Bantry Bay tours & holiday packages

Cape Town's wind-free suburb

Stay in luxury accommodation on the city's Atlantic seaboard, sheltered from the winds that famously buffet the rest of the city.

Bantry Bay is a very small suburb at the foot of Lion's Head, wedged between the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay on one side and Sea Point, with its broad, paved promenade, on the other. It's an affluent suburb, mostly residential, giving travellers the peace and quiet of suburban life while being conveniently close to some of Cape Town's best attractions. 

Apart from the luxury hotels on the seafront, with their views of rocky shores and the Atlantic Ocean, Bantry Bay has many upmarket self-catering apartments that are serviced daily. Grocery stores are within walking distance, giving travellers the option to cook for themselves or enjoy a night in instead of spending every evening out on the town.

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Adel Groenewald says

Bantry Bay has the best little spots to sit on the rocks at sunset. It's always nice and quiet here.

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But if you want to go out and explore the city, taxis are ready and waiting at your doorstep during the day and evening. Restaurants, bars, cafe's and lounges are only five minutes away and the V&A Waterfront only 15. Bantry Bay is a great place to base yourself if you want to be close to all Cape Town's attractions without having to worry about the crowds and the noise once you get back home.

The best part of Bantry Bay, of course, is that it's known as the suburb with the least amount of wind. The bay's curves shelter it and the people living here claim to have about 290 wind-free days per year – a significant fact given Cape Town's windy climate.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bantry Bay

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

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Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Bantry Bay safaris

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…


from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…


from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

Suzanne McKeen

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