Milnerton Area Information

Milnerton is a suburb of Cape Town in South Africa situated on the Atlantic Ocean 11 kilometres to the north of Cape Town city's centre.The Milnerton area of Cape Town includes Cambridge Estate, Century City, Du Noon, Joe Slovo Park, Lagoon Beach, Milnerton Ridge, Royal Ascot, Sanddrift, Tygerhof and Woodbridge Island.


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Milnerton lagoon

One of the most identifiable features of Milnerton is its lagoon, formed where the Diep River enters the sea, with palm trees adorning the lagoon banks. The lagoon is used by canoeists from the Milnerton Canoe Club, which is the oldest Canoe Club in the Province.

Two bridges join Woodbridge Island to the mainland of Milnerton proper. The wooden bridge is now a national heritage site. A newer bridge allows cars to cross to the island. The Milnerton lighthouse is also a popular landmark found on the island.

Milnerton's beach is well known for its view of Table Mountain and is a popular spot for surfers.The water is generally cold, the result of the Benguela current that flows along Africa's western shore.

Milnerton is the location of two nature reserves which are owned and managed by the City of Cape Town.The Milnerton Nature Reserve is situated inside the race tracks of the old Milnerton Racecourse