Gelato Mania Gelateria / Camps Bay

When the sun is shining at Camps Bay Beach, it’s the perfect time for some ice cream. And luckily, Gelato Mania Gelateria has the perfect spot at the promenade. You can hop in, choose your favourite flavours and then walk just across the road to enjoy your ice cream at the beach.

Alternatively, you can also take a seat at the shop as they have some limited seating space available. The best thing about Gelato Mania: it’s open until 22:30 every day, so you can even get some late night ice cream if you’re in the mood for it! On top of that, they also serve other delicious sweet treats like waffles and pancakes!

Gelato Mania is a family-run business which had its origin in South Africa and since then produces traditional home-made Italian style ice cream for the Western Cape. There are various stores in and around town which all follow the same principles: serving delicious and unique ice-cream flavours. Find an overview of all Gelato Mania Stores here: STORE OVERVIEW

Here are some fun facts that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Gelato Mania offers the most flavours in one Gelateria in South Africa
  • The Gelato contains no preservatives, gelatine or alcohol
  • They require 360kg of Belgian Chocolate per week to produce the chocolate gelato
  • It takes them 72 hours to make a single scoop of gelato
  • Gelato is served at -13 degrees – so it’s 9.5 degrees warmer than ice cream
  • Gelato has 50% less air than ice cream and is more dense

Our Experience

Well, it’s Camps Bay, it’s a beautiful spot. But for our ice cream taste, the prices are just too high for a regular scoop of gelato. We give in when we’re at the beach and the kids are craving some ice-cream, but we really appreciate places that offer baby scoops. This one doesn’t, unfortunately.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️


  • Opening Times: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 22:30
  • Age Group: 0 – 99
  • Prices: 1 Scoop = R44.90, 2 Scoops = R81.90, 3 Scoops = R114.90
  • Baby Changing Facilities: No
  • Kids Menu: No Baby Scoops Available
  • Fun Factor: 3/5
  • Free WIFI: No

Phone: +27 (0) 78 696 5055

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