Holidaymakers looking for a vacation by the sea and near a major city should look no further than Blouberg Coast in South Africa. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country, Blouberg is by the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Town. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, villas and apartments.
Holidaymakers staying at Blouberg Coast will be able to enjoy the lovely beach suited to sunbathing, swimming and beach volleyball. A variety of watersports are available off the coast including water skiing, kite surfing, surfing and boating. Blouberg has plenty of hiking, cycling and horse riding routes here with some stunning views to be had all around. Angling enthusiasts will find places nearby offering chartered deep sea fishing trips. A number of golf courses are located just a few minutes away, including the Atlantic Beach Golf Course and Milnerton Golf Course. This is an excellent wine making region so a visit to the vineyards to participate in some wine tasting is recommended. The shopping centres here have stores where visitors can purchase souvenirs and arts and crafts amongst other things. Self catering holidaymakers will find numerous grocery stores and market stalls from which to purchase fresh food and drink. This area also has a number of bars, cafes and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine.
Blouberg is within easy reach of many attractions in the Cape Town area including museums and galleries. One great place for the family to visit is the Two Oceans Aquarium, which is home to 3,000 living sea animals. Cape Town is in fact just 20 minutes drive from the Blouberg Coast and has many other interesting places to visit including the famous Table Mountain. Boat trips take holidaymakers on whale and dolphin watching excursions or they can take a ferry to Robben Island. Families may enjoy a day at the Ratanga Junction Theme Park, which has over 30 attractions.
The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is approximately 30 minutes drive from Blouberg Coast and has flights to and from various cities. These include the other main cities of South Africa as well as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Numerous car rental firms have counters in the international and domestic arrivals terminals. These include Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, National Alamo and Tempest.