Bantry Bay is a beautiful surburb of Cape Town , one of the most exclusive and upmarket residential areas of the city situated next to Clifton
It was originally called Botany Bay after a botanical garden that was planted here for the cultivation of medicinal herbs. The name was changed during World War I. Bantry Bay is known to be the most wind free area in Cape Town. Secluded & protected, the inhabitants of this exclusive area enjoy about 290 wind free days per year - a significant fact given Cape Town's windy climate
It is overlooked by Lion's Head, which is the eroded core of an ancient volcano. There is a plaque on the seashore that commemorates the observation by Charles Darwin, that during his visit to the Cape, this was noted as the site of a unique geological feature, being the intrusion of Basaltic volcanic rock into granitic rock.
Bantry Bay beaches:
Close proximity to Camps Bay Beach & Clifton Beach. Saunders Rock Beach is suitable if you want to get away from the crowds at Camps Bay beach.