Milnerton is a suburb of Cape Town in South Africa situated on the Atlantic Ocean 11 kilometres to the north of Cape Town city’s centre. The gateway to the west coast.The Milnerton area of Cape Town includes, Century City with the Canal Walk shopping centre and it’s 400 shops (shop till you drop ;-)), Lagoon Beach, Milnerton Ridge, Royal Ascot, and the unique Woodbridge Island.
One of the most identifiable features of Milnerton is its lagoon, formed where the Diep River enters the sea, with palm trees adorning the lagoon banks. The lagoon is used by canoeists from the Milnerton Canoe Club, which is the oldest Canoe Club in the Province. The lagoon also boasts extensive bird life. You may see Flamingos, Pelicans, Cranes and a lot of other smaller birds.
Two bridges join Woodbridge Island to the mainland of Milnerton proper. The wooden bridge (after which the island is named) is now a national heritage site and, although was once used for general traffic, is now restricted to all forms of traffic including pedestrians. A newer bridge allows cars to cross to the island. The Milnerton lighthouse (1960) is also a popular landmark found on the island. It’s also the home of the Milnerton Links Golf Club and the Maestro’s restaurant
Milnerton’s beach is well known for its views of Table Mountain and is a popular spot for walkers and surfers. The wave size varies from small to large and tends to barrel, with the best waves occurring when there is a South-Easter blowing. The water is generally cold, the result of the Benguela current that flows along Africa’s western shore. The beach is a favorite for water sports. If you like walking on the beach enjoy our endless sandy beaches you may walk up to Tableview, approx. 3 hours have a drink and/o a meal and return with the MyCiti bus system to us.
Milnerton is the location of two small nature reserves which are owned and managed by the City of Cape Town. The Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, which includes the Milnerton Lagoon, is situated between Milnerton Ridge, Table View, Dolphin Beach, Sunset Beach, and Woodbridge Island. The Milnerton Racecourse Naure Reserve is situated inside the race tracks of the old Milnerton Racecourse, which is now the Royal Ascot residential precinct.