History of Bloubergstrand

Province Western Cape
Coordinates 33.7972°S 18.4620°E
Area 1.39 km2
Municipality City of Cape Town

Bloubergstrand is a seaside suburb. The name means “blue mountain beach” It is known particularly for the iconic view of Table mountain over the ocean.

In 1629 the captain of the ship London took “Harry die Strandloper”, one of the first documented inhabitants of Bloubergstrand to England with him. It was his job to deliver letters to the sailors. So he became South Africa’s first postmaster.

The Battle of Blouberg in 1806 saw soldiers drowning when their ship ran into the rocks and overturned at the end of what is now Stadler road.

The Dutch were defeated and the British took control of the Cape. After the battle, Frederick Louis Stadler became the owner of much of the land that is now Bloubergstrand. The well-known restaurant “ Ons Huisie” was the first dwelling built on the property.

The postcodes for Blouberg are 7441 (streets) and 7436 (boxes)

Things to see and do in Blouberg

  • Big Bay Beach has “Blue flag” status
  • Ons Huisie restaurant 021 554 1553

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Useful Numbers in Boubergstrand

  • Police: Table View-021 521 3300
  • Traffic department: 021 550 1312
  • Fire: 021 400 6949
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity: 0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Big Bay-021 554 0427
  • Closest hospital;Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital-021 554 9000
  • Pharmacy; Seaside Pharmacy-021 556 3950
  • SPCA: Cape Of Good Hope-021 700 4140
  • Blouberg community hall:021 814 1527
  • Schools-Blouberg International School-021 557 9071
    Blouberg Ridge Primary School-021 557 8422
    Bloubergrant High School-021 557 6390
  • Tourism ; 021 521 1080[/vc_column_text]
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