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The charming seaside suburb of Muizenberg is situated along the False Bay coastline. Muizenberg has an expansive beach which stretches over 20km all the way to Strand.
The waters are a hotspot for local surfers and the area centres around the popular Surfer's Corner, which is home to many restaurants and surf schools. These waters are also known for their population of Great White Sharks, so keep a look out for the warning flags that pop up during a shark spotting.
Muizenberg is also one of the most historically important suburbs of Cape Town, with the Het Postyhuys (the Post House), the second oldest building in South Africa, dating back to the 1670’s.
If you are looking to develop your water skills, then Gary’s Surf School is for you. It is the oldest surf school in South Africa, specialising in professional surfing tuition and coaching. This school has been running since 1989 and sees many tourists returning year after year to enhance their surf skills. There are also a host of other surf schools situated along Muizenberg Beach, where surfboards and wetsuits can be rented.
A vast expanse of white sand and warmer waters make Muizenberg Beach the perfect spot to dive into the waters, and perhaps join the masses of surfers if you’re feeling adventurous. It’s also good to know that after a long day in the sun, Muizenberg Beach is ideally situated next to an array of vibey restaurants where salty hair and sandy feet are the norm.
Het Posthuys, is a museum which gives us a glimpse into the Muizenberg of yesteryear. Originally built by the Dutch East India Company as a military observation post, it has become a charming little museum which forms part of the historical mile of False Bay Coastline.
Another part of Muizenberg’s historical mile is Rhodes Cottage Museum. Once belonging to Cecil John Rhodes, this museum is well known as the place of his death in 1902. The museum commemorates his life and offers some insights into the history of the Cape. The spectacular views aren't too bad either.
For a relatively easy scenic stroll, try the Muizenberg Catwalk. This walk stretches along the seaside of the False Bay coastline all the way down to St James. To take full advantage of the all the walk has to offer it is best done at low tide and with the historical mile on the opposite side of the road, one can easily hop across the street and do this walk on the way back.
The Bluebird Garage Market, open on Fridays, is a great spot to grab something to eat while browsing local crafts and vintage goods. Housed in a characterful old plane hangar, the Bluebird Market always proves to be a wonderful Muizenberg community event.
Knead Bakery offers a relaxed atmosphere coupled with delicious artisan baked goods. Perfect for a relaxed sit down lunch, or one can simply stroll off the beach and grab and take away coffee and sumptuous sweet treat.
Tigers Milk, the trendiest restaurant on Muizenberg beachfront, offers a rustic selection of pizzas, burgers and ribs, while also being the perfect spot for craft beer enthusiasts. The spectacular ocean view isn’t too bad either.
If you’re looking for some local flavour, Lucky Fish and Chips is the right spot for you. Fresh and authentic fish and chips, also great for take aways.
The grand Casa Labia Cafe forms part of the well known Casa Labia, former residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia.This cafe brings to life classic Italian cuisine by using the finest local ingredients. The perfect spot for brunch, lunch or a delightful afternoon tea.
Another great local breakfast and lunch spot would be the Empire Cafe, known for its robust and flavoursome meals, as well as excellent coffee.
The guesthouses and B&Bs of Muizenberg are sure to offer spectacular views and will often be a short distance from the beach. Many apartments overlook the beach front with spectacular views of False Bay. Backpackers are also available for larger groups looking for a reasonable stay.
Car Rental: The easiest way to travel around Muizenberg is by car. Car rentals can be booked online or organised at Cape Town International Airport.
Air: Muizenberg is situated approximately 30km away from Cape Town International Airport.
Taxis/Cabs: Taxi services are ideal for short trips around the area.
Train: The train station is easily accessible and is an easy way to get to the South Peninsula. However, it can often be unreliable - so only use it if your time is flexiable.
Muizenberg was named after one of its early postmasters, Sergeant Muys. It was originally named Muysenbergh.
The beach at Muizenberg stretches for 36Km, from Surfer's Corner to Sunrise Circle.
The British captured the area's Dutch colony in the Battle of Muzienberg, in 1795.
In the late 1800’s Muizenberg was home to many rich entrepeneurs who built seaside cottages.