Dolphin Ridge - View from Big Bay Beach, 5 minute walk from the apartment

Dolphin Ridge - Big Bay, CPT

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General Apartment Information

General Information
Across the road from Big Bay Beach, a real beach paradise and very popular coastal resort area in Bloubergstrand, from where you can watch stunning sunsets, against the backdrop of the famous Table Mountain, one of the new wonders of the world and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held for over 20 years.The open stretches of white sandy beaches makes Big Bay a popular destination for both local and international visitors.

Fully furnished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with balcony offering luxurious holiday accommodation within short 5min walk to the beach. Click here to view the apartment picture gallery.

  • The location of the apartment,   just across the road from the Big Bay beach and new Big Bay Centre, Eden On The Bay, with a leading supermarket, shops and famous restaurants overlooking the beach the above one of new wonders of the world , is ideal to enjoy the beach and surrounding area.
  • Big Bay beach is very popular for watersports especially for all surfers including wind and kite surfing fanatics, with 10 km beach in each direction
  • New" My Citi Bus stop in front of apartment block -"takes you everywhere", including to the famous Waterfront, via the City of Cape Town. Safe, convenient and economical.

Many visitors, especially overseas visitors, enquire about the security at the apartment. The apartment has excellent security and a good track record – it also includes:

  • Burglar bars
  • Security locks in front off the two sliding doors
  • Security Gate at Front entrance.
  • Security Gate between Garage and Laundry and Security locks on both garage and entrance doors.
  • Apartment Complex - Has 24 hour security with guards and access control.

Big Bay Area General Information

A real beach paradise and very popular coastal resort area in Bloubergstrand, from where you can watch stunning sunsets, against the backdrop of the famous Table Mountain and Robben Island. The open stretches of white sandy beaches makes Big Bay a popular destination for both local and international visitors.

Bloubergstrand has a long white sand beach on the Atlantic ocean, with a few rocky outcrops where black mussels are found. The water is cold due to the cold Benguela current but the beach is very popular with surfers. 'Big Bay', just to the West of BloubergStrand has become a popular kitesurfing spot due to the 1-3m surf for the majority of the year. Big Bay Beach is also well known for the ease with which White Mussels can be extracted from the sand by a process locally known as 'jiving'.

What to do Ideas
  • Bloubergstrand is very popular for watersports especially for the wind and kitesurfing fanatics with 10 km beach in each direction
  • It has easy access to Cape Town International Airport and it is situated 25 km(30 minute drive ) from Cape Town City Centre and the famous Waterfront, with its Harbour Area, Aquariam, Fleemarkets, Boat cruises and Tours to Robben Island.
  • Just round the corner Soccer lovers will find the new 2010 World Cup Soccer Stadium, Green Point Stadium, the host venue of Cape Town for the 2010 Football World Cup
  • Then there is the Cable Car or the Pathway to the top of Table Mountain, or the world famous Kistenbosch Botanical Garden, which is enroute to the well known Newlands Cricket and Rugby stadiums and then onwards to Boulders Beach, the home of the much loved African Penquin.
  • You can then also visit the great picturesque Cape Point, where the two greatest oceans meet.
  • You have option the return via Chapman's Peak and absorb the once in a lifetime coastal views.
  • Then there is the Grand West Casino not to far away, with adjacement modern Century City and Canal Walk shopping centres.
  • Only half an hour or so away, you will start driving through the famous and spectacular Cape wine estates and sample some of the world renowned wines.
Golf in the Area

There are two world class Golf Courses within 10 minutes from Dolphin Ridge, Big bay - Atlantic Beach and Milnerton Golf Courses.

Atlantic Beach Golf Club

A new links-type estate course in the dunes next to the Atlantic Ocean that has been cut out of the natural fynbos vegetation. Straight driving and good wind play is essential, because the fynbos is a no-go area. Very difficult course to play in the strong south-easter that blows during the summer.
Course Info and user reviews for Atlantic beach

Milnerton Golf Club

A links-type layout modified in recent years with the building of a housing estate. Several holes run alongside the beach, and it's very testing in a wind. There are superb views over the Atlantic Ocean and towards Cape Town.
Course Info and user reviews for Milnerton Golf Club

Local Area History

A local hero, "Harry die Strandloper", or Hadah, was the leader of the Goringhaikonas, who were the first people documented to live in Bloubergstrand. Hadah, his original name Autshumao, was taken to Java in 1629 by the Captain of the ship 'London' to be taught English. Because of his entrusted duties to deliver letters to the British seafaring community, he became the first "Postmaster" in South Africa.

In 1806, the first casualties of the Battle of Blaauwberg drowned when their boat was driven by the large surf into the rocky point at the end of Stadler road and it capsized. The invading British forces went on to defeat the defending Dutch forces and subsequently occupied the whole of the Cape Colony.This was a initial step in the major colonisation that then took place throughout the southern African continent. Now a famous national monument, "Ons Huisie" (literally translated to Our Small Home) has a long and colourful history in the development of Bloubergstrand. The first dwelling of Frederick Louis Stadler. (Hence Stadler Road is the original street). Shortly after the Battle of Blouberg in 1806, he became owner of almost all the farm property that is now known as Bloubergstrand. The exact building date is not known, but a Thomas Bowler made a beautiful pencil drawing of the house in 1853. Hendrik Louis Stadler, the sixth son of Frederick Louis, was the owner of "Ons Huisie" at that time. His sons, Frikkie, Rozier and Johannes, were the some of the original founders of Bloubergstrand (the building is now a resturant of some reputation)

From the 1940's a well-known writer of illustrated Afrikaans childrens’ books, Helena 'Mollie' Lochner, who lived at the end of Stadler Road in "Die Groot Withuis" or the Lochner House, on the southernmost tip of the promontory. Her ashes are buried under the front step of the house. When she died "Mollie Lochner Huis" was bequeathed to the South African Teachers Union as a holiday home for female teachers but because of the high maintenance cost they had to dispose of it. Ultimately it was demolished in 2004 and a controversial highly contemporary styled guesthause was built on the site by Jacques Pauw, a well known local man, who was also involved in building the hospital. The large wooden cross out on the promontory rocks was erected in memory of the Bam family who live in Mollie's House and drowned off the point in 1911.

The above was adapted from Wikipedia