Posted on Thursday September 14, 2023

Unforgettable Day Trips from Camps Bay

Exploring Cape Town

Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Camps Bay is not just a stunning backdrop for your stay at Ocean View House but also a perfect starting point for exploring the rich tapestry of experiences that Cape Town and its surroundings offer.

From the serene comforts of our boutique hotel, venture out to discover the diverse beauty of the Western Cape.

Sometimes, when travelling, all we want to do is stay in one spot and have a comfortable home base. All of these are day trips, which offer you the flexibility of staying in and enjoying our facilities or exploring a myriad of options that are mostly within 90 minutes of scenic driving.

1. Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
Only an hour’s drive from Ocean View House, Cape Point offers breathtaking ocean views, rugged cliffs, and the famous Cape of Good Hope. It’s a place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet in a spectacular show of nature’s force. Don’t miss the chance to visit the iconic lighthouse and immerse yourself in the area’s rich maritime history.

2. Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
A trip to the Cape region would be incomplete without exploring its world-renowned wine routes. Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, with their rolling vineyards and historic estates, are less than an hour away. Enjoy a day of wine tasting, gourmet dining, and soaking up the picturesque landscapes for which these regions are celebrated.

3. The Historical Heart of Cape Town
Discover the vibrant history and culture of Cape Town itself. Visit the Castle of Good Hope, the colourful streets of Bo-Kaap, and the bustling V&A Waterfront. Each site is steeped in history and offers a unique glimpse into the city’s diverse heritage.

4. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Just a short drive from Camps Bay, the 528-hectare Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are a haven for nature lovers – and have been for over 100 years. Walk among thousands of indigenous plants, enjoy the treetop canopy walkway, and if your timing is right in summer, catch an open-air concert against the backdrop of Table Mountain.

5. Hermanus: Whale Watching Paradise
If you’re happy to travel a little further, Hermanus is a much-relished seaside town up the east coast. Although visiting between June and November is the best time to catch the whales, there is always a good reason to venture out to this coastal gem.

Every day trip from Camps Bay is an adventure waiting to happen. At Ocean View House, we’re committed to making your stay not just comfortable but filled with experiences that resonate with the beauty and diversity of Cape Town. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventurous excursion, our boutique hotel serves as the perfect base to explore, unwind, and create memories that last a lifetime.


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