Bantry Bay is one of Cape Town's most affluent suburbs. The name was changed during World War 1 from Botany Bay. Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, Lions Head, the history of Bantry Bay is vast. There is a good choice of accommodation in the area to suit all tastes and budgets, and visitors find that the location creates a wonderful seclusion from the often windy city.
Take a trip up Lions Head Mountain. The extinct volcano offers great views across the city. It is a part of Table Mountain National Park and is 669 metres above sea level.
Pan Africa Market sells goods from all over Africa. It is easy to find both craft items and jewellery at the market which also has a café selling traditional meals.
Company Gardens can be found at the base of Table Mountain and is an affluent area of the city boasting boutiques and high-end restaurants.
Bantry Bay Hotels
Bantry Bay accommodation is varied and will suit all travellers' needs. Bantry Bay hotels are suitable for both tourist's guests and business users and offer a variety of facilities and amenities. Cheap hotels in Bantry Bay are available for those with smaller budgets and many hotels have great views of the area. Bantry Bay accommodation often has their own restaurants and bars but most are a short walk from first class eateries.
Nightlife in the city is as wide and varied as one might expect from any major city. There are clubs and bars that are lively and popular with the younger generation and those who are still young at heart. There are elegant wine bars for those who want a more sophisticated night out, theatres, cinemas and regular concerts are also popular activities as the night draws in across the city and there are also options for those who need a low-cost night out.