Strand (“Beach”) on the shores of False Bay is one of the oldest holiday-resort towns in the Western Cape and has a wonderfully long white beach, with the Hottentots-Holland Mountains as a backdrop. The town started small in 1714 and has grown into a thriving holiday destination.

Adventure And Sport

Beaches: Swimmers may either plunge into the Olympic-size indoor swimming pool or into the safe waters of False Bay. The beach stretches for 5 km along Melk Bay, where mini-golf,

a water chute and two tidal pools provide extra entertainment. Surfers and swimmers enjoy the water at this beach and the coastline between the Strand and Rooi¬els provides good boating, angling and diving conditions.

Golf: The Strand Golf Club and Greenways sport 18-hole golf courses, as well as cosy bars and lounges.

Entertainment And Shopping

Promenade: Strand’s sandy, white beaches are flanked by a promenade and are lined with restaurants, cafйs and shops.

Fauna And Flora

Bird-watching: The bird walk follows the course of the Lourens River and offers views of several species of birds.

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