and secluded balconies. The mercury rarely falls below 10°C in these months.