Living in the Cape Peninsula’s prestigious Atlantic Seaboard
As luxury property specialists, Fine & Country South Africa would like to highlight a few aspects of buying select properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as a few aspects of living there, in one of the most desirable, luxurious, and affluent areas of the Cape Peninsula.
Cape Town, known among South Africans as “the Mother City”, is endowed with or, depending on your point of view, blessed with incredible beauty. It is the fairest Cape, after all. Cape Town’s amazing allure includes an immense number of really diverse natural and man-made features, rare and iconic natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes and scenery, all types of attractions and activities, and a multitude of additional appealing factors, particularly those related to the ocean.
Warm and cold ocean currents
To boot, the Cape Town area’s sea shores are bounded by not just one, but two oceans – the Indian Ocean, with its pleasantly warm Agulhas current, and the waters of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, bringing the cold Benguela current to the Cape shores.
The waters of the world famous Atlantic Seaboard are on average about 8 °C colder than those on the Indian Ocean side of the city. The Atlantic offshore waters are fed by the Benguela current, making swimming and water sports in the sea that’s directly off the stunning, white sandy Atlantic Seaboard beaches, a pretty cold affair without the helpful, warming protection of a wetsuit.
Scenic beauty surpasses small inconveniences
Nonetheless, the landscapes, scenery, and sheer beauty of the Atlantic Seaboard and its luxury properties that face the Atlantic Ocean more than compensate for an occasional bit of exposure to cold water, which some prefer to describe as “refreshing” rather than cold. Cold Atlantic waters are but a minuscule, sporadic inconvenience – a small concession for the luxury of living in a property on the Atlantic Seaboard.
Cape climate and weather
Climate and weather wise, this area enjoys a Mediterranean type of climate. Soft, misty, annual rainfall occurs during winter months, transforming the landscape to vivid shades of green, so bright that it almost looks painted.
Winter occurs when successive cold fronts sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and Seaboard, bringing lower temperatures and rain to the area. Remarkably, winter night-time temperatures are generally not as cold as they are inland. The mercury seldom drops to or below freezing point.
Summers are dry and warm to hot – divine conditions for lounging on a pristine, white Atlantic Seaboard beach, perfecting a suntanned body, and sipping a glass of chilled wine while watching a Cape sunset and all the other outdoor pursuits that South Africans love and enjoy.
Four seasons and a Cape doctor
Much of summer leisure time in the Mother City revolves around the two oceans. However, it’s not impossible to experience four seasons in a single day here, and the occasional arrival of the South-easterly wind, the infamous Cape Doctor, is a fact of life here where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
Luxuriously sheltered from the wind
The Atlantic Seaboard extends from the V&A Waterfront all along the shoreline to Hout Bay. Many of the Atlantic Seaboard suburbs and their luxury properties are relatively well sheltered from the wind. These include, but are not limited to Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye, Llandudno, and Hout Bay itself.
Atlantic Seaboard luxury property specialists
If you desire a luxury property in South Africa, in an area that is sought after by buyers and investors from right across the world, a location that’s additionally close to or ideally overlooking the ocean, you should definitely consider the Atlantic Seaboard. Fine & Country South Africa is your specialist estate agency of choice to help you secure the property of your dreams.