The Cape Town suburb of Bloubergstrand is a world-class kite surfing hotspot…But, what if you don’t kite surf?

You have two options. 1) Go for kite surfing lessons, or 2) Forget the kiting and discover the many other things that Bloubergstrand and its surrounds have to offer.

Shopping!

Bloubergstrand, Milnerton, Table View and their immediate neighbours have plenty of shops, boutiques, galleries and chain stores to explore. From unique little finds to international labels, there is no end to the variety on offer here. There is a number of major malls in the area.

They include:

  • Bayside Mall – with loads of shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and a movie house, this is the perfect place to while away the hours.
  • The Paddocks Shopping Centre – situated in Milnerton, this is the perfect little mall for some window shopping, running errands, or discovering fantastic finds.
  • Canal Walk Shopping Centre – Century City’s mall is massive, glitzy, and full of things to eat, drink, buy and do. There are about 400 stores here, which are guaranteed to keep even dedicated shopaholics very busy.

Bloubergstrand and other beaches

Just because you’re not a kite surfer doesn’t mean you don’t want some sand-and-sea time. The whole stretch of this part of Cape Town’s coast is dotted with gorgeous beaches, where blue waters roll onto white and golden sands for mile after pristine mile.

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An added bonus is that, from this side of Table Bay, the views of Table Mountain in the distance are spectacular. Big Bay Beach, Little Bay Beach, Bloubergstrand Beach, Melkbos Beach, and Sunset Beach are all irresistible for those who want to stroll or run along the sand, swim in the waters, or try their hand at watersports like stand-up paddling, surfing, and body-boarding. Recently, hydrofoiling has also started taking off in this area.

Restaurants in Bloubergstrand

This section of the coast is alive with eateries that range from quick and convenient take-aways to some top-notch restaurants in Bloubergstrand and its surrounds.

To boot, there are often stunning views of the sea, high blue skies, and maybe even Robben Island in the distance. Blue Peter remains an institution in this area and, when you taste the fresh seafood, moreish burgers, lip-smacking ribs, and impressive pizzas, you’ll know why.

 

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Outdoor fun for the family

Hot weather, beaches and good food are usually a winning combination for family holidays. Bloubergstrand offers these, of course. But, it also offers so much more. Here are some of our favourites:

Tours with E-lectric Ventures

Use electric bikes to explore the beachfront, city or winelands. If you feel like working up a sweat, gear down so that you have to put some effort in. If not, gear up and enjoy the break. These tours are guided, and are tailored to suit your needs. To book and arrange your electric adventure, call +27 (0)83 250-7803.

 

Visit the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve

Right in the heart of Milnerton, which is on Bloubergstrand’s doorstep, there is this nature reserve that is home to a lake and wetland. It is a bird-watcher’s paradise, and is also popular for sailing, windsurfing, and exploring its walking trails.

Milnerton Water Park

Children and water parks go together like summer and suntans, gin and tonic, ballerinas and tutus. This is a non-negotiable during any time in Bloubergstrand, as it is only minutes away, in Milnerton.  There are supertubes, swimming pools, paddle boats, a little pool for small children, table tennis, chess, and mini golf facilities. There are also barbecue areas (bring your own grid) and picnic spots so that families can settle down for a day of full-on fun.

 

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Accommodation in Bloubergstrand

With endless options when it comes to all of the things there are to do and see in the area, it isn’t surprising that there is an equally generous number of guesthouses, B & B’s, apartments, and hotels here. Accommodation in Bloubergstrand ranges from simple and affordable to luxurious and indulgent (and everything in-between).