Bloubergstrand Bliss: Discovering Cape Town's Coastal Gem

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Cape Town, South Africa, Bloubergstrand beckons travelers with its unparalleled natural beauty and captivating charm.

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This coastal haven, renowned for its sweeping views of the iconic Table Mountain across Table Bay, offers an enchanting blend of sun, surf, and stunning landscapes. Whether you are an adventurer seeking thrilling water sports, a nature enthusiast yearning for unspoiled shorelines, or simply in search of tranquility against the backdrop of breathtaking vistas, Bloubergstrand has something to offer every traveler.

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When to visit

Although the Cape is known for its South Eastern wind which at times, turns ‘Easter Bunnies’ into ‘South Easter Bunnies’ (refer to photo – LOL), you will definitely have plenty of beautiful days even in winter. Bloubergstrand is a year-round destination, thanks to the Cape’s reputation for splendid and beautiful winter days.

However the best of best, is a hot summers evening, when you come to Bloubergstrand, as locals do, to watch the sunsets.  Splendid, spectacular sunsets that is definitely photo-worthy.

…and that is exactly what Bloubergstrand is known for:  It’s views of Table Mountain and the sunsets.

3 Places you have to visit:

All of them offer al fresco dining:

Blue Peter

The Blue Peter Hotel is the ultimate spot to witness breathtaking sunsets. With its prime beachfront location and unobstructed views of Table Mountain, it offers the perfect setting to savor the sun’s descent over the Atlantic Ocean in a relaxed and picturesque atmosphere.  This is the place where locals gather at sunset.

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On the Rocks

On the Rocks Restaurant offers an elevated dining experience, perched literally on the rocks with waves breaking below. Its upscale ambiance is complemented by the mesmerizing backdrop of the ocean. Guests can savor exquisite seafood and international cuisine while enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the sea, making it a perfect destination for a memorable, romantic meal.

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Ons Huisie

Ons Huisie is the beloved local gathering spot in Blouberg, where residents come together to savor traditional South African cuisine. Nestled by the sea, it exudes a welcoming, homely atmosphere. With its comforting dishes and coastal charm, it’s a cherished hub for locals to enjoy good food, great company, and picturesque views of the ocean.

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Beach Activities

Enjoy the stunning beach with views of Table Mountain. You can swim, sunbathe, build sandcastles, or take a leisurely stroll along the coastline.  Don’t forget to buy an ice cream (“draairoomys” in Afrikaans) from one of the vendors on the beach to enjoy with the sunset.

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Outdoor adventures and Kites

Bloubergstrand offers an array of exhilarating adventure opportunities and water sports. It’s a mecca for kiteboarding and windsurfing enthusiasts who flock to its windy shores. The thrill-seekers can catch the perfect wave while surfing, or embark on kayaking adventures along the coast.

Each year during November and December the Red Bull King of the Air competition gathers the very best kitesurfers from all over the world.  The Cape Town International Kite Festival also takes place in and around Blouberg or Melkbosstrand (right next door), during the month of October.

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Where to stay in Bloubergstrand

Where to stay

There are quite a lot of options.  From boutique guest houses to self-catering apartments and luxurious spaces.  Search for more options…

Blaauwberg Beach Hotel 

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Blaauwberg Beach Hotel is situated on the beachfront in Bloubergstrand.  The property overlooks Table Bay, with views of Table Mountain and Robben Island.

The Sir David Boutique Guest House

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This 4-star property boasts a heated swimming pool and BBQ facilities.  Each room has an en-suite bathroom and offers views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the swimming pool.

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While you're in the area

  • Melkbosstrand:  Take the drive to Melkbosstrand where you can enjoy miles of open white-soft-sand beach area, some fabulous food at the restaurants, and more beautiful sunsets.
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  • Table Mountain: Take a cable car or hike to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views of Cape Town and the surrounding region.
  • V&A Waterfront: Explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offering shopping, dining, entertainment, and access to boat trips and harbor tours.
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: Enjoy a family-friendly visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium, which showcases marine life from both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  • Flower Markets:  Visit 2 of the best flower markets in Cape Town.
  • Enjoy more views: Taking a drive up Signal Hill to enjoy beautiful views over Table Bay is a fantastic addition to the list of things to do in the Cape Town area when visiting Bloubergstrand. It offers a different perspective and vantage point for capturing the stunning scenery of the region.

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