Llandudno, Atlantic Seaboard
Llandudno beach has Blue Flag Status and as such is patrolled by lifesavers over peak season by the Llandudno Lifesaving Club every day. Always check with the lifesavers on duty about the sea conditions and where to swim when going down to the beach.
Hout Bay is a short 8 minute drive over the hill where there are numerous excellent restaurants, supermarkets and coffee shops. The very vibey Friday Hout Bay Harbour Market is well worth a visit with live music, craft beer, great food and collectible vendors.
Through Hout Bay, en route to Cape Point, is the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive, cut out of precipitous cliffs, leading to Noordhoek, where the Noordhoek Farm Village boasts a couple of excellent restaurants and shops.
This is no more than 20 minutes from Hout Bay. The Cape Point Vineyard is only a few minutes further on. Here an organic food market takes place every Thurs afternoon/evening where the vineyards excellent wines are available alongside delicious food and local craft beers.
Going through Hout Bay, East over Constantia Nek, less than half an hour from Llandudno, will bring you to the Constantia Wine Route, where South Africa’s oldest and most esteemed wine farms are clustered together. Here you can visit and taste wines on the magnificent farms of Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Beau Constantia, Eagles Nest, Constantia Glen and Constantia Uitsig.
Driving North along the scenic coast road for 15 minutes brings you to the vibrant Camps Bay beachfront strip. Here restaurants and clubs vie for your attention.
Continuing along this route takes you past Clifton Beach, through Sea Point and on to the V&A Waterfront with its Victoria Wharf shopping mall, with its international brand stores, top restaurants and movie houses and the incredible new Zeitz Museum, housing the worlds largest private collection of African Art. From Llandudno it will take no more than 30 minutes to drive to the Waterfront and all it has on offer. Here too you will find the Metropolitan Golf Club.
If you enjoy walking in nature there are a number of walks within easy reach from Llandudno where you can enjoy spectacular views and the unique Cape Fynbos floral biome.
Llandudno is the perfect balance of a natural environment within easy reach of all the facilities Cape Town and its surrounds have on offer.