Milnerton is a coastal suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, situated to the north of downtown Cape Town along the Atlantic ocean.  Milnerton is mostly known for the view of Cape Town and Table Mountain from its beach or the coastal road (Marine Drive)- which is that typical 'postcard' view of the city and mountain.  Otherwise Milnerton is, apart from Century City, for the most part a middle- to upper middle class residential suburb.  The most expensive real estate is situated in the areas closest to the beach, including Woodbridge Island, the golf estate, Sunset Beach and the parts of 'Milnerton Proper' between Ascot Road and Marine Drive.  The further away from the beach the less expensive.  For the tourist, walk along the Milnerton beach from the parking area at the lighthouse on Woodbridge Island towards Table Mountain to the lagoon- admiring the view of the city from this sandy beach.  Best time to do this is just before sunset as the city and mountain becomes even more beautiful at this time.  For golf lovers, the Milnerton Golf Club, on Woodbridge Island is the most beautiful course in Cape Town- its situated along the beach, with the sea on one side and the lagoon on the other.  For shoppers, Century City is also located in Milnerton (inland).  According to their website, it is 'a 250 hectare city within a city which combines office, residential, retail and leisure opportunities on an unprecedented scale in an integrated environment'. Canal Walk, the shopping centre/precinct at Century City, has more than 400 shops and 40 restaurants and is claimed to be Africa's largest retail and entertainment centre.  (Century City should be avoided if you do not love big, brash shopping centres).  There is also a theme park at Century City - which is called Ratanga Junction and Cape Town's answer to Disneyland (phone for opening times as it changes throughout the year).  Accommodation in Milnerton include two hotels (situated on the beach with views of Table Mountain), various guest houses, as well as 4 hotels (business style) at Century City.  Apart from the restaurant at the golf club (Maestros) and the restaurants and bars at the hotels at the beach, restaurants are mostly situated at Century City. (EVH)