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.
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).