Published on 21 March 2021

Location: Muizenberg

Muizenberg is more that 100 years old. Rich with history from the dawn of colonial Cape Town, it has evolved into a multi-cultural seaside village that is home to surfers, artists, hipsters, writers and many families who have lived there for generations. With a flare for the quirky, and down to earth flavour that is truly a part of South African culture, the community of Muizenberg is welcoming and ready to invite you in for a taste of seaside essence.

Muizenberg hosts several opportunities for adventure; ranging from hiking the neighbouring Pecks Valley trails, to kite Surfing at Sunrise Beach (a favourite spot for the local kitesurfing community).

Surfers Corner is the main activity hub in Muizenberg where coffee shops, soft serve swirls and restaurants offer well deserved refreshments to families, surfers and hikers. There are also a number of reputable surf shops that present a range of options including hiring equipment, surfing lessons and other unique services related to enjoying the water and the beach. From a safety point of view, the beach itself is covered by the Shark Spotters initiative and The False Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

For those people interested in dinghy sailing, the Zandvlei Estuary is walking distance from the beach and home to the Imperial Yacht Club (IYC). There you can rent a dinghy, learn to sail and participate in truly catching the wind. Also hosted on the vlei is the Paddle Experience - Tracey and Terrance welcome novice to expert paddlers on amazing day-trip paddle adventures all around the South Peninsula.

Take some time to explore Muizenburg. It's time well spent, and I guarantee you will be back for more, again and again. Catch The Wind folks, it's time to set your soul free!

Author: Meagan - a lover of beaches, coffee and quirky antique shops

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