Strand is near Cape Town on the False Bay.

The beach of Strand.

Get in

By car

From Cape Town follow the N2 highway eastwards and exit on the R44. (about 45km)

From Muizenberg follow Baden Powell Drive (the R310) along the False Bay coast, turn right (east) onto the N2 highway then exit on the R44.

From Stellenbosch follow the R44 south.

By train

MetroRail operates reasonably frequent trains from Cape Town to Somerset West and Strand. You may have to change trains in Bellville. The journey takes about 90 minutes.

The station is between Main and Altena roads, a short walk from Strand Pavilion.


There is not much to see in Strand besides the beach.


Strand is the Afrikaans word for beach and as the name says, Strand is all about a day out at a long beach. At weekends and during holidays you can be sure it is packed with people soaking up the sun, but it should be usable on weekdays. There is are Waterslides and Play park on the beach for lots of family fun as an alternative to the beach with a surf school for lessons or board rentals.

Scuba diving in False Bay there are a few dive shops and dive boat operators in Strand and Gordon's Bay. Equipment is available for hire from some operators. Most will supply a full cylinder, regulator, buoyancy compensator and weight belt, and some will also supply wet-suit, mask and fins.

There is a golf club in Strand, and two in Somerset West, a short drive to the north. Further afield there are golf clubs at Stellenbosch and several in the suburbs of Cape Town, all within an hour's drive.


There is the Somerset Mall that will provide for a good shopping experience with over 200 shops!


There are number of restaurants, including KFC, Spurs and a very good fish restaurant at the pier.


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