Cape Town - The Blaauwberg region is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Western Cape and is the gateway to the Cape West Coast. The area encompasses 48km of sandy white beaches and is perhaps best known for its spectacular views of Table Mountain across Table Bay.
In fact the easiest way to familiarise people with where to find this suburb on the outskirts of Cape Town Central is to say, "the beach where all those amazing across-the-bay photos of Table Mountain are taken".
The views of Table Mountain and Robben Island from Big Bay are in a word Instagrammable on any given day no matter the weather and on a clear day you will not get a better shot of two World Heritage site iconic attractions.
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The area is renowned for its beautiful beaches and Big Bay is hugely popular for surfing – for all levels – and kite surfing, with the Red Bull King of the Air competition an annual highlight.
As part of its Neighbourhood Series, Cape Town Tourism caught up with five individuals from all walks of life who have shared their love for this special part of SA.