This seaside village owes its name (Blue Mountain Beach) to the 230-m hill behind it. Today, it is an upmarket residential area that also boasts some elegant restaurants, popular among visitors. Bloubergstrand offers the best views of Cape Town and Table Mountain across Table Bay, as well as of Robben Island, which lies about 8 km west of the village.

Adventure And Sport

Surfing, wind-surfing and paddle-skiing: Big Bay and Little Bay Beaches are well known for their surfing, wind-surfing and paddle-skiing competitions and safe swimming is also possible. To reach the beach, take the coastal road north from Milnerton to Blouberg. The beach was the scene of the 1806 battle between the British and the Dutch, which resulted in the second British occupation of the Cape. See also “Blaauwberg” above.

History And Architecture

Ons Huisie (“Our Little House”) Restaurant: Eat lunch in the simple elegance of a restored fisherman’s cottage whose historical architecture is characteristic of this area.

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