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Celebrate the 2017 Festive Season along Cape Town’s coast

A Christmas season spent in Cape Town will be unlike most other, more traditional vacation experiences at this vibrant time of the year. Here, the festivities can ensue under the bright blue summer sky and along the golden shores of the Atlantic seaboard, with the dazzling ocean at your wake.

Bloubergstrand and the suburbs surrounding it offer beautiful sights to behold at any time of the year. With Table Mountain views from across the sea and so many attractions along the scenic coastal route, summer is the perfect season for family holidays, romantic getaways, school breaks and less “festive season stress”. We have put together a few exciting things-to-do for those discovering this coastal area of the Cape during the summer season.

Christmas Celebrations in and around Blouberg:

Christmas Eve Dinner – Crystal Towers, Milnerton
There is nothing left to the imagination with this mouth-watering 3 course dinner, hosted in the gorgeous Crystal Towers restaurant close to Century City. Diners can look forward to a festive meal that includes cold varieties like fresh seafood and smoked turkey platters to hot dishes like sweet & sour pork pie, spicy beef and apricot glazed carrots. The carvery will include a beef and lamb roast and smoked kassler with a maple glaze… still hungry? The dessert selection includes Christmas trifle, gluwein poached pears and bourbon custard. At only R400 per person, get in touch to reserve your space now, call: 021 525 3888.

A Delectable Christmas Buffet – Angus Grill, Milnerton
One of the Cape’s most popular Steak and Grill houses, The Angus Grill serves a delectable menu of dishes on any given day of the year. On Christmas day, diners can look forward to a choice between two lunchtime seating’s and an incredible 3 course menu, as well as a selection of tasty tapas and fresh salads in-between. Enjoy this family-friendly restaurant to celebrate a day of festivities with loved ones. This sensational Christmas lunch will cost only R300 per adult and R60 for children between the ages of 3 and 11. Get in touch by calling 021 556 0589.

Divine Festive Dining – Findlay’s on the Bay, Blouberg
Indulge this Christmas by celebrating in style and enjoying unsurpassed views of Table Mountain and the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Findlay’s on the Bay restaurant is situated along the welcoming Eden on the Bay promenade of Blouberg’s Big Bay beachfront. Bring the entire family along for an affordable and scrumptious 3 course Christmas lunch, which will cost only R450 per adult and R150 for kids under 10. Expect cold salads, flavourful roasts, smoked gammon and an assortment of cold and hot desserts. Get in touch by emailing

Events and Attractions this Summer:

West Coast Christmas Craft Market – Melkbos
Travel a little further up the coast to the serene and stunning village of Melkbosstrand, where visitors can spend hours shopping among over 60 arts and crafts stalls that offer a range of locally produced goodies, perfect to fill up any Christmas stocking. From home baked treats to unique accessories, decor and fashion, there will be something for everyone. The market is also a great source of entertainment, with the surrounding fresh ocean air, a fully-licensed bar and kid’s activities. There will even be a visit from Santa on the 10th December. Entrance is free. For more information, call: 084 500 3200.

Table View Beach Fest – Table View
Perfect for an outing with the entire family while spending time in Blouberg, the highly anticipated Table View Beach Fest takes place from the 8th – 10th December 2017 and entry is free for all! From beach sports like soccer and volleyball to yoga and boot camps, everyone will find a favoured activity to take part in over these two days. There will be good music and a family-friendly atmosphere – no alcohol and fireworks allowed – just good natured fun. This event is aimed at bringing people together for a healthy weekend of outdoor activities. For more info, contact Gregory Player on 082 873 1962.

Where to stay in Blouberg?

Why not spend a vacation in Bloubergstrand’s Eden on the Bay area this summer. Located along Big Bay beachfront and home to a number of alluring attractions, Eden on the Bay has fast become an incredibly popular destination to visit. Unparalleled views of Table Mountain and the bright blue Atlantic Ocean can be appreciated from the Eden on the Bay promenade, with views of Robben Island also visible.

Eden on the Bay is also very popular among water sport enthusiast, especially as far as surfing and kitesurfing are concerned. Blouberg Holiday Rentals has a 20% discount off the following three luxurious self-catering apartments, for holidays booked for anytime between now and the 15th December 2017:

Eden on the Bay 230:

This warm and welcoming 2 bedroom (4 sleeper) holiday apartment is perfect for a vacation close to entertainment and the beachfront, with something for the whole family to enjoy. The decor is elegant while the furniture is cozy and stylish. Guests can enjoy the spacious open plan living areas and refreshing ocean air from the private balcony. DStv and Wi-Fi connection are also included. For more information on Eden on the Bay 230, click here. 

Eden on the Bay 233:

Able to accommodate up to 4 guests in its 2 bedrooms, this holiday apartment is modern, spacious and perfectly located. Enjoy sunset BBQ’s on the balcony or cook up something delicious in the fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to offering guests Wi-Fi and DStv connection, guests can also appreciate safe parking in the complex and a number of things to do, only a short walk away. For more information on Eden on the Bay 233, click here. 

Eden on the Bay 118:

Spend time in this gorgeous 1 bedroom self-catering apartment with someone special, to create unforgettable holiday memories. Fall asleep to the sound of waves and wake up to the fresh ocean air. Guests can soak up the summer warmth on the balcony as the sun sets over the sea, before exploring the many exciting surroundings. Wi-Fi and DStv connection are also included. For more information on Eden on the Bay 118, click here. 

The Blouberg area offers guests a selection of attractions and restaurants to discover and appreciate during a holiday stay. Whether you are enjoying a vacation in Bloubergstrand or Milnerton, both beautifully located along the beachfront and popular among tourists and locals, or travelling to the quieter coastal suburbs of Melkbosstrand or Sunset Beach, Blouberg Holiday Rentals offers a stunning selection of accommodation options to appeal to anyone.