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Escape the Crowds at Oudekraal

8 Things to Do in Camps Bay, South Africa

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In summer, Camps Bay Beach can get crowded. If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet, consider driving 10 minutes south along scenic Victoria Road to Oudekraal beach instead. Once a refuge for escaped slaves, the beach is now an off-the-beaten-track destination for those in the know. It’s protected by massive granite boulders, allowing for wind-free sunbathing and calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. When you’ve had your fill of beach time, you’ll find shady picnic sites scattered beneath the neighboring milkwood trees. Bring your own meat and firewood, and spend the rest of the afternoon practicing the art of the South African braai.