Bloubergstrand literally means blue mountain beach and is derived from Blaawberg, a nearby mountain. This residential area attracts large numbers of visitors for its classic view of Table Mountain from the shore, across the bay. Robben Island is also located only 6.9 km west of the Blouberg coast.
” Harry Die Strandloper ” was the leader of the Goringhaikonas, who were the first people documented to live in Bloubergstrand.
In 1806 the first casualties drowned during the battle of Blaauwberg when their boat was driven by a large surf into the rocky point at the end of Sadler road where it capsized.
Now a famous national monument, “Ons Huisie” (literally translated to Our Small Home) has a long and colourful history in the development of Bloubergstrand. The first dwelling of Frederick Louis Stadler. (Hence Stadler Road is the original street). Shortly after the Battle of Blouberg in 1806, he became owner of almost all the farm property that is now known as Bloubergstrand. The exact building date is not known, but a Thomas Bowler made a beautiful pencil drawing of the house in 1853.
Onse Huisie is a wonderful restaurant in Blouberg which is definitely on our favourites list located on the home page main menu under the section “Tourist Guide”.