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Exploring Bloubergstrand

Exploring Bloubergstrand

Known for its breath-taking views of Table Mountain across Table Bay, Bloubergstrand is a suburb of Cape Town that has taken on an identity of its own, almost being recognised as a little town in its own right. It is mainly a residential area, with plenty of holiday accommodation. Its long stretch of beach is very popular for watersports and kiting.

This area was once inhabited by the Goringhaikona people during the 16th and 17th centuries. As Southern Africa began to be colonised by the Europeans, Bloubergstrand also came under the control of various other powers, no longer occupied by the traditional tribes; who were enslaved, killed or moved by the colonisers in a series of sometimes-bloody encounters. As a result of the rich, sometimes very sad history of the area, there are a number of monuments and historical attractions in BloubergstrandRead More »