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South African Air Force Museum – 021 508 6377
This fascinating museum features SAAF history to date with displays of old military uniforms, aircraft and other interesting articles.
South African Museum and Planetarium – 021 481 3900
Situated in the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, see South Africa’s rich and diverse history on display and be transported into the night sky of the southern hemisphere when you visit the planetarium.
Robben Island Museum – 021 419 1300
Initially used by the Dutch East India Company as a refreshment station, Robben Island was used in 1819 as an asylum for the mentally disturbed and in 1845 as a Leper Colony. In 1960 the Department of Correctional Services claimed the facility for use in the detainment of primarily political prisoners, with the Former President Nelson Mandela being the most famous of its inmates. This fascinating site is now a historical monument featuring places of interest such as the Lighthouse, Leper Cemetery, Rectory, Anglican Church, Stone Quarry, Residency, Primary School and church of male lepers. The island can be viewed from all the beaches in the Blaauwberg area.
Site of the Battle of Blaauwberg
Blaauwberg derives its name from the Battle of Blaauwberg, which was fought in August 1806. The Blaauwberg Koppie, situated on the Melkbosch Farm, approximately in the centre of the municipal area, is where the Batavians were defeated by the British.
This is private property and is not accessible to the public.
Old Wooden Bridge
At the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War in 1899, Milnerton was an established township. By 1901 the British troops had taken Pretoria and President Kruger had fled to Europe in an attempt to obtain assistance from the Keiser.
General Smuts had commenced one of his many raids into the Cape Colony and to defend the Cape Coast, it was decided that military access to the island and the coast to the north should be built. This is the access still used today, a century later, as a pedestrian bridge to Milnerton Golf Links. The Wooden Bridge was declared a National Monument in 1987.
The 21m lighthouse situated on Woodbridge Island was commissioned in 1960 to serve as a beacon for the shipping trade entering Cape Town Harbour. The small stretch of ocean between Green Point and Milnerton has seen the demise of more ships than any other coastline in South Africa. The stranded Nieuw Haarlem has been commemorated with a plaque at this lighthouse.
Citysightseeing Cape Town Hop On-Hop Off – 021 511 6000
The Best way to see Cape Town by double decker, open roof bus
Cape splendour Tours and Safaris
Table View – 021 554 3669
Cape splendour offers day tours and safaris to suit your holiday. There are full day tours, half-day tours and full day safaris. They also provide cost effective transfers to the airport and city centre. Please do not hesitate to ask reception for any further information.
A variety of bays and beaches, with spectacular sea and mountain views are found in this area. Big Bay is a popular site for surfing and wind surfing. Basic facilities and restaurants can be found in close proximity.
Ideal for long walks, sunbathing and safe swimming. Whales are often spotted off the coast. There are adequate basic facilities, benches, grassed areas, footways and kite flying over weekends.
Milnerton Lagoon Mouth Beach
A popular site for paddle skiing, this beach has been formed from the lagoon water flowing out to the sea and waves washing water back in shore.
Named after the milkwood trees to the north of the town, spectacular views, picnic and recreation areas, shops and restaurants can be found along Beach Road. Adjacent sites include Kapteinsbaai, Van Riebeeckstrand and Duynefontein.
With some of the most breathtaking views across the bay and Table Mountain this beach is adequately signposted and some outstanding features include the famous Milnerton Lighthouse.
Sport Helicopters 021 419 5907
Civair Helicopters 021 419 5182
NAC Makana 021 425 3868
The Huey Helicopter Co 021 419 4044/ 082 843 4839
Adventure flight through the combat zone along the shores of the untamed West Coast http://sporthelicopters.co.za
Shark Cage Diving
Sharklady Cage Diving and Surface Viewing 076 810 0007
Gansbaai 028 313 2306
White Shark Adventures 028 384 1380
Experience cage shark diving at Gansbaai, situated near Hermanus. 082 928 2000
Dive Action – 021 511 0800
Downhill Adventures – 021 422 0388
Quad Biking, Paragliding, Sandboarding, Sky Diving, Shark Diving, Mountain Biking, Learn Kitesurfing
Big Blue Fishing Charters
Simon’s Town – 021 786 5667
Inkkwazi Flyfishing Safari – 083 626 0467
Sky dive Cape Town – 082 800 6290
Motor Racing Circuit
Killarney – 021 557 1639
The Killarney Motor Race Track is easily the oldest motor sport complex in South Africa, having seen action as far back as 1946.
The complex has its own stock car oval, drag strip, and kart circuit and motor cross track.
Melk “Bos” 4X4
Motor Cross, Quad Biking, 4×4 – 073 3370644
Located just off the R27, facilities are available for 4×4, motor cross and quad biking
Cape Sidecar Adventures – 021 434 9855
Paintball PyroZone – 021 572 8883
Learn to kitesurf, Sunset Beach (20 minute drive away)
Lessons and hiring (Eden on the Bay, 10 mins drive) – 021 554 9633