South Africa
places you will never forget

1. Melkbosstrand

Melkbosstrand is a small coastal village, just a few minutes north of Cape Town, so close that most consider it a suburb of the city. The town and its 7 km stretch of white sand beach is situated on the Atlantic coast with the stunning Blouberg mountains to the east as a backdrop. Melkbosstrand is the ideal destination if you want to get away from it all – it is best known for its long white sandy beach, nature walks, spectacular views and excellent seafood restaurants! The beach is a favourite with surfers and one of the most popular beaches for kite surfing. This is an extremely pretty base from which to explore both Cape Town and the West Coast, particularly as the area is also surrounded by popular wine estates. This coastal village is within close proximity to all the major…

2. Milnerton

A Suburb of “View Sites” Milnerton, a suburb of Cape Town, lies only 11 km from the cities centre along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful residential area is built on the Milnerton Lagoon, one of the suburbs most identifiable features and which forms part of the Rietvlei Wetlands. Milnerton is regarded as having the most beautiful and uninterrupted views of Cape Town and its mountains. This is due to the topography of the land which lends itself to magnificent scenic views of land, sea or lagoon and particularly South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain. The views of Table Bay at sunset are said to be legendary! Milnerton is where you would be if you were to photograph South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain, with the Mother City nestling in…

3. Robben Island

Robben Island as viewed from Signal Hill

In 1997 Robben Island became a museum and a heritage site. Acting as a focal point of South African heritage the museum is a dynamic institution. It runs educational programmes for schools, youths and adults, facilitates tourism development, conducts ongoing research related to the Island and fulfils an archiving function.History Before the sea channel between the Island and the Cape mainland became covered with water people lived on Robben Island but after the Dutch settled at the Cape in the mid-1600s, the island was used primarily as a prison. Robben Island has, however, not only been used as a prison. It was a training and defence station in World War II (1939-1945) and a hospital…