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Posted on: Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Here Is Why I Love Muizenberg

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If you have not been to Muizenberg before, you should take a trip there. This old seaside town is filled with history and happens to be the spot where the British and the Dutch came to loggerheads in 1795. History aside, there is so much going on here. The beaches are beautiful, the long stretch of white sand is incredibly inviting and the waters here are like a magnet to surfers, who you can always spot in the water regardless of the weather.

There is a putt-putt course right by the sea, the super tubes and a play park, making this an ideal place to bring the kids for a day of fun and laughter. Zandvlei Estuary is also a pretty spot where you can chill on the grass with a picnic and watch people kayaking in the water.

When I have had a long day at work, I drive down to the beachfront, get an ice cream and walk along the sand. It’s so relaxing walking on the beach, with the cool water rushing over your toes, the views around are spectacular and the sound of the ocean is incredibly soothing. I love it so much that I have recently moved into the area to be nearer to the town I love so much. From my house you can hear the sea at night time when it’s quiet and can watch the sun setting behind the mountains, It’s truly a wonderful feeling.





On Sundays, there is the well known Muizenberg market just off Sunrise Circle, where you can literally get anything and everything at a bargain of note! I have been down many times for a stroll and have come across weird and wonderful things. I managed to get some amazingly priced hoodies, awesome biltong, kitchen appliances, perfume, fresh fruit, kid’s toys and some headphones. Everything I have bought has been great quality and at a price that no shop I have found could match.

Apparently there is a food market on a Friday evening in Muizenberg, the Blue Bird Garage Market, I haven’t been yet but have only heard great reviews from my friends and family. I hear it is similar to the Earth Fair Market that they have in Tokai. Great food, great beer… I’m in, sounds like a market I will enjoy! The quirky shops all along the main road are always interesting to peruse, I notice something new and different every time I look around. There are an abundance of coffee shops, cafes and surf shops where you can rent gear, buy gear or get some lessons in surfing or stand up paddle boarding (something I am very keen to try).




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Come visit and immerse yourself in the electric atomosphere and culture that is all around, you will love it … I know I do.

Michelle Rawlinson


Michelle has a huge love for all things aquatic, particularly marine life. Her main passion lies with Great White Sharks, although she is interested in all marine species and their well-being. She volunteers at the Two Oceans Aquarium in her spare time and would spend all her time by the sea or surrounded by nature if possible. After spending 7 years in the United Kingdom, she has returned back home to Cape Town to be nearer to her family and to her ‘favourite place in the world’. She enjoys camping, fishing, watching rugby and going out with her friends and family to try out new restaurants and bars.

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2 comments about Here Is Why I Love Muizenberg
  1. August 20th, 2013 at 13:07
    Christina says:

    This is my home at heart <3 Miss it!

  2. August 21st, 2013 at 12:52
    Helen says:

    I love Muizenberg – used to spend a lot of time there when we still lived in Cape Town.