Blompark is located in the heart of the Gansbaai Area, surrounded by fynbos vegetation and only a short walk on the gravel road to Romansbaai, traditionally the beach for the people of Blompark. Many of the inhabitants of Blompark are descendants of the earliest residents of the Gansbaai area. Up to 40 years ago, the community now living in Blompark had their traditional home more or less immediately on the doorstep of Romansbaai, next to the old municipal stores, called the “Old Location”. Today the Blompark people call their former home the “Nets Court” to pay tribute to the fishing tradition that was established there.
The “Old Location” stretched in the shape of half a moon down to the ocean. It existed out of about 50 stone and clay houses with thatched roofs. There were walking passages between the houses and in the center of the small community was a lawn with one water tap. There was a small primary school with Justus Smit as the first school principal. In the evenings people gathered on the lawn with their guitars, singing, drinking and telling stories.