Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs
The vast black townships and poor coloured suburbs southeast of Table Mountain are known collectively as the Cape Flats. Cheek by jowl with Langa, but a world apart, is the formerly white-only garden suburb of Pinelands. North along Table Bay lie Milnerton and Bloubergstrand.
With perhaps the most enigmatic ambience of the Soutpansberg region, this is the traditional homeland of the Venda people, who moved to the area from modern-day Zimbabwe in the early 18th century. Even a short diversion from the freeway takes you through an Africa of mist-clad hilltops, dusty streets and mud huts.