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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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1 - Robben Island

   10 km away

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, north of Cape Town, South Africa. It takes its name from the Dutch word for seals, hence the Dutch/Afrikaans name Robbeneiland, which translates to Seal Island.

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2 - Blouberg Sands

   10 km away

Tableview or Table View is a west coast suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, named after its view of Table Mountain. It has expanded rapidly since the 1970s and has extensions such as Flamingo Vlei, Sunridge, West Riding, Parklands and Killarney.

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3 - Scuba Diving in Cape Town

   22 km away

Want to learn how to scuba dive in Cape Town but don't have the time to do a course with lessons that span over a number of days? Or, maybe you're thinking of taking up diving but you're just not sure if it's the thing for you? If so...

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4 - Bloubergstrand

   12 km away

Bloubergstrand is a seaside suburb of the City of Cape Town, South Africa, along the shores of Table Bay, 15 kilometres due north of the city centre of Cape Town.

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5 - Cape Town Stadium

   19 km away

The Cape Town Stadium is an association football and rugby union stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, that was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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6 - Boat Tours in Cape Town

   21 km away

Enjoy an action-packed eco-adventure aboard a boat around Cape Town's unspoilt coastline! Departing from the V&A Waterfront cruise out into Table Bay and sense the expectation as you wait for the skipper's instruction. The Skippers wi...

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7 - Two Oceans Aquarium

   20 km away

The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium was opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises several exhibition galleries with large viewing windows: The aquarium is named for its location, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet.

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8 - Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

   20 km away

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The museum opened on September 22, 2017.

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9 - Helicopter tours in Cape Town

   20 km away

A privilege only a few get to enjoy! Experience this amazing helicopter flight around the Cape Town Peninsula and get a 360° perspective of South Africa's iconic Table Mountain! Perhaps Cape Town Helicopter's most popular excursion, the 'Two...

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10 - Signal Hill

   21 km away

Signal Hill, or Lion's Rump, is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. The hill was also known as "The Lion's Flank", a term now obsolete. Together with Lion's Head, Signal Hill looks like a lion sphinx.

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11 - Sea Point

   22 km away

Sea Point is one of Cape Town's most affluent and densely populated suburbs, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town's Central Business District.

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12 - Paragliding in Hermanus

   23 km away

South Africa offers amazing landscapes, now imagine experiencing them with a bird's-eye view. Paragliding in Hermanus near Cape Town is something you must experience! Hermanus is located 130 km. from Cape Town and is considered the best land-based w...

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13 - Lion's Head

   23 km away

Lion's Head is a mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Lion's Head peaks at 669 metres above sea level.

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14 - Cape Town

   23 km away

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and also the legislative capital of South Africa.

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15 - Sea Kayaking in Cape Town

   21 km away

Come kayak along Cape Town's “Riviera” and enjoy spectacular views of the Mother City and its incredible wildlife. The Atlantic Seaboard is a wildly beautiful coastline stretching from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to the nor...

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16 - Simon's Town

   23 km away

Simon's Town, sometimes spelled Simonstown, is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa and is home to Naval Base Simon's Town, the South African Navy's largest base. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been a naval base and harbour. The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony.

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17 - Table Mountain

   25 km away

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.

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Why should you visit Melkbosstrand ?


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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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