Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Blaauwberg Region
The Blaauwberg region stretches from Milnerton in the south to Mamre in the north and offers vast stretches of sandy white beaches on the northern side of the Atlantic Coast.
The Blaauwberg Coast is best known for its spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay. The area encompasses 48 kilometres of sandy white beaches all with magnificent views of Devil´s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion´s Head as well as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners spent part of their sentences.
The Blaauwberg region, one of the fastest growing areas in the Western Cape, lies to the north of Cape Town city centre and is the gateway to the Cape West Coast. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shopping malls for those so inclined, but best to head for the beaches to watch kite surfers doing ridiculous aerial maneuvers.
The area is also home to the Koeberg Nuclear Power station, the only nuclear power station on the African continent and one which supplies most of the Western Cape with its electricity. Towns in Blaauwberg include Atlantic Beach Estate, Bloubergstrand, Bloubergrant, Century City, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Sunset Beach, Table View, West Beach and Woodbridge Island.
Blaauwberg is close to the City of Cape Town, beautiful beaches, restaurants and entertainment are plentiful, hotels, guest houses and other accommodation options are geared for tourism making the Blaauwberg area the ideal base for international and local tourists.
Popular Towns in the Blaauwberg Region
Atlantic Beach Estate
Stay? Accommodation in Atlantic Beach
Situated in the Blaauwberg area of Cape Town, Atlantic Beach Estate is one of the most sought after real estate suburbs in Cape Town. It is a superb community one that is completely in harmony with its environment. In fact, every home, road...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Big Bay
A little further north up the West Coast than Milnerton, and set in a bay of its own on the west side of Bloubergstrand (blue beach mountain), Big Bay is but twenty minutes from the centre of Cape Town, yet close enough to Melkbosstrand to call...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Bloubergrant
Very easily, and obviously, confused with Bloubergstrand just north of it, the suburb of Bloubergrant lies north west of Cape Town, virtually opposite Robben Island (although visits to the island are from the Waterfront, not from this...
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Stay? Accommodation in Bloubergstrand
Bloubergstrand is situated on the Blaauwberg Coast about 20 minutes drive from the Cape Town city centre and about 30 minutes from Cape Town's Airport. Bloubergstrand is is the gateway to the seafood Mecca of the Cape West Coast...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Century City
Century City is a 250 ha suburb of of Blaauwberg in Cape Town. Century City is a city within a city ideally situated along the N1 in the very heart of the greater Cape Town metropolis. It combines office, residential, retail and leisure...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Duynefontein
Duynefontein lies some 30 kilometres north of the Cape Town city bowl, virtually right next door to a nuclear plant, which might not sound like a good reason to live here but the demand for property in Cape Town is such that anywhere in...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Edgemead
The leafy village is only 20 km from town and has easy access to the N1, making it a sought after suburb for residents of Cape Town, and a popular place to stay, particularly as it lies so close to the Durbanville Wine Route, fast becoming one...
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Stay? Accommodation in Melkbosstrand
Regarded as the start of the ever-growing-in-popularity Cape West Coast, Melkbosstrand is something of a village, although many regard it as a suburb of Cape Town given that it is a mere 35 kilometres outside of the city centre. Melkbosstrand is...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Milnerton
Milnerton is situated approximately 11km from Cape Town’s city centre. It is well known for its stunning properties, shimmering lagoon, links golf course and its close proximity to many of Cape Town’s hotspots. Milnerton is the oldest of...
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Stay? Accommodation in 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 the Peninsula...
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Stay? Accommodation in 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. It is close...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Parklands
Parklands is one of the suburbs that forms part of the popular area of Blaauwberg, often spelt Blouberg, and considered a town in its own right at the start of the West Coast. It lies alongside Sunningdale, Table View and West Beach north of...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach is an exclusive upmarket estate where property owners are blessed with exquisite views of Table Mountain and Robben Island. Sunset Beach is immediately to the north of Cape Town and the long, sandy, white beach is a favourite...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Table View
The Table View beachfront is lined with apartment blocks, restaurants, plenty of pubs and entertainment venues. Besides boasting the most spectacular views of Table Mountain, Table View also boasts gorgeous beaches and perfect amenities...
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Overnight? Accommodation in West Beach
West Beach is the ideal destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. West Beach is situated on an elevated portion of Table View and offers uninterrupted views of Table Mountain, Robben Island as well as Table Bay. The...
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Stay? Accommodation in Woodbridge Island
Situated just 15 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, surrounded by a lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean is Woodbridge Island, an upmarket, 24-hour high security complex connected to the mainland only by a modern road bridge. As you enter the...
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