The seaside town of Strand is located just 10 minutes from Somerset West in the Western Cape on the False Bay coast. You’ll find a great selection of houses for sale in Strand, from small cosy homes for first time buyers or those looking to scale down as well as townhouses and duplexes in secure estates. Families can also find larger homes with expansive gardens which are ideal for kids and landscaping opportunities. 

Many houses to rent in Strand afford beautiful views of the 5km-long beach, for which this area is most famous. Flats to rent in Strand have also proven popular with working professionals who commute from the CBD as well as tourists who visit the area to soak up the sun of the summer months. For this reason, buying a property here can bring a great return on investment given the relaxed atmosphere and ocean vistas that are the ideal draw for holidaymakers. Get to know more about our available houses for sale and rent in Strand by browsing our listings below.

Explore Strand



An ideal spot to enjoy sports, Strand offers a golf course as well as tennis, rugby and squash facilities. There are also many water sports than can be enjoyed in designated areas on the beaches, such as sailing, paddle skiing or power boating for the adrenalin junkies. 

Beach, sun and surf

Beach, sun and surf

Renowned to have one of the safest swimming beaches in South Africa, Strand is ideal for family outings and has also proven to be a paradise for surfers given the protective element of False Bay. Some of the best known surf spots here include Pipe, Duckies, Reef and Silkies to name a few. 

Outdoor adventure

Outdoor adventure

With the Hottentots Holland Mountains just a short drive away, hiking trails, birding and other outdoor adventures beckon. You can also take a short drive into Cape Town to enjoy the view from atop the world famous Table Mountain. 



The rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are a short 30 and 45 minute drive away respectively. Here you can enjoy wine-tasting as well as sample some of South Africa’s finest cuisine.

Living in Strand

Areas near to Strand

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Wellington,


Strand offers a host of different shops, banks, restaurants and malls including the Dorpsmeent Centre. Just outside of town is Somerset Mall, brimming with all sorts of fashion, food and utility shops. 


Here you’ll find Strand High School, a predominantly Afrikaans institution. There are also a variety of other schools including False Bay High, Hottentots-Holland High and Hendrik Louw Primary School. A little farther afield is selection of schools in Somerset West, including boarding facilities at Somerset College.


In the town, you’ll find your usual pharmacies and specialist doctors’ offices. There is also the Strand Medical Centre which caters to all your health requirements.


Easy access to Cape Town International airport.

Strand Surf and Lifesaving Club

Strand Surf Lifesaving Club is a voluntary club established and associated officially with Lifesaving South in 1958. The club is currently in the process of applying to become a non-profit volunteer based organization which proudly serves the local community. The Club is for everyone and they are proud to promote a friendly family atmosphere with dedicated Lifeguards who serve the Strand beach. 

The main objective of the club is to study and practice the methods of Surf Lifesaving as taught by Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). To minimize the loss of life from drowning by providing well trained life guards using efficient lifesaving apparatus. This includes having the relevant craft available to assist lifeguards in performing their duties. This is done through voluntary duty squads.

  • Nippers: A Nipper is the term used to identify a young member of the lifesaving movement who is between the ages of 8 to 14 years old. Lifesaving South Africa’s Nippers are an important part of the organization and the clubs are specifically involved with the training and developing of South African youth in the primary principles of Surf and Pool Safety. 
  • Juniors: Junior Lifeguards are between the ages of 14-16years old. They are required to do the relevant Junior Lifeguard exam as set out by Lifesaving South Africa and taught by our trainers at the club. Our Juniors are the lifeguards of tomorrow.
  •  Lifesaving Competitions: Apart from being fun and social events at which lifeguards from different beaches get together and challenge each other, competitions are designed to hone lifeguards rescue skills and keep them fit. Qualified lifeguards over the age of 14 and nippers between the ages of 8 and 14 who have passed their competency exams may compete for their clubs.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius