Cape Town has many incredible beaches, mountains, forests, vineyards and even deserts within an hour of the city. It began taking preference in the nineties when European windsurfers were looking for a greater variety of spots, and there they found everything, from fresh water lakes to world class reef breaks.
In Melkbosstrand you’ll find the West Coast National Park, the Ratanga Junction theme park, numerous golf courses, the Canal Walk shopping centre and plenty of seafood restaurants. From Haagkat you can see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for nearly thirty years. The views of Table Mountain from there are magnificent, both at sunrise and sunset. You could of course go directly to Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and get the cable car up to enjoy the immense views of the horizon. There are other nearby windsurf spots which you could also visit like Milnerton, Sunset Beach, Big Bay and Melkbos.