View of 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.
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 surfing spot. The water is generally cold as a result of the Benguela current that flows along Africa's western shore .The beach is also managed by Milnerton Surf Lifesaving Club, who help to prevent drownings on the beach and surrounding area. Every Wednesday during summer the surfski and stand up paddlers use the SE winds to race to Big Bay beach.
Milnerton is the location of two nature reserves which are owned and managed by the City of Cape Town. The Table Bay Nature Reserve Milnerton Racecourse Section is situated inside the race tracks of the old Milnerton Racecourse.
- Milnerton.info. Accessed 28 April 2006.
- "Main Place Milnerton". Census 2011.
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- Live web cam views onto the Milnerton Lagoon and Cape Town