Travel + Leisure is one of the world’s most influential travel publications, and each year, they publish their must-visit places; this year, Camps Bay gets a nod.
Global (14 April 2021) – From the white sandy beaches of Greece and Florida to the rolling waves of every tropical island under the sun, you imagine a perfect beach, and it’s probably on the Travel + Leisure list of most beautiful beaches in the world.
The world-renowned publication recently shared their ’25 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World’, and South Africa’s Camps Bay was included among the greats.
The travel acknowledgement is a great source of pride for South Africa. Our beaches are some of the best globally, and many have blue flag status, including Camps Bay. Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) aims to help South Africa reach 100 blue flag beaches by 2030. There are currently 48 blue flag beaches in the country.
Travel + Leisure added Camps Bay Beach to their list alongside Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece (think pink sand and clear blue water), Nungwi Beach, Tanzania, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, to name just a few.
This is what they had to say about Camps Bay.
“Truly beautiful beaches tend to be remote-island destinations far from urban buzz. A big exception is Camps Bay Beach, right in vibrant Cape Town. Backed by iconic Table Mountain, the beach offers a huge expanse of feathery sand and beautiful blue water. There’s plenty on tap in the Mother City beyond sun and surf: exploring the cobbled streets and colourful facades in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, hiking or riding the aerial cableway to the top of Cape Town’s famous flat-topped mountain, and braving Chapman’s Peak, the hair-raising ocean drive through rocky cliffs tumbling into the South Atlantic. Safaris, famous vineyards, whale-watching, and shark-diving all make easy day trips.” – Travel + Leisure
You can find the full list of beaches here.