One of the Cape's most exclusive and unique residential areas, Llandudno started out as "Kleinkommetjie Bay" and was a weekend retreat and beachcombers paradise for early adventurers and eccentrics.
Once the famous engineer Thomas Bain made the original cattle track into a coastal road (18km long from Cape Town and arguably one of the most beautiful in the world) in 1887, the idyllic bay became more accessible and was renamed Llandudno because of it similarities to the Welsh town.
Today, as then, the most used phrase uttered once people have seen the bay, is "I fell in love with Llandudno".
Beautiful luxury villa's hugging the steep mountainside overlook Llandudno's small, sheltered beach and the Logies Bay rocks. Sunsets, directly over the beach, are spectacular.
Still today there are no streetlamps or shops in Llandudno in keeping with its unique secluded character.
Llandudno is an idyllic place for children to grow up in.
Llandudno Primary School is one of the best in the Cape whilst in their free time children enjoy safe swimming and surfing, watched over by volunteers the Lifesavers Club. The club provides training of "nippers", juniors and seniors, for many inhabitants a memorable part of their growing up years.
Whales, dolphins and seals are regularly seen off the coast, which is dotted with old shipwrecks. The most famous wreck is the "Maori" which ran aground in 1909 with the loss of 31 lives. The wreck is popular with divers exploring its underwater remains.
Beautiful Sandy Bay, the Cape's only nudist beach, lies just around the corner from Llandudno, discretely tucked away on the edge of the azure waters of the bay.