Bakoven Cottage

Bakoven, Camps Bay, Glen and Clifton Beach
The sea-side part of Bakoven is ‘n tiny suburb boarding a small, secluded beach.

Exquisite Camps Bay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town, it is loved by tourists and locals alike.

Glen Beach is a small and beautiful secluded beach adjacent to Camps Bay and Clifton 4th Beach is one of Cape Town’s Blue Flag beaches and is a popular hangout for international jet setters and beautiful locals. Take a champagne yacht cruise from the Waterfront and anchor at Clifton 4th Beach for an experience to rival the top seaside vacations of the world.

The NSRI Station 2 boathouse is situated on the beach at Bakoven. The NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) is a non-profit organization that conduct sea rescues  in South African waters. Founded in 1967, the Bakoven’s Station 2 is the oldest station in the country and has one of the fastest response times of about 10 minutes.

The Bakoven rocks create an open channel through which rescue boats can be launched. Their fleet consists of a 6-metre inshore fast response “Mallards Swift” boats with two 90 horsepower Yamaha outboard engines. Station 2 has no direct vehicle access; therefore if any additional equipment is needed, it has to be carried down or even airlifted in extreme cases.
In 1996 the base was named John Pattison base. Operations manager of the NSRI, Captain John Pattison was known to have a close relationship with the Bakoven station.

Marika's Restaurant Marika’s Restaurant
This charming little Greek restaurant is situated in Bakoven, on Victoria road. With owners Marika and Frank at the head, the restaurant has a casual atmosphere, and can seat about 40 people. A relaxed  family restaurant, it is definitely child friendly and the homemade ice-cream is a big favourite. A small front veranda area allows for al fresco dining on summer days.

Greek home cooking is the order of the day and the Meze platter comes highly recommended. Other delicious fare on the menu includes vegetarian and seafood dishes, to be complemented by a hand picked selection of excellent  local wines.

Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 18:30, or for Sunday lunch from 12:00 to 15:00

For more information or bookings phone:
Marika’s Restaurant                Tel: 021 438 2727

Camps Bay Promenade
The Promenade
With its trendy beachfront setting, the Promenade features cafe's, restaurants, cocktail venues, coffee bars and champagne bars, offering visitors scenic views of Camps Bays' white sandy beach whilst dining or toasting the end of a perfect day.

Be enticed by a diverse selection of dinner venues at the Promenade, such as the award winning Blues, which celebrates seafood and fresh local ingredients, with signature dishes such as Seared Yellow Fin Tuna and Linefish with Truffle Oil.

Theatre on the Bay Theatre on the Bay
Pieter Toerien's Theatre on the Bay offers a good mix of local and international drama, musicals, comedy, cabaret, music and dance. It is also home to the Act I Theatre Café, open for dinner both before and after the show, with a small yet diverse seasonal menu.

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