The Cape Town suburb of Milnerton was established in 1902 on the site of the old farm, Janbiesjeskraal, and was named in honour of Sir Alfred Milner, Cape Governor 1897-1901. The railway line from Milnerton Junction reached Milnerton on 22 September 1904. Then the area began to grow steadily! Today, Milnerton has become one of the fastest growing areas in the Western Cape. Milnerton is situated approximately 11 kilometers from Cape Town’s city centre. It is well known for its stunning properties, shimmering lagoon, golf course and its close proximity to many of Cape Town’s hotspots. Milnerton is the oldest of the suburbs along the northern Table Bay. It is a solely residential area boasting many stunning homes and trees. From a residential point of view, Milnerton is blessed with spectacular views over the bay towards Table Mountain. The area is well served with an active commercial centre, booming residential areas along the coastline and ample entertainment. Milnerton boasts many attractions and is a popular spot for jet skiing, surfing, body boarding, rafting down the lagoon, fishing, prawn fishing as well as canoe paddling. The lagoon is a hotspot for all canoeists who get the best of both worlds: a gorgeous view and a spectacular canoeing adventure. Other attractions include Zonnekus, the Golf Course and the Lighthouse. Zonnekus is a beautiful Dutch home which was the first house built on Woodbridge Island in 1929. It was built by Sir David Graaf and used by his family as a seaside home until his death in 1931.