The Blaauwberg Region, Cape Town

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.

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The Blaauwberg region, one of the fastest growing areas in the Western Cape, lies to the north of 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.

Did you know? 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.

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.

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Destinations in the Blaauwberg Region

Atlantic Beach Estate

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Situated in the Blaauwberg area of Cape Town, South Africa, 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, r...

Big Bay

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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 itself the...

Bloubergrant

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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 side of the island) ...

Bloubergstrand

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Stunning accommodation in Bloubergstrand awaits visitors to the Blaauwberg Coast of Cape Town, the holiday hub of South Africa. This is about 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and about 30 minutes from Cape Town's airport. Bloubergstrand is the gatew...

Bothasig

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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 borders and it has earned its n...

Century City

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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 opportunities ...

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 the Melkbosstrand ...

Edgemead

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The residential suburb of Edgemead that lies at the foot of the Tygerberg hills to the north of the centre of Cape Town is regarded as a suburb of Bellville. The leafy village is only 20 km from town and has easy access to the N1, making it a sought a...

Melkbosstrand

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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 a fav...

Milnerton

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The Milnerton accommodation on offer ranges from beachfront apartments to inviting B&B’s (and everything in-between) to ensure that visitors will make excellent memories of their South African travel experience. Milnerton has become one of the fastest gro...

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 through the...

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. Paarden Island is close to...

Parklands

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There is an ongoing debate in Cape Town about just where it is best to live. The southern suburbs consider their lot above reproach, whilst those out in Blaauwberg with the much sought after views of Table Mountain and Robben Island believe it is the only...

Sunset Beach

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Stunning beachfront accommodation in Cape Town is the order of the day at Sunset Beach in Blouberg, especially for those with a hankering for a little luxury during their South African holiday. Sunset Beach is an exclusive upmarket estate where proper...

Table View

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Further north of Cape Town’s city centre, across the Rietvlei wetlands and lagoon popular for its abundant birdlife, is Table View. Table View is popular with young families and is a vibrant and growing community. The Table View beachfront is lin...

West Beach

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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 development lies...

Woodbridge Island

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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 Woodbridge Islan...

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