This beautiful seaside town is ideal for those who want to escape the city without driving too far or if you have limited time.
Melkbosstrand is situated approximately 34km from Cape Town via the R27, and 44km from Cape Town International Airport via the M19 and N7.
Previously known as Losperd's Bay, the 7km sandy beach played an integral part in Cape Town's history. In 1806, it was the site of the Battle of Blaauwberg. During this time the Cape was part of the Batavian Republic (Dutch colony in allegiance with France).
With the Napoleonic wars in Europe, Britain wanted to prevent France from occupying Cape Town and the sea route around it. On 8 January 1806, 5000 British soldiers, led by Lt. Gen. William Baird landed at Losperd's Beach.
The battle lasted about two hours and with the defeat of Lt. Gen. Janssens' garrison, Britain once again occupied Cape Town. The Cape remained under British rule for 150 years.
The area was later renamed Melkbosstrand after the Euphorbiaceae bushes that were found on the dunes. A cannon stands on the foreshore commiserating the Battle of Blaauwberg.
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The history of Melkbosstrand
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Fun stuff to do in Melkbosstrand
If spending the day just soaking up the sun and enjoying the view is not your cup of tea, there is a variety of exciting activities to choose from.
A fun and adventurous way to experience the spectacular dunes in the area.
Koeberg Private Nature Reserve
The nature reserve that separates Melkbosstrand from the Koeberg Nuclear Plant, is perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
Melkbosch Food Fair
The market is held every first Saturday of the month and offer a variety of fresh and delectable food options for everyone.
Address: Melkboschplaas, on the R27, opposite Atlantic Beach Gold Estate.
The 18 hole, links golf course situated at Atlantic Beach Estate was designed to ensure that all golfers enjoy the game, no matter what their handicap.
If jumping from an airplane is on your bucket list, then this is the place to do it. Arguably one of the most beautiful spots in the world to go skydiving. No experience is needed as they do offer tandem skydiving.
Enjoy a ride along the beach and stop for a picnic. All levels of experience welcome.
If you prefer to experience the dunes on four wheels then quad biking is for you. Either bring your own quad bike or rent one for a few hours.
Combat games are a firm favourite under young and old and regarding the history of the area, it is the perfect place to try and conquer your enemy.
Rich in history, beauty and experiences, Melkbosstrand is well worth a visit.