Things to do while Staying in Blouberg
Bloubergstrand is one of Cape Town’s most popular destinations thanks to a fantastic white sandy beach and views of Table Mountain and Robben Eiland.
It is extremely popular for its board surfing and kite surfing, especially at Eden on the Bay, the “Surfer Valley”. Eden on the Bay offers a lot of pubs and shops. The area attracts lots of tourists and is a very popular place to hang out and do some pub chatting.
Or play golf at the most famous Milnerton and Melkbosstrand Golf Courses, watch most beautiful sunsets over the Atlantic asea, dine in some of the best restaurants in the world, taste the best wines at many of the nearby wine estates and just enjoy the natural beauty of the Western Cape of South Africa.
Bloubergstrand and surroundings host shopping centres like Bayside Mall and spread through the area are chain stores, drive-thru Mc Donalds, Food Lovers Market, Checkers, Hyper Market to name a few.
Top class Medical services are available at Blaauwberg Netcare Hospital. Melkbos, another popular spot on the Atlantic Sea Board, is only a 15-minute drive from Bloubergstrand. It offers a lovely beach and some shops too. This part of Cape Town is the “beach valley”. Milnerton is the closest to Cape Town and offers also massive industrial areas while its flat beach and restaurants make it a popular stopover place.
Blue Mountain Beach, as the area is also called, is a famous destination for filmmakers shooting popular movies and adverts. There are also quite a few spots where you can park your car, spend the day at the beach and braai. Alternatively, book one of our accommodation units that has braai facilities. The ever close Robben Island [where our former President Nelson Mandela spent many years], Cape Town Water Front, the “Kasteel” [where Jan van Riebeeck lived], Table
Mountain Cable Car and Canal Walk are popular tourist destinations reachable by local bus services. Just across from Canal Walk is the Fun Park,
Microlight Scenic Flights
This is definitely an activity for those looking for a little adventure and adrenaline. The voyage kicks off at the Fisantekraal Airfield in Durbanville and takes one on a ride high above the skies where patrons are treated to breathtaking views of many of the amazing sights and scenes that the Western Cape is famous for. Many of these include some of the most regarded areas of the West Coast region and Table View. One also has the option of taking a few lessons to learn to fly these interesting microlight aircraft.
Spend the day at the Rietvlei Reserve
A favourable aspect of living in any South African city is that there is never a shortage of nature around every corner. Almost every urban setting is littered with nature reserves. Table View is no different and one such nature reserve worth visiting is the Rietvlei Reserve. However one must not be confused as there is a nature reserve with the same name which can be found in the Gauteng Province. This particular one however is found just off Pentz Drive.
West Coast Ostrich Show
A real South African wildlife experience like no other situated not far from the center of the mother city in the heart of the West Coast is the West Coast Ostrich Show. One can also partake in the curio shop or have a taste of what the meat of this famed African bird tastes like at a restaurant on the premises dedicated to preparing meals made from the meat of this majestic animal. The ranch component has over 220 birds and one can also opt to take daily tours to learn more about this particular species.
Key Amenities & Travel
Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital is a multi-disciplinary facility, situated off the R27 in Sunningdale. This state-of-the-art hospital has been designed to offer a warm and inviting people-centred environment which aids in the recovery of patients.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
Another favourable aspect of living in Table View is that it’s far away enough to offer tranquility from bustling city streets but also close enough to enjoy those same bustling streets. If one wants to travel to the central areas of Cape Town it is believed to take 31 minutes and is 17.0km in distance. If one wishes to travel from Table View to the world-class Cape Town International Airport it is stated that it will take roughly 20 minutes and is 19.3km in distance.
Restaurants By Day & By Night
This area is abuzz with activity all year round. During the day, life revolves around the beach with surfing, stand-up boarding, running and cycling proving popular with locals. At night the numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants buzz with activity.
Blouberg has an ample supply of good restaurants, bistros and coffee shops to meet anyone’s taste – the majority of these being positioned close to the coastline so as to benefit from the views.
One of the must-visits is Ons Huisie. Literally translated to Our Small Home, this little restaurant has a long and colourful history and is now an internationally recognised heritage site. It boasts spectacular views, traditional West Coast cuisine, dog-friendly facilities, large children’s play area, and picture perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.
On The Rocks
Another exquisite restaurant is called On the Rocks. Tourists from all around the world find their way to On the Rocks to enjoy the most magnificent view of Table Mountain and Robben Island. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the might of the Atlantic Ocean, which breaks within only a touch from the restaurant.
Get even closer to the ocean when you dig your toes into the whitewashed sands at Bloubergstrand. This beach is particularly popular with kite and windsurfers, who often flock here in their hundreds to take advantage of the strong, steady winds. It is also here that the world kite-surfing record was broken in early 2016 in a Virgin Kitesurfing Armada organised event, where 415 people took to the water at once.
A few more worth notable mentions includes Cattle Baron Table View Blouberg, Homespun by Matt, Forneria Table View, The Angus Grill, Panarottis Bayside, The Indian Chapter Restaurant, Portalia Pizzeria and Deli, Blowfish Restaurant and Catch 22.
The Table View suburb boasts some great shopping, and its also within close proximity to all that the Western Cape and Cape Town have to offer when it comes to retail therapy. Some of the more frequented places in the vicinity for shopping include Table View Mall, Table View Vet Shop, Bayside Mall, Flamingo Square Centre, Crazy Daizy – Cake Shop, Nature’s Deli and The West Coast Village Centre.
A few minutes away, in Century City, you’ll find Canal Walk Shopping Centre. Serious shoppers stand in awe of the 400 dazzling shops. With a choice of chain stores, specialities and boutiques; all retailers and categories abundantly represented. Catch up on the latest movies at one of the 17 Nu Metro Cinemas or spoil yourself at the luxury Cinema Privé.
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