|Table Mountain from Milnerton beach|
|Municipality||City of Cape Town|
|• Total||43.70 km2 (16.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||29.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||7441|
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. The club runs Time Trials every Wednesday evenings during the Winter months. Paddlers have paddled down the Diep River to the sea from as far up stream as Malmesbury. The lagoon also boasts extensive bird life.
Two bridges join Woodbridge Island to the mainland of Milnerton proper. The wooden bridge (after which the island is named) is now a national heritage site and, although was once used for general traffic, is now restricted to all forms of traffic including pedestrians. A local school has changed its name from Zonnekus Primary to Woodbridge Primary in honour of the landmark. 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 views of Table Mountain and is a popular spot for walkers and surfers. The wave size varies from small to large and tends to barrel, with the best waves occurring when there is a South-Easter blowing. The water is generally cold, the result of the Benguela current that flows along Africa's western shore. The beach is a favorite for water sports - including the very popular weekly Wednesday evening Downwind Dash Surf Ski And SUP race during Summer from Milnerton to Blouberg beach.
Milnerton is the location of two nature reserves which are owned and managed by the City of Cape Town. The Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, which includes the Milnerton Lagoon, is situated between Milnerton Ridge, Table View, Dolphin Beach, Sunset Beach, and Woodbridge Island. The Milnerton Racecourse Nature Reserve is situated inside the race tracks of the old Milnerton Racecourse, which is now the Royal Ascot residential precinct.
- Milnerton.info. Accessed 28 April 2006.
- Live web cam of Milnerton Beach and others
- Milnerton.org - Latest news and information about Milnerton
- Live web cam views onto the Milnerton Lagoon and Cape Town