The Tour de France meanders through some of the most idyllic countryside in Europe but the Cape Town Cycle Tour gives it a run for its money with the natural beauty on offer for riders and spectators.
Cyclists taking part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour are spoilt for choice, experiencing beautiful mountain views as well as majestic ocean views. Cycling from Camps Bay, to Muizenberg and back around to Llandudo, it’s an epic race for those wanting a scenic route. Each neighbourhood that the race passes through boasts its own set of attributes but certain neighbourhoods stand out. In these areas, there are a multitude of mansions that most of us can only dream of owning.
Indulge yourself for a moment and explore these dream abodes in some of Cape Town’s most scenic spots, along the world-class Cape Town Cycle Tour route.
The Southern Suburbs of Cape Town are seen by many as the perfect place to bring up children as there are good schools and many large homes available in this area. Outdoor lovers revel in Constantia, with the vast amount of outdoor activities available, such as horse riding and mountain biking along the green belt. Situated among the country’s most famous wine estates, this home is done in a classic colonial style that embraces the mountain views. The exclusivity of the Silverhurst Estate adds to the elegance of this home, with grass tennis courts and roughly 7 acres of landscaped gardens surrounding the homes. The large family room overlooks the patio and this home has a formal lounge and built-in bar for entertaining in style.
2. Camps Bay
Camps Bay is comfortably wrapped between the coastline and the mountains and offers an exclusive lifestyle to residents. The beaches in Camps Bay and Clifton are some of the best in South Africa, if not the world. With a 3 bedroom home costing an average of R14.2 million, property on the Atlantic Seaboard is pricey and the current economic slump hasn’t dampened the market in this area. This grand home showcases the awe-inspiring location to perfection. With every bedroom facing the ocean, the view can be experienced from all over the house. With glorious outdoor spaces complementing the luxury indoor areas, as well as a gym with a steam room, this home is fit for a king.
This area has one of the most picturesque long, white sandy beaches on the peninsula. It’s the perfect neighbourhood for those who enjoy watersports and seaside living. This holiday suburb plays host to some of the most expensive property in the Western Cape, along with some of most breath-taking views. Situated next to the nature reserve, this home boasts unobstructed ocean and mountain views. More than one fireplace, a Jacuzzi and a built-in barbeque give this home all the bells and whistles one could ask for. The main bedroom on the fifth floor has a large patio which is the ideal place to watch the sun go down on a balmy summer night.
4. Fish Hoek
This area offers safe homes for families who enjoy a sense of community. The lifestyle is slow and relaxed and offers residents superb natural surroundings for outdoor activities. It’s all about the view in Fish Hoek, particularly from this home. The average price of a 4 bedroom home in Fish Hoek is around R4 million. Cyclists in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, as well as residents of Fish Hoek experience magnificent sights over the ocean and the Fish Hoek Valley. This home is no different, and adds a light and spacious interior to the list of design features. The engineered terraces give this home an eclectic, yet luxury style.
Chapman’s Peak is one of the main attractions of this neighbourhood, and many people choose to live here to get away from bustling city life. It’s a small community in Noordhoek, which creates a relaxed, family-friendly vibe. This home incorporates spacious living with entertainment areas, to create a space that flows freely from one room to another. This elegant masterpiece has a sparkling pool, along with magnificent views of two oceans. Large glass doors make this home flow effortlessly from indoors to the outdoors.
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