Melkbosstrand: A Glimpse into Coastal Living

Melkbosstrand, affectionately known as ‘Melkbos’ by its approximately 12,000 residents, is a picturesque and serene coastal town on the Western Seaboard of Cape Town. Its name originates from a plant found on its dunes that secretes a milky, sticky juice. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and sweeping sand dunes, this tranquil retreat is celebrated for its beautiful beach, abundance of recreational activities, and relaxed lifestyle.

The View and Activities on Melkbosstrand Beach

From the pristine white beach of Melkbosstrand, you can enjoy an unobstructed view of Table Mountain across the stretched-out blue waters. This gorgeous expanse is perfect for fishing, surfing, gliding, and swimming. You can also take relaxing walks along the beach, where you’ll be treated to the most spectacular sunsets.

Shopping and Dining in Melkbosstrand

Residents have easy access to local shopping facilities, including the Melkbosstrand Shopping Centre, which is within 3 km and houses top food chains, a hardware store, butchery, hairdressers and much more. For an even greater variety of stores, the Table Bay Mall is just 9 km away.

Birkenhead Shopping Centre, Melkbosstrand

(Photo credit: Byron Lottering)

Dining in Melkbosstrand is a treat, with over 29 top restaurants to choose from. You can enjoy specially prepared meals as you listen to the sound of waves breaking nearby and inhale the fresh sea breeze. Damhuis Restaurant is a local favorite. This beachfront establishment is known for its seafood, traditional South African cuisine, and pet-friendly policy complete with a doggy menu.

Die Damhuis Restaurant

Photo credit: Die Damhuis Restaurant

Community Life and Education in Melkbosstrand

Melkbosstrand’s vibrant community life includes a variety of churches in the area, and there’s a mosque just 14 km away. It is also home to top schools, catering to all levels from pre-primary to high school. For higher education, there’s a college and university just 35 km away.

Local Attractions

Melkbosstrand is surrounded by popular, breathtaking activities and attractions. The Koeberg Nature Reserve, golf clubs, Namib Gardens, and a variety of tours – from wine tours to bus tours for sightseeing – are available. You can enjoy thrilling adventures such as shark diving, whale watching, and helicopter rides, or engage in more leisurely activities like hiking in the beautiful Cape Town landscapes.

Atlantic Beach Golf Estate

The Atlantic Beach Golf Estate is a prestigious community within Melkbosstrand, built around a meticulously maintained 18-hole championship golf course. The estate offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, and local wildlife. Residents also enjoy a variety of top-notch facilities, including a leisure centre, pool, tennis courts, and a fitness centre.

Melkbosstrand Property Market

The property market in Melkbosstrand is diverse, catering to various needs and budgets. Tyson Properties currently lists properties ranging from a 2-bedroom apartment in Melkbosstrand Central available for R1,060,000 to a 5-bedroom freehold property in the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate for R6,995,000. 

Melkbosstrand offers a unique blend of beach-side tranquility and proximity to the bustling Cape Town city centre, making it an attractive location for both young professionals and retirees. With its breathtaking beauty, vibrant community, and ample amenities, Melkbosstrand is an ideal place to call home. The resident agent in Melkbosstrand is Theresa Venter from Tyson Properties Western Seaboard, who brings an intimate understanding of the local property market to assist prospective buyers and sellers. Let’s talk!

Theresa Venter

071 107 2666

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