History of Melkbosstrand

Province:Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°44′S “18°26′E
Area: 35.64 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Melkbosstrand Previously known as Losperd’s bay (Bay of lost horses) means “Milkwood beach” in Afrikaans. Melkbosstrand is where the Battle of Blaauwberg took place in 1806. In this battle, the Cape which was occupied by French-Batavian troops was taken over and became a British colony. There is a cannon on the Melbosstrand foreshore which commemorates this battle.
There are a number of shipwrecks along the Melkbosstrand coast.
Milkwood is a species of Euphorbiaceae which grows on the white sands.
Melkbosstrand is one of the landing sites for the South Atlantic/West Africa and South Africa-Far East submarine cable system.
Melkbos is protected from urban sprawl due to the large nature conservation zone to the south of Melkbossrand

The postal codes for Melkbosstrand are 7441 (streets) and 7437 (boxes)

WEATHER IN MELKBOSSTRAND TODAY

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Things to do and see in Melkbosstrand:

  • Koeberg nuclear power station was constructed with the help of the British and French is about 6 km north of Melkbosstrand,
  • -A cannon from the battle of Blaauwberg is set on the Melkbosstrand foreshore
  • -There is a large nature conservation zone South of Melkbosstrand
  • Eerste Steen, is located in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area and is a fantastic spot for a daytime braai, with views of Table Mountain. Alcohol is prohibited. The braai area is open from 08h00 – 19h00 (November – April) and 08h00 – 17h00 (May

Useful Numbers in Melkbosstrand

  • Police: 021 553 8220
  • Traffic department:
  • Fire: 021 444 7308
  • Water:0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; 021 553 3601
  • Closest hospital;Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital-021 554 9000
  • Clinic-021 553 2499
  • Library:Koeberg Library-021 553 2514
  • Pharmacy;Atlantic View Pharmacy-021 553 1917
  • SPCA:Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre-083 375 3606
  • Melkbos Oppiesee : 021 553 0022
  • Melkbos Cultural Centre:: 021 553 2581
  • Schools:Melkbosstrand High School-021 553 0086
    Melkbos Pre-Primary School-021 553 2869
    Van Riebeeckstrand Primary School-021 553 3409
    Atlantic Beach College-082 492 8646
    Generation Schools Melkbos-087 285 5837
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