|A view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand.|
Bloubergstrand (Blaauwberg - literally translated as Blue Mountain Beach) is one of my favourite areas in and around Cape Town, not only because of the spectacular views of Table Mountain, but also because of its scenic beach with long white sand. It is a very popular tourist destination and usually attracts large numbers of local and foreign visitors and is only 20 km away from Cape Town city centre. On a clear day one can even see Robben Island in the far distance (Robben Island is best known for its most legendary prisoner, former president Mr Nelson Mandela).
Numerous and affordable self-catering accommodation is available in this area via wheretostay and we usually try to stay close to the beach with unspoiled views of the surrounding area. The only downside is that the seawater is very cold because of the cold Benguela current but the area is very popular for kitesurfing.
|View from Big Bay, a popular beach next to Bloubergstrand.|
We also love visiting Big Bay on the west side of Bloubergstrand where you can have lunch with splendid views of the blue ocean and watch all the surfers. It has a small shopping mall with some really interesting shops. Ons Huisie (our small house), is another interesting restaurant to come for a breakfast and I can really recommend the food. Because it is so popular with visitors as it is located almost on the beach, it will perhaps be a good idea to first make a reservation.
If you would like to visit the West Coast, staying in Bloubergstrand will also give you an easy access route.
|View from Ons Huisie restaurant.|
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