Grand Blue D Activities:
Grand Blue D is situated in Sunset Beach, Milnerton. The house is ideally located for easy access to a number of local attractions.
The beach is a mere 10 minute walk away and has beautiful views of Table Mountain, especially at sunset.
The property borders the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, which is home to a large number of bird species, ideal for the avid bird watcher.
Milnerton Golf Course is 10 minutes away and is one of the better golf courses to play in Cape Town.
The winelands of Stellenbosch and Paarl are half an hour away and well worth a visit to sample great South African wines.
Tableview and Blaauwberg are a short drive away and offer great views of Table Mountain as well as being ideal beaches for kite surfing and wind surfing.
Nearby is the Koeberg Nature Reserve, which is great for hiking trails as well as dolphin spotting and whale watching from August through to November.
Cape Townâ€™s peninsula is easily accessible from Sunset Beach, which can be enjoyed as a half day or full day self drive tour.
Cape Town offers a wide variety of tours which can be booked by the staff at GrandBlue D.
Trips to Table Mountain are advisable especially the cable car to the top of the mountain.
Canal Walk Shopping Centre is very close by and is paradise for those wanting to go on a shopping spree. Everything under one roof as well as a theme park called Ratanga Junction, which is only open for certain time periods in the year.
The staff at Grand Blue D are willing and able to provide you with information on the various activities to do in and around Cape Town.
More info about Sunset Beach:
The recently established upmarket suburb of Sunset Beach is surrounded by the Sunset Links gated community on the Milnerton Golf Course, and the protected Rietvlei Wetlands. From here there are uninterrupted views of Table Mountain. Without swimming beaches, this section of the coast remains largely unspoilt.
Visitors are astounded by the wealth of marine life out at sea, and the bird life in the adjoining wetland reserve.
Sunset Beach has five safe beachfront parking areas.
If you are looking for lazy, sun-baked days on the beach, topped with gorgeous sunsets over the ocean, then Sunset Beach is your ideal location.
Things to do:
During the windy season (December - April), visitors from all over the world take up residence at Sunset Beach to enjoy the perfect kiteboarding conditions. Boards can be hired from kite shops in nearby Tableview or from the upmarket mall five minutes walk away.
Whale watching has become prevalent along this part of the coast. Over the years, more Southern Right Whales are seen entering the bay.
The Paddocks Shopping mall within walking distance of Sunset Beach, offers convenient shopping.
Join the Milnerton Rowing club as a social member and take advantage of their canoeing equipment to paddle down the river mouth.
Lovers of Golf can enjoy a round at the 18-hole Milnerton Golf Course. The course becomes a real challenge on windy days.
A short drive from Sunset Beach will get you to Canal Walk, one of the cityâ€™s largest malls with a retail area of 140000mÂ² and over 400 stores in which to browse.
Take a tour of the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) on the northern end of Rietvlei. This non-profit organisation is well known for saving countless marine birds â€“ specifically the endangered African penguin â€“ from oil spills and other incidents affecting their numbers.
The City of Cape Town maintains a scenic Cycling Path that runs from Blouberg directly into the city. You could hire a bicycle and get active.
If you enjoy Bird watching, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve has recorded over 190 species in the park. Well-maintained wooden pathways lead to bird hides.
A section of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve is cordoned off for water sports such as windsurfing, small craft sailing, skiing, and much more
Where to Eat:
South Pole Pizzeria is a no-frills, owner run pizza restaurant located in Sunset Beach. The pizza options cover two menu pages, all freshly and perfectly prepared.
Yo Eastern Fusion in the same centre has an outstanding and varied sushi menu.
A favourite with students on their all you can eat
sushi evenings (get there early!), Sake offers fresh and interesting Chinese and sushi dishes.
Enjoy a hearty meat dish at Dale's Black Angus restaurant at the Paddocks shopping mall. Stupendous views of Table Mountain and the bay. Best time to visit is at sundown.
Maestros on the Beach at Milnerton Golf Club is an entrenched favourite around these parts. The setting overlooking the beach is superb and their huge menu ranges from light deli-style offerings to full Mediterranean dishes. Trinchado is the house speciality.
Canal Walk shopping mall has a few restaurants worth visiting: Cattle Baron is one of Cape Town's top steakhouses that rarely disappoints, Primi Piatti is a vibey Italian restaurant renowned for their quality ingredients and there is the ever-popular La Rocca offering a variety of light meals.
Call a taxi for a ride into the city centre to experience Cape Town's renowned vibrant nightlife. Ask your hosts to find out whatâ€™s showing at the Milnerton Playhouse. This small amateur theatre has been operating for over 15 years. It's a local secret not often shared but the Italian Club in the suburb of Rugby has live entertainment on weekends, a thoroughly entertaining dance venue. Fun too, just to watch the animated crowd. The restaurant serves up some of the best Italian food in Cape Town.
Air The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 23km from Sunset Beach.
Car Rental Nearby Tableview has many car rental agencies; however, car rental bookings can be made online.
Bus services Sunset Beach is on the main bus route between Melkbosstrand up the west coast and Cape Town city centre. Two bus stops are conveniently located on either end of Sunset Beach.
Taxis Several metered taxi companies operate from nearby locations. If you have the Uber app, order a taxi via your mobile phone. There are many operators offering shuttle services between Sunset Beach, Cape Town city and the airport.
Did you know?
The Greater Flamingo is an annual visitor to the Diep River estuary bordering Sunset Beach. When eating, it disturbs the sediment by treading its feet, releasing tiny aquatic invertebrates on which it feeds. The treading leaves perfect circular depressions in the mud. In spring, the Rietvlei Wetland area is a breeding ground for aquatic creatures. The south-easterly wind, also known as the Cape Doctor, aerates the waters, bringing life-giving oxygen to these creatures.
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