Bloubergstrand is located in Cape Town along the shores of Table Bay, about 25 km to the north of Cape Town city centre. The name Bloubergstrand in Afrikaans literally means “blue mountain beach” derived from Blaauwberg, a nearby mountain. Bloubergstrand is mainly residential and attracts a large numbers of visitors. The beach at Bloubergstrand is a popular location for a classic view of Table Mountain across the bay. 6,9 km west of the coast at Bloubergstrand is Robben Island.