Accommodation near Melkbaai Beach

Melkbaai Beach (Melkbaai meaning milk bay) is the main stretch of beach on Strand's 5-kilometre long beachfront. The town of Strand is situated roughly 50 kilometres from Cape Town along the N2 freeway. You'll find it tucked between the towns of Somerset West and Gordon's Bay.

Strand's beachfront is impressive to say the least, and as a result exceedingly popular, but there is no doubt that the Melkbaai section takes the cake where popularity is concerned. This section of the beach is just as scenic as other parts, what with the gorgeous False Bay stretching out ahead of it and the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains towering over it. Come holiday season though and Melkbaai has the best vibe by far, thanks to the holidaying families which pull in to spend lazy summer days there.

This section of the beach is also packed with amenities - just one of the reasons it is particularly popular. Just behind the sandy section of the beach lies an amusement area boasting super tubes and mini-golf, which provide a change of pace and a small break from the beach itself. Melkbaai is also home to a massive tidal pool which offers endless hours of fun to adults and children alike.

Strand, and indeed Melkbaai Beach is famous around South Africa for being one of the safest swimming beaches in the country, an obvious draw card during the Cape's hot Mediterranean summers. After a swim, one can nip across to one of the restaurants or cafes which line this section of the beach to grab a milkshake, beer or glass of wine before heading home to rest up for another day at the beach.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Silver Lining Beach Apartment
0.1 km

From R800* unit

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Silver Lining Beach Apartment is located in Strand, Cape Town, and offers quality accommodation, ideally suited for a couple with children, looking to break away to the sandy beaches of False Bay. The... More Info

Pips Place
0.1 km


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From R795* unit

At Pip's Place you are a step away from the clear sparkling waters and soft white sandy beaches of Milk Bay with uninterrupted views of the False Bay coastline. The picturesque area is surrounded by t... More Info

Da Gama 202
0.3 km


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From R800* unit

Lovely 2 bedroomed apartment on Strands' Golden Mile! Fully equipped and offers full DSTV. Braai facilities on site and swimming pool.... More Info

Villa the President
0.4 km

From R375 pps

Villa the President is situated in the Strand (Cape Town) with elevated views of the majestic Helderberg Mountain on one side and the panoramic sea view on the other. We are a fully equipped luxurious... More Info

Oldsworth Accommodation
0.4 km

From R1150* unit

The original house (Oldsworth) was built in the early 1930's when the act of building was still done in the age old tradition of the masonry art. The ceilings is typical of the period, high for the c... More Info

Loddey's Guest House
0.5 km

From R447 pps

The pool & entertainment lapa with braai for some good traditional S.A food. The front of Guest House with off road parking! Outside pool area. ... More Info

Strand Cape Sands
0.5 km

From R1600* unit

Strand is situated on the shores of False Bay.... More Info

Leonahof Beach Flat
0.6 km

From R450* unit

Leonahof is situated on the beachfront in a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere with stunning views of the Strand Golden Mile and False Bay. Experience African sunsets like never before. ... More Info

89 On De Beer
0.6 km

From R1750* unit

89 on De Beer is a self-catering, spacious and comfortable beach house. The house is only ±100 meters from the Strand main beach. It is also walking distance from restaurants, cafés, a putt-putt cours... More Info

Rustic Gem - Strand Loft Apartment
0.6 km


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From R1400* unit

Rustic Gem is situated near the Strand Beach in False Bay. We offer stylish self-catering accommodation. The apartment has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The location is great because you're 500m fr... More Info

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Strand Reviews

Loved it..
- June Dowling

Beautiful area with lovely surrounds
- Yolande Augustyn

You cannot choose the weather, but you can choose the comfort and the view. The Strand with its beautiful clean and white sand beaches for at least 2km's at your doorstep makes it one of the best settings in False Bay.
- Harriet Botes

Like Strand very much.
- Sheilagh Pringle

We loved Strand as it was very central to Hermanus, Stellenbosch and Cape Town. We had a view of both the Ocean and the Mountains. There was great eateries and convenience shops within walking distance
- Jackie Jansen Van Vuuren