Bloubergstrand at a glance
Bloubergstrand (colloquially known as ‘Blouberg”) is a suburb of Cape Town along the shores of Table Bay that is ±15km north of the city centre. The name, directly translated from Afrikaans is “blue mountain beach” and the name originates from a nearby mountain called Blaauwberg. This suburb is predominantly a residential area and many owners here tend to be those who are attracted to an active water sport lifestyle, or investors who rent their properties out as holiday accommodation.
It is from the beach at Bloubergstrand that the classical view of Table Mountain can be seen, and is a popular location for young and old alike because of its long stretches of white sand and blue ocean. It is particularly popular, however, with kite and wind surfers, who often flock here in their hundreds to take advantage of the strong, steady winds. It is also here that the world kite-surfing record was broken in early 2016 in a Virgin Kitesurfing Armada organised event, where 415 people took to the water at once.
This area is abuzz with activity year-round and has an ample supply of good restaurants, bistros and coffee shops to meet anyone’s taste – the majority of these being positioned close to the coastline so as to benefit from the views.
Property in Blouberg is a mix of freehold and sectional title schemes in estates, as well as freehold and sectional title schemes. Just over 30% of the property in this area is freehold in estates and 29% is freehold. Sectional title schemes within estates makes up 22,92% of the market and 17,53% sectional title.
Schools in the area and neighbouring suburbs include: Blouberg International, Elkanah House High School, Bloubergrand High School, Sunningdale Primary, Tableview High and a variety of pre-primary institutions.
The commute to Cape Town’s CBD is approximately one hour in peak traffic and a mere 25 minutes out of peak traffic. The advantage of living here is that the MyCiti bus service has most of this area covered, and one can choose to use this instead of driving to and from the city