Lying between the sparkling water of the Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil Milnerton Lagoon is the upmarket Woodbridge Island - a secure estate connected to the mainland by a modern road bridge.
The original bridge, which Woodbridge Island takes its name from, was built in 1901 from sturdy Australian Jarrah Wood by the Royal Engineers to provide an entrance to a cannon trench. It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation in 1987 and has undergone restoration by the City of Cape Town, which was completed in 2019.
The allure of the area is its tranquil seafront lifestyle, spectacular views, and excellent security.
Woodbridge Island is a paradise for watersports lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The island is flanked by the Milnerton Golf Course, an 18-hole championship links course, and there are three large swimming pools for residents’ private use, as well as a tranquil pond and garden area. The beachfront offers safe swimming and excellent surfing, as well as being a popular windsurfing and kite-surfing spot.
The island is home to a surf lifesaving club, canoe club, and bowling club, and is located close to the Rietvlei bird hide. Many of the lagoon-facing homes have private jetties, allowing residents to enjoy a sunset paddle after a long day at work.
Woodbridge Island is near ample shopping facilities, including the massive Canal Walk centre. Medical care is available at the nearby Milnerton Medi-Clinic, while schooling lies within walking distance at the Milnerton Primary and High schools.
The development offers a mix of property options, from large luxury homes to contemporary duplexes and simplexes, and even a few apartments.
One of the major selling points of the estate is its high level of security. There is a single gated access barrier that is manned 24-hours a day. All residents are given access tags, while visitors must sign in and call ahead before entering the estate. Security guards also patrol the entire development day and night.