Muizenberg Beaches

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Muizenberg has a reputation as a laid-back seaside town on the shores of False Bay, with a beach that stretches all the way to Gordon's Bay, a distance of about 40 kilometres.

The Muizenberg beach is considered among the most child-friendly in South Africa, with warmer waters and calmer seas than the beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard. Its wide expanse of sand is dotted with Victorian bathing boxes, painted in vibrant primary colours, and is extremely popular with locals and holiday-makers.

There are a variety of surf and adventure operators, restaurants, coffee shops and apartments located along the main beach. Surfer’s Corner is a good place to experience a relatively gentle introduction to the sport, while the shark-spotter programme helps to keep Muizenberg’s waters safe.

Just behind the beach is a miniature golf course and water slide, while the train journey that curves around False Bay from Muizenberg to Simon’s Town is also popular.

The historic town of Muizenberg is also home to number of museums and you can find many examples of Victorian architecture dating from when the area was an exclusive seaside resort.

Some of the heritage attractions close to Muizenberg include Rhodes Cottage, the house overlooking False Bay where mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes lived and died in 1902, as well as the Edwardian-era Muizenberg Railway Station, which now houses a restaurant.

Cape Town Tourism Muizenberg Visitor Information Centre, The Pavilion, Beach Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town.