Big Bay - Bloubergstrand

Big Bay is ideally located to make the most of Cape Town and the surrounding attractions. Situated at the north end of Bloubergstrand it is close to the city and tourist attractions, yet a relaxing location with breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Robben Island.

location & area

Bloubergstrand is a suburb of Cape Town on the eastern side of Table Bay, about 15km from Cape Town city centre. It is a very popular destination and famous for it's amazing views of Cape Town, table mountain and Robben Island. Bloubergstrand, literally translated from Afrikaans, means "Blue Mountain Beach", referring to Table Mountain, an the world class beach.

Big Bay is situated at the northern end of Bloubergstrand, with the atlantic ocean to the west, and nature reserves to the north. The area is very well connected to the major arterials in Cape Town. The national highway N7 runs north along the pristine west coast, and the N1 from Cape Town eastwards toward the world famous wine regions. Below are some rough travel times by car from Big Bay

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Big Bay is self contained and well served by many shops, restaurants and bars. Two areas in particular are ideal for visitors and holiday makers with mixed residential and retail design. Seaside Living & Eden on Bay are both a stone's throw from the beach. They provide holiday accommodation, shops, restaurants, bars & nightlife.

big bay beach

Staying in either of these areas will enable you to make the most of your time in Cape Town. AirBNB has become a very popular and easy way to book your Blouberg accommodation, and hosts are generally very friendly and helpful.


Big Bay and Bloubergstrand has become synonymous with world class surfing and wind sports. Every year from November until March the top wind- and kitesurfers in the world visit Cape Town for training and the annual Red Bull King of the Air competition. There are also a multitude of schools if you want to get into these amazing sports. It's not just water sports awaiting the adventurous soul! Within a few minutes from Big Bay you can find Paragliding & Para-motoring, Skydiving and much more.

kitesurf windsurf big bay

When you've had enough of the sports and adventure, you will find no end in cultural and culinary delights. Robben Island is visible just off the coast and is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. The wine regions are a must for visitors and locals alike, and are within easy reach. Not to mention the national parks and wildlife experiences all around.

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