The seaside suburb of Big Bay is a favourite for those native to Cape Town. From Big Bay, you can enjoy wonderful views of Table Mountain, the Atlantic and Robben Island without paying an arm and a leg for the pleasure. It's a child friendly location and the beaches are pet friendly, so bring your 4-legged friend along with the family for a luxurious beachside getaway.
You'll find Big Bay just off West Coast road when you're driving north. It's located right on the beach and can easily be accessed from Cape Town or Melkbosstrand.
Many of the apartment buildings and villas in Big Bay are only walking distance from the beach and enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic.
If you're not staying close to the beach and you're not up for a walk, the Myciti BRT bus runs right along the beachfront.
Big Bay is renowned for its surfing and has hosted international events such as the Red Bull Wave Africa.
Kite surfing and wind surfing are also very popular. With the variety of beachside cafes, bars and restaurants, you can take your family out to the beach to enjoy the sun and the water and then head onto a nearby eatery for lunch.
Yes! Big Bay is packed with restaurants. From the popular franchises such as KFC and McDonald's to more exclusive outlets which offer gourmet cooking and sumptuous seafood.
The nightlife in Big Bay is always upbeat. Whether you just want to have a drink, spend the night dancing or making new friends in a new city, Big Bay is the place to be. There are a number of nightclubs, bars and pubs to cater to just about anyone.
Big Bay, like most of Cape Town experiences and almost Mediterranean like climate. The winters are wet and cold without snow while the summers are warm. The Atlantic Ocean however remains cool with temperatures rarely exceeding 20°C even in summer.
If you're looking out towards the west and southwest, you can expect to see Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. At midnight on New Year's Eve, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the fireworks over the harbour at the V&A Waterfront.
If you're looking east from an elevated position you can enjoy magnificent views of Durbanville hills, to the north you'll see stunning hills untarnished by construction.
Since 2010, Big Bay has been home to phase 1 of the Myciti BRT bus route. It's cost effective, has less impact on the environment than a car and most important, they provide an excellent on time service.
From Big Bay, you're only 33KM from the airport. It's a drive of about 30 – 35 minutes depending on the traffic.
Getting to the CBD from Big Bay will only take you 25 minutes, depending on the traffic. Myciti offers a direct route to the CBD.