Getting to know the luxury Atlantic Seaboard suburbs and properties

 

The uninitiated are often under the mistaken impression that Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard only consists of a few suburbs that face onto the mighty Atlantic Ocean, before it meets up with the warmer Indian Ocean at Cape Point, a natural feature that’s well known locally and abroad.

 

Although almost the entire Atlantic Seaboard has become prime, luxury property when and wherever sales occur, some of the most well-known, popular seaboard suburbs include long established, well-known suburbs, and those that were developed more recently.

 

All these Atlantic Seaboard properties are highly sought after and decidedly affluent, often despite very humble, yet equally interesting beginnings. Depending on availability, Fine & Country South Africa, one of this country’s finest estate agencies that specialises in luxury property transactions, is committed to finding that special property for each buyer in this highly specialised, luxury sector.

 

Affluent Atlantic Seaboard suburbs

 

  • Bantry Bay is on the slopes of the distinctive Lion’s Head, has wonderful views of a rocky section of the Atlantic coastline, and is also protected from the worst of Cape Town’s wind on days when it’s really blowing.

 

  • Mouille Point is a small suburb that was initiated as an area where offshore sailing vessels were to be anchored in the mid-1700s. The breakwater (mouille, the French equivalent), that was to be built was only partially completed before being abandoned. In the last part of the same century, the French constructed a battery instead.

 

  • Sea Point was named in the latter 1700s, when a group of men serving under one commander Sam Wallis were temporarily settled there to avoid a smallpox outbreak in Cape Town. In 1862, after completion of the Cape Town–Sea Point tramline, this suburb became the first of its kind that enabled workers to commute between the two areas.

 

  • Three Anchor Bay occupies a small section of the seaboard and dates back to the 1600s.

 

  • Green Point is popular with young, up-and-coming people who enjoy a vibrant lifestyle and the active night life attractions of Green Point. 

 

  • Camps Bay was originally an area occupied by the San and Khoi people. Years after the latter population was decimated by imported European diseases, smallpox and measles, only one of their old kraals remained, subsequently known as Oudekraal.

 

  • Oudekraal is not widely known, yet offers gorgeous sea views and pretty beaches

 

  • Clifton actually consists of four beaches, named numerically, and without doubt, featuring most of South Africa’s most sought-after, luxury residential properties that hug the cliffs and offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

  • Llandudno is eminently exclusive, intentionally devoid of street lights, shops and commercial enterprises, so that the pristine beauty of this secluded suburb remains undisturbed by such features.

 

  • Hout Bay’s sheltered fishing harbour features lovely seafood restaurants and fisheries, where the freshest catches of the day may be bought and/or enjoyed at an eatery. Residential properties include those that are palatial, luxurious and low income, depending on the area.

 

  • Fresnaye is a very affluent suburb, relatively close to Cape Town.

 

  • Bakoven is located to the south of Camps Bay, along the western Peninsula

 

  • Granger Bay is very near the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city, featuring fantastic vistas of the Atlantic and Robben Island.

 

  • Kommetjie is a peaceful town/suburb that features an extremely long, white beach that appears to stretch onward forever, but definitely to neighbouring Noordhoek

 

 

  • Scarborough is surrounded by natural Cape landscapes and was proclaimed as a conservation village in 1996. Because the “residential area” must be “of limited extent”, it is prime property.

 

  • Misty Cliffs, another conservation village, is located near Scarborough.

 

Fine & Country South Africa is your estate agent of choice to help you negotiate your way between and throughout your Atlantic Seaboard luxury property selections and transactions.

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