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Travel Guide of Melkbosstrand in South Africa by Influencers

Melkbosstrand is a coastal town located on the South West Coast of South Africa, 30 km north of Cape Town. It forms part of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, the municipality governing Cape Town and its greater metropolitan area.

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What you will see and do in Melkbosstrand:

  🏖️ Beach     🏖️ Shore     🏖️ Surfing  

Travel Tips for visiting Melkbosstrand

Melkbosstrand is a village and seaside resort attached to the Cape Town metropolis in South Africa. Melkbos, a 4 miles (7 km) beach, is popular for water activities (surfing, kite boarding, windsurfing or jet-skiing etc.) and is known for its spectacular views of Robben Island and Table Mountain. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999, Robben Island has been used as a prison, leper colony, psychiatric hospital and military defense post. Its name "Seal Island" comes from the fact that there are large numbers of these mammals in the waters surrounding the island, you can admire the mythical view of this place from Melkbosstrand. Melkbosstrand is a celebratory kind of place, with outdoor dining and dancing venues, cafés and a luxury hotel along the beach. Soak up the local culture by eating seafood and typical South African dishes, there are many restaurants in the city center and along the beach where you can enjoy these delicacies. You can go hiking near the Koeberg nature reserve to admire a varied vegetation and many animals, of which 153 bird species. A perfect day in nature will certainly be spent at the West Coast National Park. Walks on the beach at sunset are also a good idea. A visit to the South African Aviation Museum is also a good option to visit in the area. The village is also known for its many golf courses nearby, including the Metropolitan Golf Club, so if you are a fan of this sport, do not hesitate to come and try. The bay is the ideal place to observe whales, which are very present thanks to the warm waters. So if you want to be impressed by these exceptional marine animals, the village is the ideal spot for whale-watching. This coastal village is ideal to come and recharge your batteries with the sea air and the proposed activities.

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What activities to do outside Melkbosstrand?

Cape Town is the biggest city around Melkbosstrand, you will find plenty of activities to do. The area is filled with mountains to explore such as Lion's Head or Table Mountain's Aerial Cableway and nature reserves such as Cape Point Nature Reserve. The city is full of activities related to nature, but also more cultural activities with the visit of its museums. Something for everyone. 

The best time of year to visit Melkbosstrand is during the months of April, May and October to December. During these periods the temperatures are pleasant, ideal to enjoy the area without it being too hot.

The trip from Melkbosstrand to Cape Town can be done by cab or rental car, it will take you about 30 minutes.

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Lion's Head

  24.7 km (15.3 miles) away from Melkbosstrand

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Camps Bay

  26.2 km (16.3 miles) away from Melkbosstrand

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Table Mountain National Park

  27.3 km (17.0 miles) away from Melkbosstrand

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Muizenberg Beach

  43.3 km (26.9 miles) away from Melkbosstrand

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Tokara Restaurant

  48.3 km (30.0 miles) away from Melkbosstrand

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Boulders Beach

  53.2 km (33.0 miles) away from Melkbosstrand

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