Milnerton in Cape Town
The suburb of Milnerton is situated in the northern part of Cape Town. It occupies the shoreline, boasting beautiful beaches and stunning views, as well as a picturesque lagoon. Being part of Cape Town, visitors to Milnerton can enjoy all of the exciting sights and sounds of the Mother City. However, Milnerton also has its own attractions, activities, culture and heritage; making it an attraction in its own right.
Milnerton is situated just 11 kilometres, or 15 minutes’ drive, from the City Bowl of Cape Town. The International Airport, Stellenbosch, Durbanville and Muizenberg are also not far away (between 20 minutes and an hour’s drive), placing Milnerton in the prime position for visitors from all over the world.
The lagoon has a beautifully tropical look and feel as it is surrounded by palm trees, attracting hundreds of birds. It is the perfect hotspot for water sports enthusiasts that want to swim, wakeboard, jet-ski, canoe, or picnic on its banks. The white sandy beaches are perfect for surfing, kiting, snorkelling, SCUBA diving and frolicking in the waves. Milnerton Beach showcases iconic views of Table Mountain, a perspective of the mountain that often appears on postcards and posters. The water may be chilly, but this beach remains a popular favourite.
Canal Walk Shopping Mall is part of Century City and is every shopping addict’s dream. It is one of the largest shopping centres in the Southern Hemisphere. It is crammed with hundreds of shops; ranging from specialised boutiques and labels to Afro-chic styles and crafts. In addition to clothes and furniture, there is a huge variety of restaurants, take-aways, cocktail bars and speciality food stores.
Visitors to Cape Town that like to indulge in a round of golf should visit the Milnerton Golf Course. This course was established in 1913 and has evolved into a top-notch 18-hole course that rivals some of the world’s best.
The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is an inland wetland that is home to almost 115 species of birds. Some of these birds are rare; others are endangered, making this a very special retreat for visitors that love nature and the outdoors. Part of this nature reserve includes coastline, along which Southern Right and Humpback whales frequently pass during the time between July and December.
Adrenalin-junkies will not want to miss a day at Ratanga Junction. This is a theme park that promises rides to leave your stomach lurching, your heart racing and your knees weak. There are also plenty of kiddies’ rides, restaurants and curio shops, as well as a number of event venues, which are ideal for weddings and corporate functions.
In addition to these Milnerton attractions, Cape Town has a host of fun things to do and see. These include:
- The V&A Waterfront
- Table Mountain
- Camps Bay beach
- The Cape Winelands (Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, etc…)
- Robben Island
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- The Two Oceans Aquarium
- Clifton Beaches
- Greenmarket Square