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About Melkbosstrand

Named after the Milkwood tree, Melkbos (as locals refer to the town) on the west coast of South Africa, is only 30kms from Cape Town yet it still retains the feel of a relaxed, small seaside village.

Melkbosstrand lies in a marine protected area – where catching of West Coast roc... read more

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pet friendly, apartments, bed and breakfast, boutique hotels, guest houses, guest lodge, holiday homes, hotels, self catering.

21 accommodation listings in Melkbosstrand. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Melkbosch Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Situated within sight and sound of the ocean (just one street from the beach!), approximately 20 minutes from the Cap...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R700.0

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Soetmelk

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Soetmelk apartment is a one-bedroom unit located in the Arniston Village complex, in Amble Way Melkbosstrand. It is o...

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DSTV
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Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities

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R950.0

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Affordable Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

2 Double bedrooms - colour TV in main bedroom linen and hair dryer supplied. Camping cot available on request (no lin...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R850.0

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Sandcastle B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Sancastle has 7 bedrooms, all en suite. Two rooms have sea views. 4 Double rooms (queen size beds) and 2 rooms with s...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
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WiFi
DSTV
TV

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R1180.0

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Quest Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

The property consists of 5 rooms (4 upstairs & 1 downstairs)
1) Double room with full en-suite bathroom
- Number of...

Swimming Pool
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Bar
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
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R700.0

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Atlantic Loft

Apartments, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Atlantic Loft is a double-storey self-catering loft apartment, with sea views, located in Melkbosstrand just 100 m fr...

Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV

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R1099

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Two Owls Guest House

Guest Houses in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Situated in Melkbosstrand, 9 km from Koeberg Nature Reserve, Two Owls Guest House boasts an outdoor pool, barbecue an...

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Braai Area
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TV

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R550.0

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Watersedge

Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Melkbosstrand is a coastal town located on the West Coast, north of Big Bay and Bloubergstrand. Watersedge offers two...

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TV

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R1440.0

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Orange Inn, Melkbosstrand

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Relax in the comfort of one of eight spacious, luxury en-suite bedroom. All our en-suite bedrooms have their own tea ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
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Bar
Wheelchair Friendly
DSTV

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R750.0

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Melkbos on D' Beach

Guest Houses in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

The spacious and tastefully decorated double or twin rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Non en-suite rooms are also avail...

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R1850.0

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Atlantic Beach Hotel

Boutique Hotels, Hotels in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

The Atlantic Beach Hotel offers guests a variety of modern facilities, 36 spacious en-suite bedrooms and 2 suites. Ma...

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R1775.0

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Double Storey Beach House

Holiday Homes in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

This lovely self-catering double storey beach house is perfectly located in the picturesque, tranquil town of Melkbos...

Braai Area
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Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R2025

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Melkbosstrand Apartment

Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Self catering apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 en-suites. Open-plan lounge & kitchenette with private patio, garden an...

Braai Area
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Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV
Pet Friendly
Internet access

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R900

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Melkbos Village Condo

Apartments, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Mellow vibes, breathtaking sunsets, and one of South Africa's most beautiful beaches await when you stay at this comf...

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Full Kitchen
TV
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R1597

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Bontkop B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Bontkop is a modern Cape Style Building on the beach in Melkbosstrand with unspoilt views of Cape Town, Robben Island...

Swimming Pool
DSTV
TV
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R1600

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Melbosstrand - sybile street

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Lovely cottage style home - sleeps 4 - Melkbosstrand village
There are two Bedrooms and bathrooms, one being an en-s...

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R2200

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14 break water, Atlantic Beach Estate

Apartments, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

Lovely Family home in Atlantic Beach Golf Estate available for MOST School holidays

4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher

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R4700

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Tranquil Beach Apartment

Apartments, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

This is a charming self-catering garden apartment situated in the heart of Melkbosstrand. The spacious apartment can ...

Braai Area
WiFi
Full Kitchen

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R850

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9 Tradewinds, Atlantic Beach Estate

Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

This spacious villa in Atlantic Beach Golf Estate has 4 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms,
3 reception rooms (lo...

Swimming Pool
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TV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R5000

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Melkbosstrand - Mostert street

Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

This neat and beautiful family home is located in the avenues of Melkbosstrand, only 1 block away from the beach. Fal...

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R1900

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7 Edgarcresent

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

3 Bedrooms with double beds in each
1 Bathroom with bath and toilet, 1 bathroom with shower and toilet
Fully equipp...

Braai Area
WiFi
Full Kitchen

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R3000

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More info about Melkbosstrand

Named after the Milkwood tree, Melkbos (as locals refer to the town) on the west coast of South Africa, is only 30kms from Cape Town yet it still retains the feel of a relaxed, small seaside village.

Melkbosstrand lies in a marine protected area – where catching of West Coast rock lobster is forbidden – and two nature reserves, one privately managed. 

The area is of great significance historically, it was behind Melkbosstrand’s Blouberg Hill in 1806 that the first colonists, the Dutch, took up arms against a British naval fleet. The Battle of Blaauwberg left the British victors, and so began South Africa’s second – and final – occupation under British rule. But for a brief period in our history, the country remains a member of the Commonwealth.

The long, white sandy beaches are flat with grassed-off areas above the high-water mark, making Melkbos an ideal family beach outing. Your children are never out of your sight! Take along a picnic basket and enjoy the southerly view of Table Mountain and Robben Island directly on the horizon.

If you are looking for a holiday purely to relax and unwind, we definitely recommend Melkbosstrand.

 

Top 10 reasons to visit Melkbosstrand

1. A number of tour operators offer sandboarding outings to the nearby Atlantis Dunes. These large dunes are enormously high and the smooth sand a brilliant white in colour, this is any serious photographers dream location! Another activity permitted at the dunes is quad-biking.

2. The nearby mission town of Mamre is worth visiting to see the historic church, water mill and Dutch East India Company soldier barracks. If you’re lucky, you might see young boys expertly riding their horses through the town or hear the unique sound of an accordion being played somewhere.

3. The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant to the north of Melkbos is surrounded by a vast 3000ha nature reserve. The public can visit at any time to ride the mountain bike trails or walk the various hiking routes throughout the reserve. There are numerous animal species on the reserve such as the Mountain Zebra, Bontebok and Springbok that you are guaranteed to see.

4. Blouberg Hill in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve can be visited by approaching Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management team who will accompany you to its peak and describe the surrounding fauna and flora. At the peak is a WWII radar station and majestic views of Table Bay.

5. The West Coast Ostrich Farm is an ostrich-breeding facility nearby, visit to learn more about this fascinating bird and if you dare, take a ride on one. There is a restaurant on the premises.

6. Melkbos’ pristine 7kms beach is the perfect place to learn how to surf, the waves are mostly moderate. Lifeguards patrol the swimming beach over weekends and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has a base here, can the beach be any safer?

7. For experienced surfers, there are a number of surfing beaches to the south and all within a short distance of Melkbos. The recommended surfing spot is Horse Trails.

8. A small beach on the southern end of Melkbos is a great location for snorkelling. For those new to the sport, learning can be done in the permanent clear, natural rock pool. Further south are the underwater kelp forests where divers can get up close to curious Cape Fur seals, Rock Lobster and the small, harmless “donut” Shyshark (so called because it curls up, head to tail, when caught).

9. If you enjoy beachcombing, the seas that regularly batter the rocks at Kreeftebaai (Crayfish Bay) surprisingly spew out the delicate pale green pumpkin shell.

10. The Southern Right Whale has begun to appear in these parts more frequently in the late winter months and Melkbos is fast becoming a whale watching destination.

 

Transport

Cape Town International is the nearest airport, 45kms away. The MyCiti bus offers an indirect shuttle service between the airport and Melkbosstrand. There are several car rental agencies resident in Melkbosstrand, however, you can order your rental online. Uber operates in the area, if you have the app, contact them for a ride. Another option is the Rikkis taxi group.

 

Did you know?

In 1991, contractors digging a trench in the nearby resort of Ganzekraal discovered two bodies naturally mummified. A further twelve bodies were later found, all identified as shipwreck victims of the British Peer ship that hit the coastal reef and sank in 1896. The bodies were reinterred on an adjoining farm.

The gnarled Milkwood tree that Melkbos is named after is found all along the Cape coast. Its ability to withstand strong winds and with an almost-perfect canopy, the tree created an ideal meat chest for farmers in the days before refrigeration. The tree is protected.

The 1976-built Koeberg Power Station at Melkbos is South Africa’s only nuclear power plant that supplies the majority of electricity generated for the country. During construction, the movement of vast amounts of sand resulted in countless prehistoric shark teeth (some Megaladon) washing up on nearby beaches.

The 18-hole championship links Atlantic Beach golf course is located within a nature reserve, expect to see various buck species, tortoise, mongoose and other animals crossing your path.