Bloubergstrand is located on the Blaauwberg Coast which is about 20 minutes drive from Cape Town. In Afrikaans, Bloubergstrand means "blue mountain beach" after Blouberg, a nearby hill.
Bloubergstrand is first and foremost a residential suburb and attracts many visitors, both locals and international. Much of Bloubergstrand's attraction lies in its white sandy beaches from where one gets dramatic views of Table Mountain and Cape Town.
Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, can also be seen quite clearly from the beach at Bloubergstrand.
The main beach in Bloubergstrand is called Big Bay. Big Bay is a haven for surfers´ and plays host to several national and international competitions every year. Little Bay is a pleasant family beach and very much apt for sunbathers as there are many places for surf anglers.
Apart from the wonderful beaches and impressive views, Bloubergstrand offers a number of attractions and activities. Its close proximity to Cape Town also make it a convenient base when visiting the Cape. Bloubergstrand has many restaurant and it is no wonder why it is known as the gateway to the seafood Mecca of the West Coast.