What you can do in Blouberg
Bloubergstrand, a quiet residential suburb, is situated on the West Coast about 30 minutes drive from both the Cape Town city centre and Cape Town International Airport. With numerous good seafood restaurants Bloubergstrand is the gateway to the seafood mecca of the Cape West Coast.
Much of Bloubergstrands attraction lies in its white sandy beaches from which the view of Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town is spectacular. Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, can also be seen from the beach at Bloubergstrand.
The main beach in Bloubergstrand is called Big Bay. It is a paradise for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers alike. Several national and international competitions are held here every year. Small Bay is a delightful family beach and suitable for sunbathers.
The Sir David offers all in-house guests the complimentary use of funky Dahon fold-up bicycles.
Activities that can be arranged:
- Quad biking and sandboarding
- Surf school.
- Kite surfing lessons
- Mountain bike hire
- Guided mountain trails
- Guided sea kayaking trails
- Day tours: Our preferred tour operators are able to offer private excursions in English, Dutch & German, fully tailored to suit your preferences. Amongst the most popular excursions are Winelands, Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, Table Mountain, Cultural Experiences, Table Mountain, Whales (seasonal), Wild Flowers (seasonal), West Coast, and even shark cage diving.
- Overland tours: Should you require touring and transport before or after your stay with us, we are able to assist using our preferred suppliers.
- Birding – Rietvlei Nature Reserve bird hides, at own leisure.
- Long walks along a pristine beach at own leisure.
- Golf at Atlantic Beach Golf Club only 10 min drive away.
- Trek Fishing – Since the 17th century, trek net fishing has been a tradition along the West Coast of South Africa. At dawn enjoy a fine cappuccino on the balcony at The Sir David while you watch the fisherman at work in Small Bay, right in front of the guest house. A local fisherman in a small colourful rowing boat departs from the beach with the large net, dropping the net in a semi-circle as he makes his way around the bay. The rest of the fisherman back on the beach start to pull in the net with the catch of the day. Mostly the catch is Harder (Mullet) and this is taken up the coast to Velddrift where the locals heavily salt and hang the fish to dry. These dried fish are called “Bokkoms”.