This laid-back seaside town on the shores of False Bay comes alive in season, with holiday-makers crowding its streets as they make their way down to what is perhaps Cape Town’s nicest swimming beach. Although Muizenberg beach lacks the dazzling turquoise ocean and dramatic boulders of beaches like Clifton and Llandudno, it is much warmer to swim here than at the beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard. It is flat, wide, and the water is generally calm – so is very child-friendly. It’s also a popular surfing spot, although the waves aren’t enormous. It is ideal for body-boarders and novices.
There are a variety of surf and adventure operators, restaurants, coffee shops and apartments located along the main beach. Contact Cape Town Tourism’s Muizenberg Visitor Information Centre, conveniently located at the Pavillion on the main beach, to assist you to book accommodation, activities and transport. The friendly team will provide you with all the local knowledge, maps, brochures and what’s on information for any time of year. They’ll also make bookings for you at no cost.