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Cape Town Blaauwberg

Blaauwberg, also known as Blouberg, meaning “Blue Mountain”, is the gateway to the West Coast. The “Blue Mountain” refers to the hill in Blaauwberg where the British encountered the militia in the Cape in 1806, a very historical event that gave rise to the British occupation of the Cape. Blaauwberg is well known as the area where you get the picture postcard view of Table Mountain. With endless white beaches, an advanced tourism infrastructure and huge residential development, Blaauwberg is probably the fastest growing area in South Africa. The first town in Blaauwberg was Milnerton and this has given rise to a huge ”city”, stretching all the way up to Atlantis/Mamre and includes Table View, Bloubergstrand, Melkbosstrand, Parklands, Sunningdale plus many other areas.

Some of the major tourist attractions in the area include Kite Beach in Table View, acknowledged as one of the 3 top kitesurfing spots in the world, Century City, the huge development that includes Canal Walk, the largest shopping Centre in South Africa and Ratanga Junction theme park, one of the largest theme parks in the country. There is also the West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Ysterplaat Air Force Museum, Rietvlei, a major wetland that is a significant breeding ground for migratory birds, SANCCOB, which deals with seabirds that have been polluted by oil spills and a number of historical monuments.

With some delightful hotels, a huge number of self catering establishments and guest houses, visitors are always welcome in this beautiful region of Cape Town. For comprehensive information on all aspects of Blaauwberg, please visit www.blaauwberg.net, the official website for this area.

There are 38 facilities listed in Cape Town Blaauwberg below. Please scroll down if necessary:
(The facility with the most recent ScapeNote will move to the top of the list.)

If the tourist facility in Cape Town Blaauwberg that you are interested in does not appear above, please feel free to add it. It does not cost anything!

Add your own Facility and ScapeNotes in this discussion forum (bulletin board) regarding Cape Town Blaauwberg backpacker's hostels, hotel accommodation, B&B's, Cape Town Blaauwberg restaurants, 4x4 routes, art and craft shops, galleries, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, etc. What will attract tourists to Cape Town Blaauwberg? What do you want to ask about something in Cape Town Blaauwberg? Mention anything that is tourist-related - hiking trails, unusual accommodation, festivals, museums and Cape Town Blaauwberg scenic attractions - question or discuss anything that can hold a visitor's attention for more than 10 minutes! The list carries on: birding, rock formations, mountain passes, drives, river cruises, wine cellars, wine tasting and sales, fishing spots, beaches, car hire, bus tours, etc., etc. - the tourism possibilities are endless . . . . .

Anybody can add a facility - Guests, owners, managers, potential visitors, aspirant travel writers, amateur or armchair critics - absolutely anybody. You do not have to be the owner of the facility - you can be a less than satisfied visitor honestly telling of your unhappy experience at a facility. Hopefully a subsequent visitor comes along and tells us that all is well now. (We may edit or delete your note if think that it is out of line, but don't let that stop you from trying!)

Golf clubs, watersports, caravan parks and camping accommodation, cinemas, pleasure resorts, quad bikes, bazaars, theatres, . . . . . . surprise us with what is in Cape Town Blaauwberg!
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