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Melkbosstrand (Afrikaans: "Milk bush beach") is a coastal village and beach on the West Coast of South Africa, north of Blaauwberg.
Named after the species of Euphorbiaceous bushes which grow on the dunes and give off milky latex like substance, it is commonly referred to simply as Melkbos. It is sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Blouberg Mountain to the east. It is notable for being one of the landing points for the South Africa-Far East and South Atlantic/West Africa submarine cable systems.
Melkbosstrand owes much of its present day infrastructure to two significant developments in the late seventies. The first, Koeberg PowerStation, a nuclear reactor, constructed with the help of the British and French some 6 km north of Melkbosstrand, necessitated the creation of high quality housing for the foreign contractors. The second, the government subsidized creation of Atlantis Diesel Engines (ADE), a joint venture between the British Perkins-Elmer and German Daimler-Benz, to bypass international sanctions during the apartheid years. Although ADE was in the industrial park of Atlantis, some 50 km north of Cape Town, subsidized housing was established in Melkbosstrand to help attract and retain the many German, British, and even South African, engineers, managers, and technicians. These houses, both for Koeberg and ADE, have since been sold off to the public.
Melkbosstrand includes the popular Atlantic Beach Golf Estate and Duynefontein.