Clifton, Cape Town

Clifton, Cape Town view

Clifton at a glance

From the sweeping ocean views to the white sandy beaches and opulent lifestyles of its residents, the Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton is the epitome of luxury.

The upmarket Clifton lies just beyond Bantry Bay, between Sea Point and Camps Bay, in one of the most superb settings against the backdrop of Table Mountain with awe-inspiring views of the glittering ocean and its world-renowned beaches.

The beaches at Clifton are divided into four distinct coves by stretches of granite boulders and are known by their numbers 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach, respectively. Clifton's 4th beach has also been awarded the Blue Flag award in recognition of its environmental, safety and tourist standards.

Adding to the appeal, Lion’s Head lends Clifton and adjacent areas a lot of protection from the "Cape Doctor", a summer wind common in Cape Town.

Properties in Clifton

An exclusively residential suburb, Clifton has no shops, malls, schools or restaurants in the immediate area, although all these facilities are relatively close by.

The history of Clifton properties can be traced back to the end of the Great War when returning soldiers were given narrow parcels of land by the government of the day and the city council. Today, the same parcels of land now feature incredible luxury bungalows, opulent homes and breathtaking apartments - a far cry from the modest homes that were said to have been built from cast-off packing cases.

Property sizes have absolutely no effect on the popularity of properties, which consistently reach exceptional prices, irrespective of prevailing economic conditions. Clifton also boasts Nettleton Road, arguably home to the most expensive luxury properties on the African continent and often leading the wealthiest street in South Africa lists.

Some Clifton properties have street frontage. Others can only be accessed via stairs meandering down to the highly sought after Clifton bungalows, many with direct access to the pristine beaches and the most exceptional views.

The median price of a Freehold property in Camps Bay is currently approximately R21 000 000 and R10 000 000 for Sectional title properties. (June 2021 figures).

Latest Properties in Clifton
Under Offer
R 33,000,000
Property #2247128, Apartment pending sale in Clifton
2
2
161m²
Apartment for sale in Clifton
Sunset In All Seasons
Exclusive mandate for a luxurious Clifton Beachfront apartment with 2 bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, communal pool, and beach access.
R 90,000 / month
Property #2237589, Apartment rental monthly in Clifton
3
3.5
2
312m²
Apartment to rent in Clifton
Clifton Living: Unparalleled Views Await!
Luxurious fully furnished penthouse apartment with panoramic views, three bedrooms, expansive terrace, parking, security, and concierge services available for rent.
R 59,950,000
Property #2209852, House for sale in Clifton
4
3
4
465m²
House for sale in Clifton
Location Is Everything.
This rare bungalow in Cape Town's Fourth Beach offers direct vehicle access, ocean views, open living spaces, and four bedrooms.
Development
R 79,000,000
Property #2203928, House for sale in Clifton
5
4.5
3
532m²
579m²
House for sale in Clifton
Clifton Villa - The Ultimate In Understated Luxury
A stunning 4-level villa in Victoria Road, featuring 5 en-suite bedrooms, two lounges, a salt water pool, and direct lift access.
R 69,000,000
Property #2199728, House for sale in Clifton
5
4
306m²
403m²
House for sale in Clifton
Absolute Clifton Beach Front Living
This Clifton Beach front home offers luxurious living with stunning ocean views, spacious living areas, and a private pool deck.
R 250,000 / month
Property #2198852, House rental monthly in Clifton
5
4
306m²
403m²
House to rent in Clifton
Absolute Clifton Beach Front Living
This beachfront home in Clifton offers luxury living with stunning views, spacious layout, and access to the beach and local amenities.
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Reduced
R 9,500,000
Property #2196889, Apartment for sale in Clifton
2
1
82m²
Apartment for sale in Clifton
Coastal Serenity
2-bedroom apartment in Clifton with stunning ocean views, modern design, terrace, and potential for short-term rentals. Great investment opportunity.
R 85,000,000
Property #2063080, Penthouse for sale in Clifton
4
4
3
363m²
3,843m²
Penthouse for sale in Clifton
Luxury And Lifestyle In Clifton's Exclusive Eventide
Luxury 4 bed/4 bath property with high-end finishes, car-lift access, beach access, gym, and infinity pool, designed by SAOTA.
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Sold
R 45,000,000
Property #2054612, House sold in Clifton
3
3.5
1
213m²
House for sale in Clifton
Overlooking Paradise…
A beach bungalow with stunning views, heated plunge pool, outdoor entertainment area, 3 bedrooms, wine cellar, and high-end finishes. Fully furnished.