Milnerton and Table View are among Cape Town’s most understated suburbs. Both of the thriving communities are within 30min of the city centre and its array of cosmopolitan attractions. The lagoons will delight water enthusiasts and birders alike, while the spectacular views of Table Mountain serve as a backdrop.
Milnerton’s palm-fringed lagoon forms where the Diep River enters the sea and is a favourite among canoeists and birdwatchers. Two bridges join Woodbridge Island to the mainland, of which the wooden bridge is a National Heritage Site. Brave the cold Benguela current to catch the white-capped waves, or hunt for vintage pieces and collectables at the Milnerton Flea Market.
Further north, across the Rietvlei wetlands and lagoon – a birding hotspot – sits the suburb of Table View. The suburb’s still waters invite water skiing and sailing, while its beaches are exposed to the wind, making it ideal for Kite Surfing and windsurfing. Bloubergstrand’s Big Bay is popular among surfers, and Little Bay and Dolphin Bay host numerous paddle skiing competitions. The local racing circuit is near Killarney, which features on the national racing map.
- Understated suburbs along northern Table Bay
- Milnerton’s lagoon is a favourite among canoeists and birdwatchers
- Two bridges join Woodbridge Island to the mainland of which the wooden bridge is a National Heritage Site
- Table View’s lagoon invites water skiing and sailing, while the suburb’s beaches are exposed to the wind, making it ideal for kite surfing and windsurfing
- The local racing circuit is near Killarney, which features on the national racing map