- Western Cape
A Suburb of “View Sites”
Milnerton, a suburb of Cape Town, lies only 11 km from the cities centre along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful residential area is built on the Milnerton Lagoon, one of the suburbs most identifiable features and which forms part of the Rietvlei Wetlands.
Milnerton is regarded as having the most beautiful and uninterrupted views of Cape Town and its mountains. This is due to the topography of the land which lends itself to magnificent scenic views of land, sea or lagoon and particularly South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain. The views of Table Bay at sunset are said to be legendary! Milnerton is where you would be if you were to photograph South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain, with the Mother City nestling in its lap.
The area is the perfect gateway suburb and base to explore Cape Town and the surrounding winelands of Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West. Visitors to Milnerton will also find safe beaches, excellent restaurants and the Canal Walk Shopping Centre close by for the shopaholics!
A very popular destination, Milnerton offers all types of accommodation from Guesthouses, B&B’s and Boutique Hotels to self-catering apartments and cottages and all with exceptional views.
Things to do and see
- Milnerton Beach
- Milnerton Lagoon
- Ysterplaat Airforce Museum
- Milnerton Flea Market
- Canal Walk Shopping Centre
- Ratanga Junction Theme Park
- Milnerton Lighthouse
- Milnerton Golf Course
Milnerton receives approximately 659 mm of rain annually with the majority of its rainfall occurring during the winter months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 25˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 6˚C and 17˚C.
There are daily flights into Cape Town International Airport. Milnerton is approximately 15 km away travelling along the M7. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
MIlnerton was established in 1902 on an old farm, Janbiesjeskraal. It was named in honour of Sit Alfred Milner who was the Cape Governor between 1897 and 1901. The railway from Milnerton Junction reached Milnerton in September 1904 and the line operated until 1956.
Today the suburb of Milnerton is known as the fastest growing area in the Western Cape and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the most sought after residential areas in the Cape Peninsula. The Municipality comprises three major residential areas, namely that of Milnerton proper, Table View and Bothasig.
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