the cape west coast - milnerton

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(alfabetical list)

atlantis
blaaubergstrand
darling
hopefield
langebaan
mamre
melkbosstrand
milnerton
paternoster
saldanha
st helenabaai
velddrif
vredenburg
west coast np
yzerfontein
HOW TO GET THERE
(GPS: 33 52S 18 29E)
On the R27, 10km north of Cape Town.

TOURISM OFFICE
Cape Town Tourism - Blaauberg office
·  Tel: 021 521 1080
·  e-Mail

PLACES OF INTEREST
◊  Rietvlei Nature Area
◊  AFB Ysterplaat
◊  Century City / Canal Walk
◊  Klein Zoar, a National Monument in Wemyss Road, Brooklyn
◊  Milnerton Town Hall, Jansen Street, a National Monument
◊  Milnerton Lighthouse

WHAT TO DO AND SEE
•  Woodbridge Island
•  Milnerton Golfclub
•  Ratanga Junction
•  Annual Airshow, AFB Ysterplaat (September)
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
Named after Sir Alfred Milner (1854-1925)(later Lord Milner) Governer of the Cape from 1897-1901.

POPULATION
30,000

HISTORY
Laid out on the farm Biesjeskraal in 1902 and attained municipal status in 1955. Now a suburb of greater Cape Town, situated on the Atlantic Ocean. Well known for its beautiful lagoon, post-card views of Table Mountain, golf course and stunning properies. The lagoon is formed where the Diep River enters the sea, and is home to a rich variety of bird life.

A Wooden bridge was constructed over the river in 1899 during the Boer War by British Royal Engineers, using Australian Mahogany. The bridge was declared a national monument in 1987 and is now used for pedestrians.

From 1904 to 1956 a private railway operated from Milnerton to Woodstock where it joined the national grid.

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