Destinations & Attractions in Blaauwberg, in Cape Town

Blaauwberg Destinations & Attractions

Blaauwberg may be part of the Mother City of Cape Town, but it enjoys a quiet serenity quite different from the hustle and bustle of the City Bowl. This region extends from Milnerton to Mamre and boasts almost 50 kilometres of spectacular coastline and practically untouched beaches. The Blaauwberg beaches are frequented by local families, retirees and couples, as well as by a host of international visitors that are enjoying the unadulterated vistas along with the fresh sea air that many believe to be medicinal.

All of the wonder of Blaauwberg is set against a backdrop of Table Mountain, flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. This scene has become a famous image for postcards, coffee table books and other media for its sheer beauty, and it is only from Blaauwberg (particularly from Bloubergstrand) that this vista is quite so special.

Robben Island is also visible from Blaauwberg. This island, while small, was the site of the prison in which many South African political activists were incarcerated. The best known of these are former-President Nelson Mandela, Dennis Brutus, Govan Mbeki, Tokyo Sexwale, Walter Sisulu and South African President Jacob Zuma. There are ferries that depart from the V&A Waterfront and take visitors to the island for a tour of the landscape, the prison, and the cells in which these activists spent many years of their lives.

Bloubergstrand is a major entity of the Blaauwberg region, and is known for its beaches, which are popular amongst kiting enthusiasts and kite-boarders. The main beach, Big Bay, is a surfing hotspot.

Century City is home to the famous Canal Walk Shopping Centre. So famous, in fact, that it is known as the leading super-regional retail mall on the continent. It is home to more than 400 shops, which range from national and international outlets to exclusive boutiques and everything in-between. There is no shortage to the restaurants, fast-food outlets, coffee shops and speciality stores in the food court and further afield. Shopaholics are guaranteed of a day filled with retail delights and culinary treats.

Just outside the shopping mall is the exciting Ratanga Junction Theme Park that comprises 23 rides that range from tame and mild to heart-stoppingly wild. Famous rides include Monkey Falls, Crocodile Gorge and The Cobra. There are plenty of options for little ones to enjoy safely. In fact, Ratanga Junction is great for the entire family. There are a number of restaurants, as well as curio shops and other refreshment stations.

In addition to these, the Blaauwberg region includes Milnerton, Melkbosstrand, Sunset Beach and Table View.

Atlantic Beach Estate

Atlantic Beach Estate gives you a sense of peace and tranquillity. With stunning views in every direction and the most immaculate view of Table Mountain, this is one of the most popular suburbs in Cape Town. Each and every home ...

Big Bay

With outstanding views over Table Mountain and Robben Island and within a bay of its own, Big Bay is the ideal spot for water sports fanatics and those that enjoy spending time, relaxing in unforgettably beautiful surroundings. ...

Bloubergrant

Just north of Bloubergstrand and often confused for it, Bloubergrant is situated north west of Cape Town. Sun worshippers flock to the stunning sandy white beaches here which lie precisely opposite Robben Island. Bloubergrant is ...

Bloubergstrand

Halfway between Cape Town’s city centre and Cape Town International Airport, Bloubergstrand is considered the prime spot for finding the beast seafood along the Cape West Coast. From here a thirty minute drive will take you into ...

Bothasig

In the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, surrounded by family homes and business blocks, is the residential hub of Bothasig, also known as The Sig. This area is multi-faceted in terms of the homes and business found within its ...

Century City

Century City is like a city tucked away in another city. A place of residential retail and vacation, the 250 ha suburb within Blaauwberg Cape Town is situated along the N1 and successfully supports the lifestyle of today’s ...

Duynefontein

Neighbouring a nuclear plant, Duynefontein is just 30 kilometres in the northerly direction of Cape Town’s city bowl, and although many may feel that it may not be the best spot to live, any property within the Melkbosstrand area ...

Edgemead

Considered a suburb of Belville, Edgemead is situated very close to the Durbanville Wine Route (one of South Africa’s top wine districts), and as a result has become a very popular place to visit or live in. Beautifully covered ...

Melkbosstrand

With picturesque views over Table Mountain and Robben Island, Melkbosstrand is highly praised by the locals because of its immaculate sunsets, great surfing conditions and beautiful beaches on which to take long leisurely ...

Milnerton

Milnerton is exclusively a residential area and is a mere 11km out of Cape Town's city centre. With some of the most stunning residential homes, a great lagoon and golf course, this spot is one of the oldest suburbs and most ...

Montague Gardens

Montague Gardens is Cape Town's most modern, sought after and well planned industrial area. It is situated within 10 minutes of Cape Town’s port and airport between Cape Town and Bellville and easily accessible from most areas of ...

Paarden Island

Paarden Island means ‘island of horses’. Paarden Island is an industrial area situated in Cape Town. This industrial area is rather large and home to hundreds of large showrooms and spaces all manufacturing different things. ...

Parklands

A short 15 minutes from Cape Town and the Atlantic Coast line, Parklands is just north of the Rietvlei Nature area and runs alongside Sunningdale, Table View and West Beach. Although it’s a fair bit out of the oceans reach, ...

Sunset Beach

Said to be one of the best surfing spots, Sunset Beach boasts superb views and firing sunsets. With plenty of activities to partake in and some of the highest security controlled properties, real estate within this suburb is most ...

Table View

With front row seats to the most gorgeous view of Table Mountain and surrounded by a buzzing lifestyle of coffee bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, Table View offers the most rewarding beaches and up to date facilities. ...

West Beach

West Beach is a well developed suburb and is an ideal break away from the hectic life that comes from city living. With great views of Table Mountain and Robben Island, you’ll find it very easy to relax in the peace and ...

Woodbridge Island

Woodbridge Island is a security estate that can only be accessed by a modern road bridge. Only 15 minutes away from the city centre of Cape Town, situated beside a calm lagoon, this is an upmarket get away where sun tanning, ...
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