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Posted on Tuesday, 03rd Mar 2015

Clifton, an affluent suburb known as the St. Tropez of Cape Town. This snazzy little suburb offers spectacular ocean views and is close to not one, but four world-class swimming beaches. The gorgeous sea-facing apartments of Clifton are said to be some of the most sought-after real estate in the world.

Yachts floating on a turquoise ocean, pure white sand and beautiful beach bodies all make up Clifton’s reputation as the French Riviera of South Africa. All of the beaches are safe for swimming, although be warned – the Atlantic waters are chilly, no matter what time of year you visit!

A popular spot for surfing, Clifton can be accessed by walkways leading down to the various beaches. The four beaches of Clifton are one of the few areas well protected from the notorious south-easterly wind. Outcrops of granite boulders divide the beaches into their distinct areas, namely First, Second, Third and Fourth Beach.

First Beach is a favourite among the surfers and volleyball players – it’s a veritable playground for the muscled among us. Second and Third beaches are family-friendly and popular with the 20-somethings as well as the gay community. Fourth Beach is the perfect family beach, and has excellent facilities including public toilets, changing rooms and places to buy cold drinks and snacks. Umbrellas and deck chairs are also available for rent. Blue Flag status has been awarded to Fourth Beach for adhering to stringent international environmental standards.

Lifeguards are on duty during peak season and on the weekends, and swimming is relatively safe – although one should never underestimate the undertow.

Events at Clifton:

  • Moonstruck Summer Beach Concert on Clifton 4th

  • Wavescape Movie Night on Clifton 4th

  • Fire Dancing on Clifton 2nd

Posted in Jewels of Southern Africa

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