ABOUT CLIFTON

THE AREA & SURROUNDS

Home to Millionaire’s Row, fashionable Clifton is known as Cape Town’s St Tropez, and its four beautiful beaches attract holidaymakers in their droves. Yachts floating on a turquoise ocean, white, sandy beaches and beautiful bodies all make up Clifton’s reputation as the French Riviera of South Africa. The city has several notable cultural attractions. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Port of Cape Town, is the city’s most visited tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular shopping venues, with several hundred shops and the Two Oceans Aquarium, Nelson Mandela Gateway, through which ferries depart for Robben Island. It is possible to take a ferry from the V&A to Hout Bay, Simon’s Town and the Cape Fur Seal colonies on Seal and Duiker Islands.

Clifton Beach (400 m), Lions Head and Table Mountain ( 1km), Lions Head ( 1km), Camps Bay Beach ( 1.8 km), Long Street ( 3km), Cape Town Tourist Centre ( 4.3km), V&A Waterfront ( 5km), Century City ( 13km), Kirstenbosch Botannical Gardens ( 7.8km) Robben Island( 15km) Cape Town Convention Centre ( 5km), The Stellenbosch Winelands ( 38km), Franschoek Winelands ( 63km). * Distances are not exact.

THE BEACHES

Spoilt for Choice

The gorgeous sea-facing apartments of Clifton are said to be some of the most sought-after real estate in the world. This snazzy little suburb offers spectacular ocean views and is close to four spectacular swimming beaches. Cape Town is spoilt by the selection of spectacular, top class beaches. The shape of the Cape coastline and backdrop of the scenic mountains means that there is always a sheltered beach to enjoy. The warm Indian Ocean and cooler Atlantic Ocean hug the Cape Peninsula meeting at Cape Point. Both Oceans open up onto white sandy beaches which are extremely popular for sunbathing, relaxing and recreational sports.

Cape Town beaches range from secluded bays to long, open stretches of sandy beaches; the choice of beach is yours, so you are likely to leave not only with a golden tan, but with fond memories of this remarkable and spectacular region.

THE WALKS

Clifton & Surrounds

Table Mountain and the surrounding Cape mountains have an abundance of excellent hiking trails and walking trails that will take you through attractive and scenic mountainous landscapes. Overlooking the city and urban areas of Cape Town you have the famous landmark of Table Mountain towering above the city. The distinctive lure of Table Mountain comes not only from its famous silhouette but also from its diverse, natural habitat that has so much for you to explore.

For a guide on various walks in the area please visit: www.uncoverthecape.co.za/hiking-guide.htm

General Safety Suggestions while venturing through National Parks and Mountains: • You should walk with at least one other person, 4 is a good number. • Inform someone where you are going and when to expect you back. • Do not venture off the path or take shortcuts if you are not absolutely certain about the route. • Choose the route according to ability, fitness, experience.

CLIMATE

General Weather

Cape Town weather is moderate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34°C, although winter temperatures can drop to below 10°C (50F). Generally, this season has many sunny days with regular afternoon breezes which generally excluses the Clifton area, due to its mountain backdrop that acts as a wind shield. During the winter months of June, July, and August, Cape Town’s weather comes with frequent rains and some chilly evenings -ideal if you plan to stay indoors and snuggle up!

Water temperatures range greatly, between 10 °C (50 °F) on the Atlantic Seaboard, to 22 °C (72 °F) in False Bay. Average annual Ocean temperatures are between 13 °C (55 °F) on the Atlantic Seaboard (similar to Californian waters, such as San Francisco or Big Sur), and17 °C (63 °F) in False Bay (similar to Northern Mediterranean temperatures, such as Nice or Monte Carlo).

Cape Point

 

Waterfront

 

Bright Painted Houses

 

Table Bay
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CLIFTON DIRECTIONS

Driving directions to Clifton Court From Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town 7490

Direction Steps Distance
1. Head south 280 m
2. Keep left at the fork 300 m
3. Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd 150 m
4. Turn right toward Airport Approach Rd 400 m
5. Take the 1st left onto Airport Approach Rd 1,6 km
6. Merge onto N2 Rd/Settlers Wy via the ramp to Cape town 11,2 km
7. Merge onto De Waal Dr 850 m
8. Take the De Waal Drive exit toward M3/Cape Town 280 m
9. Merge onto De Waal Dr 3,1 km
10. Continue onto Jutland Ave 250 m
11. Continue onto Mill St 750 m
12. Slight right onto Annadale St 200 m
13. Continue onto Orange St 350 m
14. Turn left onto Rheede St 130 m
15. Turn left onto Kloof St 220 m
16. Take the 3rd right onto Kloof Nek Rd 240 m
17. Take the 1st left onto Kloof Nek Rd/M62. Continue to follow M62 6,1 km
18. Turn right onto Victoria Rd/M6. Destination will be on the right 650 m
Clifton Court, 63 Victoria Road, Cape Town 8040