Activities In Bloubergstrand
Bloubergstrand, which means “Blue Mountain Beach” in Afrikaans, is situated on the Blaauwberg Coast, just 20 minutes’ drive from the Cape Town city centre. … Much of Bloubergstrand’s attractions lie in its white sandy beaches, from which the views of Table Mountain and Robben Island are really quite spectacular.
Exfoliate your feet as you dig your toes into the white washed sand of Bloubergstrand (Blue Mountain Beach). Look out across the sweeping blue Atlantic Ocean as cobalt currents carry your gaze toward Robben Island. Cast your line of sight across Table Bay to Table Mountain raising your hand to trace the iconic shape that symbolises all that is Cape Town.
This linear beach stretch has monumental views of the Mother City’s rock face and as a result is not shielded by this mountain range from the wind which blows in kite-surfers and wind-surfers with gusts. Kids delight as their coloured kite sails take to flight on the end of strings.
1. Café Orca, Melkbosstrand
This quaint little house situated on Beach Road in Melkbosstrand is wildly popular with the locals.
2. Catch 22
This is a favourite hangout for a boisterous young crowd sipping exotic cocktails as they watch the sun go down. The menu is vast and features a wide range of seafood, meat and poultry.
3. Prim Reddy’s Indian Chapter
If it’s authentic curry you’re after, Prim Reddy’s Indian Chapter is the place to get it. With simple and unpretentious ambience and attentive service, Prim has made this place her own.
Seafood is the order of the day, with a formidable sushi menu that offers everything from sashimi to tempura.
If you’re looking to enhance or even kick-start your surfing skills, Surf Big Bay is one of your best local options… And with them, you can enjoy taking to the waves and soaking up the scenery of Table Mountain, Big Bay and Bloubergstrand. Their school boasts professional coaches, excellent equipment and both public and private lessons, for adults and kids aged 5 and older. And all you need to bring along is yourself – and some sunscreen, a towel and your swimming clothes, of course!
Famed for its gorgeous beach and excellent wind- and kitesurfing conditions, Bloubergstrand Beach attracts plenty of ocean-based adventurers and seaside fans. So, if you’re keen to learn how to windsurf or even to hone your skills, there are few better places (if any) in the Mother City to do it. Conditions are often perfect for you to glide on the wind and waters, and – should you require some guidance or company – there are plenty of local instructors and schools based in the area to help you do it.
Shopping & Malls
Whether it’s a quick errand to get groceries, an indulgent shopping spree, or a lazy day spent window-shopping with friends, Bayside Mall is the ideal centre. It is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on its doorstep and Table Mountain in the background, and is conveniently situated right in the heart of the ever-growing Blaauwberg area in Table View. Home to some of the biggest fashion retailers in the country, Bayside Mall boasts plenty to see, do and, most importantly, buy for dedicated shopaholics.
When you are staying in Cape Town and its time for serious shopping, then its time for Canal Walk. An array of 400 shops dazzle with a choice of chain stores, specialities and boutiques; all retailers and categories abundantly represented. Anchor tenants comprising of nationals and department stores trade from impressive outlets, some being the country flagships. Where some shopping centres offer some services, here all services are available including tattoo artists and body piercings.
Atlantic Beach Links is the top golf course in the west coast. With Table Mountain views, this 18-hole, links style golf course is undeniably stimulating, yet all golfers, from the novice to the pro, thoroughly enjoy this beautifully designed and impeccably maintained golf course.
Milnerton Golf Club is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Diep River, this lush links-type course is fairly flat with few trees. With the sea and the lagoon bordering most holes, and the seven beautiful water holes waiting to claim the wayward shot, it offers a truly unique golfing experience!