Blouberg at a glance
The Western Seaboard area sports the famous views of Table Mountain across the bay as well as the historic Robben Eiland and incorporates the following areas:
- Big Bay
- Blouberg Sands
- Blouberg Rise
- Table View
- West Riding
- Flamingo Vlei
What to Do in Blouberg?
Blouberg has an expansive view of the historic Robben Island - which is now a world heritage site and museum. Blouberg beach is world renowned for its kite surfing. Many sports people stay in the area as it offers great opportunity for running and cycling.
Both Planet Fitness and Virgin have health clubs in the area and Virgin will soon open a 2nd club. For the elderly, exercise is as important, well catered for by the lovely service road on the beach. There is also a Multi-sports Maniac Club at the Big Bay Lifesaving Club and a big soccer Club behind Table View Mall.
You don’t have to leave the Blouberg area over weekends for entertainment, within a 5km range you can shop, dine and just enjoy the beach.
The Blouberg area also offers a wide range of restaurants such as Onse Huisie, On The Rocks, Karoo Cattle and Land and Moyo.
The well-known “brands” such as Cape Town Fish Market, Cattle Baron, Spur, Primi Piatti and the Ocean Basket are also well represented and there are a stack of little niche pubs and eateries for those looking for something ‘local’.
Schooling in the Western Seaboard
The Blouberg and Western Seaboard area offers good schooling - many younger people opt for the newer generation Private Schools which are not quite as expensive as the established private schools in some of the other areas of Cape Town. These would include the likes of Parklands College, CBC and Elkanah.
The government schools in the Blaauwberg area are well run, and excel in many spheres.
There is a wide selection of daycare/crèche and aftercare centres in the area to suit various budgets and to accommodate different choices in learning styles - including a Montessori school.
In addition, the Blouberg area boasts a variety of extra mural activities like life-saving, sea and land scouts, ballet, karate, to name a few as well as after-school learning programmes, including Kumon, Master Maths/English.
There are transport companies offering transport from the various schools/after school activities.
Frequently Asked Questions on Blaauwberg and Western Seaboard
Q: Where do most of the property sellers reside in the Western Seaboard?
Most property sellers are from the area, as well as the investors and holiday home owners that constantly reshuffle their portfolios.
As you move up the price bracket one starts to deal with out of town holiday homes.
The 1st time home buyer section of the Blouberg real estate market is swamped by investors that provide for a much-needed property rental pool.
Q: Where do most of the buyers for Blouberg property come from? What attracts them to the Western Seaboard area?
Lifestyle, price and affordability as well as good value for money top the attraction list. The buyers we encounter are from 1st time home buyers to the top end of the Cape Town property purchaser scale.
The area’s variety also allows property buyers the option to own a new house or townhouse at affordable prices.
Blouberg beachfront property prices, comparatively, are much lower than the likes of the Atlantic Seaboard and the Western Seaboard has an added attraction of being slightly more rustic and offers a lot more “space” which facilitates mobility”
Many of the property purchasers for Blouberg and Western Seaboard houses are looking to enjoy a village lifestyle within a city.
Q: How good is the access to and from the area to other sections of the Cape?
A great attraction is that the greater Blaauwberg area caters for every need whilst only being 25 minutes from the Cape Town CBD and 20 minutes from the Durbanville wine route. Thus offering you the best of all worlds, live on the beach and be 20 min away from the beautiful luxurious wine farms.
The Blouberg area is on the doorstep of the Cape West Coast and offers easy access to areas such as Langebaan and Yzerfontein.
The picturesque town of Darling, home to Pieter Dirk Uys is less than 45 min drive.
Come and have a look for yourself - why not book a holiday in one of the many guest houses such as Casa Mia, Sir David Boutique or take your pick from the wide selection available in the Blouberg area - and experience the Western Seaboard for yourself!
- BLOUBERG GUESTHOUSES
- TABLE VIEW GUESTHOUSES
The area also has a lake in Flamingo Vlei where you can enjoy bird watching and go sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Local Clubs & Associations
- Friends of Rietvlei
- SANCCOB Foundation
- Friends of The Blouberg Conservation Area
- Rotary Clubs
- Outriders Cycling Club in Table View
- Multi Sports Maniac Club
- Tableview Football and Tennis Club