The Mother City, home to soaring Table Mountain, golden beaches and bountiful vineyards, is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts.
Table Mountain National Park defines the city. The flat-topped mountain is the headline act, but there are many other equally gorgeous natural landscapes within the park’s extensive boundaries. Cultivated areas, such as the historic Company’s Gardens, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Green Point Park, also make exploring the city a pleasure. Follow the lead of locals by taking full advantage of the abundant outdoor space: learn to surf; go hiking or mountain biking; tandem-paraglide off Lion’s Head; abseil off the top of Table Mountain – just a few of the many activities on offer.
Wrenching yourself away from the magnetic mountain and all the delights of the Cape Peninsula is a challenge, but within an hour you can exchange urban landscapes for the charming towns, villages and bucolic estates of Winelands destinations, such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Hermanus is a prime whale-watching location, and also a base from which to organise shark-cave diving. Further afield, the delights of the Garden Route unfold, with more inspiring scenery to be viewed on thrilling drives down the coast and over mountain passes.
Bloubergstrand is situated on the Cape West Coast, 20km from Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. Unsurpassed views across the bay of Cape Town's world-famous skyline with Table Mountain as backdrop, together with long and open stretches' of white sandy beaches, make Bloubergstrand a popular holiday destination for both local and international visitors.
Bloubergstrand is known to have some of the hottest surfing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing beaches on the West Coast of Cape Town and is also popular for mussel and crayfish diving. Bloubergstrand has a Mediterranean climate and Cape Town tourists enjoy a fairly long summer with long days stretching from late October to early April. Temperatures range from the mid twenties to the mid thirties.