Quick Facts: Melkbosstrand
- Melkbosstrand was originally established because of the nearby Koeberg power station
- Melkbosstrand was named after the Milkwood bushes that grow on the dunes
- Melkbosstrand offers 7km of white sandy beaches
- This coastal village is located on the Cape West Coast
- The restaurants in the area are famous for their seafood
Distance to Airport: 40 km
Distance to City: 30 km
Melkbosstrand is a coastal suburb located on the Cape West Coast. The area was named after the Milkwood bushes that grow on the dunes surrounding the beach and the suburb is referred to by locals as Melkbos. The main streets are centered around a long stretch of beach which is popular with surfers and swimmers.
Melkbosstrand is neighboured by the popular Bloubergstrand are and is within easy reach of Cape Town city centre. The suburb attracts many tourists and locals due to its spectacular beaches and view of Table Mountain.
South Africa's first nuclear power station, Koeberg, was constructed just outside of Melkbosstrand and at the time subsidized housing was established in the area in order to attract engineers, managers and technicians to work at the power station.
Activities at Melkbosstrand
- Kite surfing
- Dining at a number of famous seafood restaurants
- Walking trails
- Beach festivals