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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca
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Best Places to Stay in False Bay – Cape Town’s Seaside Village Mecca

The Best Places to Stay in False Bay are centred around the seaside villages of Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. False Bay is the Mother City’s alternative to the Atlantic Seaboard, with little of the large-scale gentrification. ...
The Secrets of Kalk Bay
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The Secrets of Kalk Bay

Don’t miss our favourite 5 historical buildings, homes and churches on Kalk Bay’s main drag! Ask anyone and they’ll tell you Kalk Bay is one of the most delightful seaside fishing villages on Cape Town’s False Bay. On weekends traffic along Main Road is ...
I Love Fish Hoek Because …
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I Love Fish Hoek Because …

Hi, I’m Yvette Katz from Oceans Echo in Fish Hoek. FISH HOEK IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful white beach. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the coastal road; looking out towards Simons Town. THE BEST seaside PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the beach. WHEN THE...
Splendid Simons Town Photographs
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Splendid Simons Town Photographs

Located on the False Bay coastline of Cape Town, Simons Town is a historical little village, steeped in South African naval history and home to the South African Navy.  St George’s Street (also known as Simons Town’s historical mile) has buildings over 150 yea...
Waters Edge Beach – We Reveal another ‘Secret’ Cape Town Cove
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Waters Edge Beach – We Reveal another ‘Secret’ Cape Town Cove

The average person doesn't even know the beach exists, unless you are prepared to explore, or someone you know happens to nudge you in the right direction. And the bonus about this beach is that, not only is there shade under trees on a wall alongside the sea,...
The Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg
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The Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg

Known for her passion, drive and ability to open a beautiful boutique overnight, Kim Speer, the owner of Mythology in Kalk Bay and Constantia, and her husband, Dylan, saw a gap in the market in Muizenberg and took the courageous step in opening a night market....
Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite
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Empire Cafe in Muizenberg is a Community Favourite

Tucked in a hidden lane above the railway line, Empire Cafe occupies a double volume space in an original vintage building in York Road, Muizenberg. After eight years, Empire still reigns supreme as Muizenberg’s favourite breakfast and lunch spot. Locals br...
Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes
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Simons Towns historical mile – seeing the seaside town through new eyes

The essence of Simon's Town has been here since 1741. That's a long time, I think to myself, as, with hat firmly clipped to my head with one of these huge slide things because of the south easterly that is hammering through here, I leave my car beneath a tree ...
Closer – purely vegan food, in Muizenberg
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Closer – purely vegan food, in Muizenberg

'So what does Closer stand for?', I ask Michelle as she hands us the menu. We're sitting at a cosy table and chairs in the new (ish) café and eatery where items like Fairtrade coffee, trendy raw chocolate (if you haven't managed to sample any, you don't know w...
Exploring Muizenberg Village
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Exploring Muizenberg Village

Defined by its quaint original Victorian semi’s and tucked below the railway line, Muizenberg Village is such a well kept secret, that many Muizenberg residents don’t even know that it exists. The village is very community orientated and populated with artists...
Cést La Vie in Kalk Bay
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Cést La Vie in Kalk Bay

I went to Provence for a croissant and cafe au lait on Sunday morning.  You dont believe me non?  OK I didn’t, but with the cobbled street and borders of lavender outside Cést La Vie in Kalk Bay you would be excused for thinking you were in the South of France...
Casa Labia in Muizenberg
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Casa Labia in Muizenberg

The very beautiful Casa Labia stands overlooking False Bay on Muizenberg Main Road.  The former residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia, the residence was built in 1929 to reflect the spirit and beauty of 18th century Venice. Now a national monument, the ...
Smitswinkel Bay – far from the madding crowds
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Smitswinkel Bay – far from the madding crowds

Both the residents of Smitswinkelbaai (Smitswinkel Bay) and I are thanking our respective stars for the derth of development that means there is still no tarred road to bring all and sundry in their cars down to the beach at Smitswinkel Bay (which for some unk...
Dinner at the Outspan in Kalk Bay
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Dinner at the Outspan in Kalk Bay

We had family stay with us over the Festive Season and with an empty fridge on our return from a week in Citrusdal the only solution was to drive the short distance along Main Road to Kalk Bay, park and stroll along deciding where to have dinner. We tried f...
‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review
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‘The Penguins of Boulders’ by Dirk Schmidt – a Book Review

The Penguins of Boulders is a book all about the African penguin.  Despite being one of the most charismatic animals on our planet, it is a species in peril suffering from rapid environmental degradation through oil and chemical spillages and the depletion of ...