Llandudno, which is only 18 km from the city’s centre and can be reached via one of the city’s most picturesque drives—over Suikerbossie Hill from Hout Bay or along Victoria Road in the opposite direction from Camps Bay—is located in a quiet cove with one of the city’s most secluded and stunning beaches. Although Llandudno is a wealthy neighbourhood with real estate prices well into the millions, the area’s people still think of it as a little beach village because there are no stores or street lights. This is further supported by the fact that there is little parking available for beachgoers in Llandudno and that only one road leads there. The Welsh village of the same name inspired the name of Llandudno, located in the shadow of mountains.
Little Lion’s Head and the Karbonkelberg Mountain extend in one direction, while The Twelve Apostles spread out to the side. The stunning beach, known for its white beaches, clear waters, and enormous boulders, is perhaps one of the most picturesque in Cape Town. It is also a favourite for beach sports like volleyball, beach rugby, and surfing, as well as for sunbathing and family picnics.
The fynbos in the surrounding countryside extends off in both directions, mostly unspoilt, and the beach is still pristine. A 20-minute stroll from Sunset Rocks will take you to Sandy Bay, the well-known nudist beach, and a five-minute drive from Llandudno will take you to the village of Hout Bay, which has a ton of eateries, shops, and other family-friendly alternatives.
There are no restaurants or stores in Llandudno (which keeps the suburb private and exclusive). The colourful, dynamic hamlet of Hout Bay is just a quick 5-minute drive away. Hout Bay is a charming fishing town with lots of restaurants, upscale retail areas, countless tourist attractions, enjoyable activities for the entire family, and great options for vacation lodging. You can go 20 minutes farther to enjoy the renowned restaurants, world-class wine farms, and luxury Steenberg Golf Estate in the Constantia Valley.