Melkbosstrand is the first village on the West Coast, just 26 km from Cape Town's city centre, on the Atlantic Ocean. Officially part of the Blaauwberg municipality, Melkbosstrand has some of the most beautiful wide, sandy beaches that offer hours of breathtaking walks with views over Table Mountain and Robben Island, safe swimming, ideal conditions for kite surfing, windsurfing, crayfishing and boating and some of the best sunsets.
Melkbosstrand is well known for its seafood. There are a number of restaurants and two large shopping centres in the area and easy access to golf courses, Ratanga Junction, Grand West Casino, Canal Walk and of course, the wild flowers of the West Coast, when in season. Melkbosstrand, named after the milkwood trees growing north of the town, is also close to the Durbanville winelands and the majestic mountains of the Boland. The Koeberg Nature Reserve, nearby, has a number of fynbos-rich walking paths that pass through beautiful cliffs, dunes and beaches.