Private & Peaceful
Llandudno is a residential suburb only 18 kms outside of Cape Town. The small coastal village lies in a dramatic setting among the granite boulders at the foot of the peak known as "Little Lions Head"(Leeukoppie) because of its resemblance to Lions Head at Camps Bay.
Llandudno is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most picturesque villages and beaches, there is a lookout site along Victoria Road on the way to Hout Bay where motorists can stop to gaze down at the enticing white beach and admire the exclusive architectural showpieces clinging to the steep slopes. Its beautiful beach with white sands and giant boulders is arguably one of the most photogenic in the whole of Cape Town and is a favourite for beach sport, picnics and sunbathing, but be warned, its enticing clear blue water is icy cold!
The seaside village offers no restaurants or shops, which keeps it private and peaceful, however a short drive over the hill takes you to the vibrant and lively Hout Bay with plenty of tourist attractions, shopping centres, restaurants and the ever-popular Bay Harbour Market. A twenty minute drive can have you in Cape Town city centre or lead you into Constantia where world class wine estates invite you for a lunch and wine tastings.
Llandudno offers some exclusive beach apartments and self-catering accommodation, with further excellent accommodation close by in Hout Bay.
Places to Visit
Things to do and see
- Llandudno Beach
- Sandy Bay Beach
- Oudekraal Beach
- Cape Peninsula Loop
- Suikerbossie Pass
- World of Birds
- Duiker Island (Seal Island)
- Chapman’s Peak Drive
- Hike Through Boomslang Cave
Llandudno receives approximately 759 mm of rain annually with the majority of its’ rainfall occurring during the winter months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 16˚C and 26˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 8˚C and 18˚C.
Llandudno is named after the North Wales seaside resort of Llandudno, which means “Parish of Saint Tudno”, in the Welsh language. Tudno was the first person to bring Christianity to that part of Wales and was made a Saint and had the town named after him.
For centuries this stretch of land on the western slopes of Table Mountain was the cattle track used by the “Watermen”, a Khoikhoi clan who bartered cattle with the Dutch, and home to the “Strandlopers”, also a Khoikhoi clan who lived in caves along the coastline.
By 1903 the Camps Bay Extension Estate was amalgamated, and the little valley declared a township. Mrs Wedge, wife of one of the directors, had just returned from a holiday in the United Kingdom and was struck by the similarity between Llandudno in Wales and small Bay. Llandudno in Wales has rocky promontories on either side of their bay, known as Orms similar to the rocky outcrops found here, and so it was decided to christen the new township Llandudno.
1905 saw the first house being erected, electricity arrived in 1947 and the roads were tarred in 1952. Shortly after a Church and Primary School were established. The Llandudno of today still has no street lamps or retail shops, the beach remains unspoiled and the fynbos countryside stretches off untouched on each direction. The suburb has some of the most expensive residential property in South Africa.