Head here for one of South Africa’s prestigious eco-labeled Blue Flag beaches and step into a green gem of indigenous plants and glistering water.
Silwerstroomstrand, just north of Melkbosstrand, is a Blue Flag beach with excellent water quality and an expansive stretch of coastline in a wonderfully secluded setting.
A small rocky point called Wintersteen provides protection from the swell for safe swimming in the sea, and there is also a tidal pool for those wanting a warmer dip without the waves.
Visitors can make a day of it and relax at one of the various picnic sites and braai areas, or for longer stays, there are comfortable bungalows and a caravan park. Other facilities available include an extensive parking area, several ablution blocks and paved walkways. Lifeguards and law enforcement services are also provided at the beach.
A slipway is available for boat launching, and the shore angling is good too, particularly for hottentot fish during January and February.
The resort falls within the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve and Koeberg Nature Reserve is on its southern border. The habitat here supports a rich diversity of birds, so it is a popular stop on the West Coast birding route.
Silwerstroomstrand is named after the ‘silver stream’ to the north of the resort, which rises from a spring at the edge of the Atlantis Dunefield and supplies water to the town from its underground aquifer.
Contact the Silwerstroom Beach Booking Office and the Recreation Officer to book accommodation, camping or for more information on Silwerstroomstrand Beach.
Booking Office Number: 021 571 7080
Office Hours: 07:30 – 16:00 Closed for lunch: 13:00 – 13:30
Recreation Officer : Amelia Botha – 083 986 9164
Distance from Cape Town: 46km
Where: Just off the R27
Coordinates: 33° 34’ 53”S 18° 21’ 24” E