Blouberg at a glance
Located on the shores of Table Bay is the picturesque Cape Town suburb of Blouberg. Also referred to as Bloubergstrand - which directly translates into ‘blue mountain beach’ - it is easy to see why it is known as such. The waters of the South Atlantic Ocean borders Blouberg to the West and offers views of Robben Island in the distance.
The three main areas in Blouberg, include Parklands, Bloubergstrand and Table View. Here you will find a healthy mix of residential properties ranging from spacious family homes to quaint lock-up-and-go apartments in secure residential complexes.
Forming part of the greater Blouberg area, Parklands lies slightly inland from the coastline and is a modern neighbourhood, dominated by townhouses, apartments, cluster homes and large villa-like properties. Those who choose to call Parklands their home have several water-sports and activities to choose from as Big Bay and Sunset Beach are close by.
As its name suggests, the suburb of Table View was dubbed as such, due to the wonderful views of Table Mountain that can be seen from this suburb. Bordered by the wetlands of the Rietvlei Nature Area, the cosmopolitan area of Table View is popular amongst young families and professionals who enjoy the high-quality lifestyle it offers. With three pristine beaches, many well-known shopping centres and a host of outdoor activities - Table View has set the bar for those wanting a balanced work-live-play existence.
Location and Transport
Blouberg boasts a wonderful location, well-connected to surrounding areas and points of interest via an extensive network of arterial routes and public transport options. Residents can make use of the MyCiti bus route which runs between Cape Town’s City Centre and neighbouring suburbs. Situated in proximity to the N2 freeway, Blouberg is also near the M14, M5 and M120 - as well as the R27 (West Coast Road) that runs all the way to Velddrif on the West Coast.
- 18.4 km from the Cape Town CBD
- 29.9 km from Cape Town International Airport
As a largely residential area, Blouberg is home to numerous schools. Some of the institutions that fall within its catchment area include:
Blouberg International School
Aiming to empower all of its students to become well-rounded, balanced individuals and lifelong learners - this institution combines their international perspective with a nurturing environment. With a comprehensive curriculum, Blouberg International School is a respected institution that delivers great results.
Table View Primary School
This parallel-medium school was established in the early 1970’s and grown over the decades to accommodate over 1500 students, taught by approximately 50 dedicated teachers. With their motto of “Loyalty - Faith - Success”, Table View Primary follows their Christian ethos while teaching learners to respect and accept other people, their cultures and religions. This school also has a strong academic and sports culture with various activities on offer.
Other schools in Blouberg include:
- Blouberg Ridge Primary School
- Elkanah House High School
- Elkanah House Junior Primary
- Elkanah House Senior Primary
- Bloubergrant Pre-Primary School
- Bloubergrand High School
- Parklands College
Convenience is key in this part of Cape Town, as Blouberg provides its residents with many world-class shopping destinations all a close distance away.
Canal Walk Shopping Centre
As one of the country’s leading retail destination and leading super-regional shopping centres, Canal Walk is a landmark mall that attracts various people from all over the Western Cape. Situated in the 250ha business/lifestyle precinct of Century City. Here shoppers can pick and choose from over 400 different stores, boutiques, entertainment activities and eateries - all carefully selected to enhance the experience of those who wish to spend some time at Canal Walk.
Other shopping centres in and around Blouberg include:
- West Coast Village Shopping Centre
- Table View Shopping Centre
- The Paddocks Shopping Centre
- Table Bay Mall
In the event of a medical emergency, Blouberg offers several facilities, equipped to handle any emergency. These include the following:
- Intercare Medical and Dental Centre
- Medicross Table View
- Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital
Situated approximately 7 km off the coastline at Bloubergstrand is the world-famous Robben Island. Known for being the location where former South African President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Today Robben Island is a popular tourist attraction and was named both a South African National Heritage Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can access the island by means of official tours, which leave by ferry from the Cape Town Waterfront. There are three tours daily, all delving into the historical significance and sites found here.
Other attractions in Blouberg include:
Small Bay Beach
Blouberg Private Nature Reserve
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
This eatery is the best-known restaurant in Blouberg, not only for the scrumptious food that is served here but because Ons Huisie is internationally recognised for being a heritage site and was named a national monument in 1973. Speculated to have been built during the mid to early 1800’s - this building is one of the oldest in the area. Guests can expect wonderful “Weskus” or West Coast dishes, strongly influences by local cuisines. With a menu that reflects the simplicity and beauty of its environment, this is a truly unique destination that can be enjoyed by all.
Other restaurants in Blouberg include:
- Catch 22
- Petits Fours
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