History of Tableview

Province: Western Cape
Coordinates: 33.8218° S, 18.4915° E
Area: 6.14 km2
Municipality; City of Cape Town

Spectacular views of Table Mountain

Tableview so named because of its view of Table Mountain, is to the North of Cape Town beyond Rietvlei wetlands and lagoon. This area is popular with watersports fans. It also has abundant birdlife.

Potsdam outspan along the way from Cape Town to Saldanha Bay

In the early 20th Century the Koeberg road towards Tableview from Maitland past Killarney towards the Swartland was called the hard road. by comparison to the sand tracks over the dunes. Along this road to Saldanha Bay were several outspans. At the intersection of Koeberg and Blaauwberg roads was the Potsdam outspan. Here there was an overnight rest stop for farmers travelling to Cape Town. The area was known as Outspan in the twenties and thirties.
Bloubergstrand, Big Bay, Little Bay, and Dolphin Beach are all in the Tableview area. Big Bay is popular for Paddle skiing and windsurfing competitions.

The postal codes for Tableview are 7441 (streets) and 7439 (boxes)

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 021 521 3300
  • Traffic department: Milnerton; 0860103 089
  • Fire: Milnerton- 021 400 6949
  • Water: 0860 103 089
  • Electricity:0860 103 089
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; 021 557 2511
  • Closest hospital; public clinic 021 444 5967                                                                           Medicross ;021 521 100
  • Library: 021 557 8995
  • Pharmacy;
  • SPCA: Cape of Good Hope Grassy Park 021 700 4140
  • Leibrandt Van Niekerk Hall:021 814 1527
  • Schools:

Table View Primary 021 557 6143
Tableview High 021 557 3602

Ratepayers Association: info@tableviewratepyers.org.za  comms@tableviewratepayers.org.za.

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