Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand is a suburb of Cape Town located on the shores of Table Bay, about 25 km to the north of the city centre. Its name Bloubergstrand in Afrikaans literally means "blue mountain beach" after Blaauwberg, a nearby mountain. Bloubergstrand is mainly residential and attracts a large numbers of visitors. The beach at Bloubergstrand is a popular location for a classic view of Table Mountain across the bay.

Local licensed fishermen still use a small local design of rowing boat to put their nets out in Small Bay for mullet when the temperature and other conditions are favorable. They retrieve their nets manually, and sell the fish locally. The Bloubergstrand area falls within a Marine Nature Reserve and diving for delicacies such as Jasus lalandii (also called the Cape rock lobster or West Coast rock lobster) and "perlemoen" or abalone are not allowed. To catch previously well-known local varieties of Galjoen and Hottentot, the hopeful angler has to be in possession of a license. Seafood is popular including the local white mussels. In season Southern Right Whales, occasionally Killer Whales, Humpback Dolphins and Haviside's Dolphin and Cape Fur Seals are seen in the bay.

Bloubergstrand has a long white sand beach on the Atlantic ocean, with a few rocky outcrops where black mussels are found. The water is cold due to the cold Benguela current but the beach is popular with surfers. The bay on the west side of Bloubergstrand has become a popular kitesurfing spot due to the constant trade winds bringing a 1-3m surf for a majority of the year.

 

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Wind4.63 m/s
Cloudiness0 %
Temperature (min/max)10/13 °C
Pressure1023 hpa
Humidity77 %
Last update: 22 Sep 2021 @ 01:21

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