From small beginnings in 1714, Strand has grown into a thriving holiday and business centre 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from the city by car, with regular train services.
A wide range of accommodation establishments, restaurants and shops is available.
Cape Town Before the Dutch East India Company (VOC) established a 17th-century victualling station on Table Bay's pristine shore, the Cape Flats were hunted for hippopotami and other large game by the Khoi-Khoi and the San (Bushmen).
With colonisation, the Cape of Good Hope established a lasting tradition of hospitality leading weary explorers and sailors to rename it 'The Tavern of the Seas'. The sight of majestic Table Mountain and the people who live beneath it are as welcoming today as they were all those years ago, the looming crags a striking landmark providing a magnificent backdrop to the vibrant, friendly Mother City.