Bakoven Area Information

Just beyond the trendy suburb of Camps Bays is Bakoven, an elite and secluded suburb whose privacy is highly sought after. This small suburb features some of the most exclusive accommodation in the Cape Town area. 

Climbing up the slopes of Table Mountain and matched in style and elegance only by the ocean which it overlooks, the suburb of Bakoven on the Atlantic Seaboard is a perfect entrance to the Cape Town lifestyle.


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Use the suburb as a tucked-away base for your Cape Town holiday, or simply spend a few luxurious days and nights in your accommodation, watching the sea mist roll in off the Atlantic Ocean. Bakoven is divided into two parts: the area above Victoria Road and the area below it. Above the road the accommodation is luxurious and chic, whereas the accommodation below the main road makes full use of the ocean vistas in the charming bungalows and seaside cottages. The private beach in Bakoven is known for its exclusive atmosphere and bleached-white sands. Stay in the exclusive Bakoven area and choose from any of the luxury Cape Town accommodation that is situated here.

Who goes there?

The beach at Bakoven is fiercely protected by the locals, as is the suburb. However, if you play your cards right and don't make too much of a fuss about being a tourist, you will be accepted with open and welcoming arms. Bakoven is frequented by the Cape Town elite, the rich and famous, and most importantly by a bevy of beautiful bodies. If you want a quiet and tranquil place to relax and take some time out just for you, spend a few days in this suburb which has often been called Camps Bay's little sister.

When to visit Bakoven?

The best time to visit Bakoven is usually between November and April, as this is when the summer sun is at its height. The day time temperatures are usually between 22-25oC (72o-77oF), which make beach hopping an ideal pastime. May to September is the winter season, with maximum temperatures of 18oC (65oC (65oF). Although chilly, windy, and usually rainy, the storms which Cape Town is famous for are worth watching, especially from a Bakoven accommodation venue on the cliffs the sight of the storms rolling in from the sea is not to be missed.

Close By Attractions

    * Camps Bay: Just up the road is the chic suburb of Camps Bay, a trendy and hip place where you can find all the restaurants, clubs, and street cafes to tickle your fancy. The beach is by far the area's biggest attraction, with perfect cold azure seas and bleached-white sands to entice you.
    * V&A Waterfront: A five minute drive further up the coast will bring you to the popular shopping destination of the Waterfront. This mall / working harbour is a perfect port of call for any shopaholic or tourist looking for that perfect bric-a-brac.

Things to do near Bakoven

Sun tanning and star gazing are the most popular activities in this quaint suburb. If a hectic nightlife is what you seek, then Camps Bay is up the road and across the street. Bakoven itself is a local suburb, with many palatial homes but does not boast much in the way of restaurants and nightlife.

Restaurants and Entertainment

Camps Bay, just up the road from Bakoven, is your best bet for restaurants and nightlife. A quick walk to the main road will present you with a vast array of opportunities including street cafes, a theatre, clubs, and the beach for which Camps Bay is so famed.

Getting around

A bus stop is just a few moments up the road, on the main drag of Camps Bay. From here you can catch the Hop On Hop Off bus and take a peninsula trip in the open top bus. These are affordable means of transport for a bustling population, and can take you anywhere you wish to go, provided it is in the city surrounds. Private hire taxis are available; make sure you enquire with your Bakoven accommodation as to the prices and telephone numbers of this mode of transport.

Further a field

Venture up the cliffs of Table Mountain, or simply take the rotating cable car, and see Bakoven from a different angle. The panoramic views up here will take your breath away. There is also plenty to entice and please you in the city centre, from fashion shows to art galleries, markets to theatres. At the V&A Waterfront, you'll find the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Robben Island ferry station.