Clifton at a glance

Sweeping vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, sandy beaches and luxury real estate nestled on the cliffs all form part of the what makes Clifton such a sought-after residential area.

The upmarket suburb of 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.

The beaches at Clifton are divided into four distinct coves by stretches of granite boulders and, whilst they may not be very imaginatively named, 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th, their beauty makes names rather superfluous.

The four beaches of Clifton are well protected from the notorious south-easterly and, whilst there is the occasional wave, most simply lap at the shoreline. Staying here often has the added bonus of quiet evenings as the throngs tend to head off just up the road to Camps Bay’s many restaurants, clubs and bars as Clifton offers little in the way of restaurants and has no shops to speak of.

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Market & Opinion
Cashing in on Cape luxury
29 Jun 2020
Although the luxury sector usually bears the brunt in a market slump, often showing the biggest decline in property sales and sale prices, it’s also the sector where savvy investors, especially cash buyers, use the brief window of opportunity to swoop in and snap up deals.
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Clifton 3rd Beach bungalow snapped up at auction for R17.84 million
19 Jun 2020
A South African buyer has snapped up the ocean-level 3rd Beach bungalow in the exclusive Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton, that was auctioned this month.
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Opportunity knocks as Atlantic Seaboard R20m-plus sales fall to ten-year low
18 Jun 2020
With just four sales for this year, the R20 million-plus super luxury Atlantic Seaboard market has fallen to the lowest level in ten years while new listings are up to about 200 in Clifton, Camps Bay, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay.
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'Holy Grails' of Clifton property go under the hammer
26 May 2020
With the exclusive Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton at an expansion standstill, buyers are increasingly driven to secure the last of the luxury enclave’s holy grails – one of less than a handful of remaining undeveloped private plots, or an equally rare direct beach access ocean-level bungalow that offers the best of “see and be seen” indulgent indoor-outdoor living.
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