We have an idea. Think of it as a cheat sheet for an offbeat experience that will keep everyone happy and entertained. This is a guide to visiting an area on the West Coast that may not be high up on your list. Which, in this instance, is not a bad thing. It’s the charming seaside town Melkbosstrand on the South West Coast, just 35km from Cape Town.
Things To Do In and Around Melkbosstrand:
Visit the Koeberg Nature Reserve
The Koeberg Nature Reserve is part of the West Coast Way Culture Route and offers stunning flora, fauna, as well as many family-friendly activities. You can choose to walk on one of the two trails or take a bike ride if you prefer to stroll. It’s flat and has less than 50m of climbing. This makes it great for families, beginners, and even more experienced cyclists. The nature reserve provides a wide variety of fauna and flora. There are two types of veld: West Coast Strandveld (important) and Duineveld (important). Grysboks, steenboks, bonteboks and springbok are all worth a look. You can also spot the African wildcat caracal, grey mongoose, and genet.
Go Horse Riding at Thandeka Stables
One of the most memorable experiences is riding along the gorgeous stretch of beach near Melkbos on the West Coast. The experience is made possible by Thandeka Stables located along the scenic West Coast near Melkbosstrand. Thandeka Stables offers riding for novices, experienced and disabled. You can even order picnics and have your own coffee shop.
You can book a morning, afternoon, or sunset ride and feel the breeze through your hair while you canter along this beautiful stretch of beach.
Laser tag with your Family
Although vacations are all about relaxation and enjoying the outdoors, there is always time for an adrenaline rush. Laser tag is a fun and family-friendly way to get your blood pumping. For all things laser tag, SWAT is the place to go. The game involves two teams of players who play different types of scenario games. They start with an introductory level and work their way up to more difficult levels during the laser tag event. Each team receives laser tag guns that can be identified for their team, usually ‘code red and ‘code blue’ laser tags guns.
Spend Quality Time at MelkbosBeach
The stunning Melkbos Beach is the first beach that you will encounter as you travel along the West Coast. This beautiful stretch of sand-dunes offers stunning views of Table Mountain as well as Robben Island. It’s also a popular water sports beach that offers excellent conditions for kite and wind surfing.
Sunbird Restaurant and Bar is the place to go for a quick bite or a satisfying meal to fuel your day. Sunbird Restaurant is a restaurant that specializes in South African cuisine. They also offer the best seafood. There is also a large play area for your children so they can burn all their energy while you have a cold one.
THE LODGE AT ATLANTIC BEACH,Exceeding Your Expectations
Entertainment and Dining
For lunch and dinner later in the day, there’s the Sunbird Restaurant and Bar. Don’t forget the view…
The Lodge, a boutique 4 star hotel in Melkbosstrand is inviting guests to revitalize their senses and rejuvenate their bodies with our wide selection of professional beauty and health treatments.
The Spa’s highly trained therapists will ensure that every guest has a unique experience. You will feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and lavishly pamper.
Melkbosstrand Blue Flag Beach – Welcome
Melkbosstrand is literally translated to “milk bush beach”. It refers to Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae shrubs that grow on the sand dunes and emit a milky latex substance. Melkbos is a popular beachside destination. It has all the amenities you could want, including many inviting restaurants on the shore, modern supermarkets, and ATMs. Melkbosstrand, a Blue Flag Beach, is located on the West Coast Way Cultural Route. Blue Flag is an internationally recognized eco-certification that certifies beaches and marinas. A Blue Flag is a sign that a marina or beach is accessible, clean, and has high water quality. It also indicates that they are working hard to preserve local ecosystems and shorelines.
There are many cafes and restaurants along Beach Road. The Long Beach has green lawns which are ideal for picnics. Melkbosstrand is a popular beach for water sports. The conditions are perfect for surf skiers and wind/kite surfing, and the calm waters make Melkbosstrand a great spot for sea kayakers who want to paddle along the coast. Two spots, Beach Road and Captains, have enough waves to keep surfers happy.
Boating enthusiasts will find a slipway at the northern edge Melkbos Point that is safe for their leisure craft. The National Sea Rescue Institute’s Station 18 is also located here.
What to do?
Cape Skydiving Adventure
It takes only 35 minutes to drive north on the R27, or West Coast road, to get you from Cape Town to the nearest skydiving drop zone. This area is South Africa’s tourism capital and boasts one of the most spectacular views from high altitude.
The view from the skydive is spectacular as you fly up to the tandem skydive. The city bowl is located to the south between Table Mountain’s towering heights and the bustling Table Bay Harbour. To the south, on the other side of the mountain is False Bay, Hout Bay, and the beauty of the south peninsula up to Cape Point. To the west you’ll see Robben Island, the Atlantic Ocean breaking on Cape West Coast. This beautiful coastline is as well-known for its icy waters and mouth-watering crabs. The Langebaan lagoon is located to the north. It’s a great place for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Skydiving is a bucket-list item. Skydive Cape Town’s dedicated staff and tandem masters who are internationally qualified can make your skydiving dreams a reality. Freefall is the best way to see Cape Town. Take the plunge, take the plunge!
What’s Melkbosstrand famous for?