Considered the birthplace of surfing in South Africa, Muizenberg is a vibey seaside village situated on the False Bay coastline, 30 km from Cape Town. The endless beach with its colourful bathing boxes, pristine white sands, warm shallow waters and family-friendly atmosphere is well-deserving of its Blue Flag status. Lined with trendy coffee shops, restaurants, surf shops and apartments, the beachfront is alive with activity all year round. Architecturally Muizenberg is a melting pot of different styles, from the original Art Deco beachfront façade to the magnificent holiday homes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the quirky semi-detached cottages in the village, and the heritage buildings along Muizenberg’s Historic Mile, including Cecil John Rhodes holiday cottage and Het Posthuys, the oldest building on the False Bay coastline dating back to the 1600s.
Besides surfing, kite-surfing, swimming and sunbathing, visitors can enjoy long walks on the beach or a stroll along the picturesque coastal walk to Kalk Bay where you may be lucky enough to spot a whale. For hikers, Muizenberg mountainside offers a trail up Bailey’s Kloof with stunning views over False Bay. Another attraction is the Zandvlei Estuary where visitors can enjoy fishing, kayaking, sailing and wind-surfing. The estuary is also home to a wide variety of indigenous plant, bird and animal species. If you want to mix with the locals, don’t forget the Blue Bird Market on Friday nights where you can enjoy live music, craft beer, a wide array of different cuisines and even buy a second-hand book or an item of vintage clothing.
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