Camps Bay is pretty much the Leblon of Cape Town.
Having spent the transition from 2015 to 2016 carefully testing the beaches of Rio, and recently having spent most of my time comparing sunsets in Cape Town, I couldn’t help but notice some similarities.
Not only are both, absolutely stunning beaches, flanked by mountains, but each represents one of the most affluent areas in their respective cities.
Similarly, both beaches stare endlessly into the South Atlantic Ocean, each bragging amazing sunsets.
With the sun setting upstage center in Camps Bay, magnificently illuminating the chest of its mountainous spectator.
While in Leblon the sun sets down-left on the aquatic stage, backlighting and deifying Morro Dois Irmãos.
Their main differences lie with their waters and popularity.
Leblon and Ipanema are tropical beaches buzzing with life and Caipirinhas (yet significantly less than Copacabana).
Camps Bay is comparatively less busy, and has colder and more dangerous currents.
And if the rip currents and water temperature don't bother you,
bear in mind that this is Africa,
Nevertheless, I highly suggest going down to Camps Bay to fully enjoy the sunset after a day of hiking.
While there are plenty of superb restaurants on the promenade, I enjoyed grabbing a seafood linguine at ZenZero restaurant.