Cape Town to develop Clifton Caves for tourists

The rocky area of caves overlooking the sea above the affluent Cape Town suburb of Clifton and Bantry Bay is to be developed as a tourist attraction by city authorities.

According to the long-mooted plans to develop the area as a destination for walkers, footpaths are to be installed to grant the public a safe and accessible visit.

Bernard Schäfer, head of safety and security for the Camps Bay community, said the area is polluted and dangerous for walkers, with two people falling to their death in recent months.

Currently the granite caves are home to beggars who spend their days in Clifton or Camps Bay, while the area's isolated status reportedly make it in demand as a hideout for criminals.