Bloubergstrand is a suburb of Cape City down the shores of Table Bay, 15 km due north of the town centre of Cape Town. The identify Bloubergstrand literally means “blue mountain beach” in Afrikaans, that is arising from Blaauwberg, a close-by mountain.
Bloubergstrand is principally a residential space, and attracts large numbers of visitors. The coast at Bloubergstrand is a well-liked location for old-fashioned view of Table Mountain along the bay. Robben Island is located 6,9 km west no matter what the coast of Bloubergstrand.
Bloubergstrand has an extended white sandy beach on the Atlantic ocean, develop a few rocky outcrops where black mussels are found. The fluids is chilly because of the chilly Benguela current however the beach is loved by surfers, self catering apartments in Bloubergstrand is very popular with kitesurfers from around the world.
The bay situated on the west aspect of Bloubergstrand, referred to as ‘Huge Bay’ has turned out to be a successful kitesurfing spot resulting from the constant trade winds bringing a 1-three m surf for getting a a large number of the year.
Large Bay seaside can be well known for how simple white mussels ( as species irrespective of genus Donax) will be extracted from the sand by an activity domestically recognized as ‘jiving’.
The Bloubergstrand area falls in the context of a marine nature reserve and of course the extraction of species similar to Cape rock lobster and abalone is prohibited.
A license is needed with a purpose to catch previously nicely-known local kinds of galjoen and Hottentot. Seafood is widespread in the area, and contains your neighborhood white mussels. In season southern proper whales, often killer whales, humpback dolphins, Haviside’s dolphin and Cape fur seals are often witnessed in the bay.