Learn to surf in the birthplace of South African surfing
The waves at Muizenberg have been described as some of the best in the world for learning to surf! This is due to their gentle sloping, sand-bottom swells, relatively warm water and consistency. Its also pretty darn fun on a longboard, and with a high tide the aerial-mad shortboarders will find some ramps to keep them happy too.
We offer Surf lessons for R280.00 per person
• 1.5 hour lesson with Instructor
• 1 hour free surf
• Wetsuit and board
Lessons happen either in the morning or afternoon – depending on conditions.
To book a lesson please speak to reception 🙂
Blue Bird market
Every Friday Night!
As the cornerstone of the Muizenberg community, the Blue Bird Garage Market takes place every
Friday night in a beautiful old postal plane hangar on the edge of this urban village. You will find this
space filled with a collection of local Artisans, speciality cooks, bakers, producers and Designers. They bring the butcher, the baker, the t shirt maker together under one eclectic, creative, vibey roof.
Handpicked South African wines, craft beer, delicious food, live music from local artists, a creative
kids area and great company are all part of the tapestry that makes this a very unique and inviting
market experience. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night !
From: 16:30 – 22:30 Fridays
A beautiful stroll right next to the sea
Walking along the Muizenberg catwalk is just about the best thing you could begin or end your day
with. The catwalk hugs the coastline for 3km; starting from Muizenberg and winding all the way up to St James, from where it crosses to the coastal road to Kalk Bay..
Take an easy stroll, speed walk on your own to get your blood pumping, or take a jog for a great workout while the waves roll up to greet you. Watch the fishermen cast out their lines and listen to the cry of gulls as they hover over the water in anticipation. Watch sun-lovers soaking up the rays on the white sandy beaches, and join swimmers for a little refreshing dip as you pass man-made tidal pools on the beach.
Make an occasion of it, and meet friends along the way, stop in for a bite at one of the many local restaurants, and walk back afterwards. Sunsets are something magical to witness as you’re strolling on the catwalk. Whatever time of day, no visit to the area is complete without experiencing this wonderful addition to the Kalk Bay to Muizenberg route.
Shops, rentals and lessons
Kitesurfing combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one extreme sport.
With prevailing summer winds being cross-onshore great kiting conditions can be found on our beach. In winter time there are excellent conditions nearby at Witsands beach, plus Scarborough Point and Platboom for the skilled and brave!
Lessons, advice and equipment rentals available from the good people at Bean Surfing.
Muizenberg – Circular Hike
Incredible views and vegetation
This hike is relatively easy, grab your torch, camera, water and sunscreen and get ready for a fun adventure. Beginning on Boyes Drive at Baileys Kloof, you climb up a series of stone steps into the Mimetes Valley where you can stop and take in the breathtaking views of False Bay. From here you continue to the much anticipated cave.
At one point along the journey you will notice that you can see all the way from Hangklip to Cape Point, which is rather spectacular. Switch on your torch and shed some light on the walls so you can admire the stunning san paintings. Make sure to shine the light on the floor in front of you as there is lots of water making the rocks slippery and at some point there is a 6 meter drop you need to avoid. Take caution when walking through the cave and ensure children are supervised at all times.
The descent after the cave is pleasant and rather easy, giving you a chance to look around at the fabulous Fynbos in Peck’s Valley that smothers the mountainside, and head back down to Boyes Drive. If you are keen for a longer walk, start at Muizenberg station and follow the trail towards Baileys Kloof.
Historical street with unique shops
Hidden in the Muizenberg Village this quite vibey road is not to be missed, situated only 6 minutes walk away from African Soul Surfer you have no excuse not to check it out. Blink and you’ll miss the turn off from Atlantic Road into Killarney Road, which brings you to Palmer Road.
The street is lined with small boutique designer shops,quirky businesses, restaurants and one pub. The first shop to greet you is possibly the smallest bakery in the world and known for making some of the best bread in the Western Cape. Next there’s the acclaimed Skermunkil producing stunning designer jewellery at very affordable prices. Not to be missed is the Roots Book Bar which is run by a family of Rastas, with reggae music quickly putting you in the mood to chill, the convenient and comfortable couches invite you in as you peruse their selection of books of interesting topics.
Made-in-Muizenberg is an awesome little space exhibiting art & design works made by local residents. There are also art studios which you can have a browse in or watch the artists at work at their stations. Locally run restaurants which included a new pizzeria with a choice of the regular greasy cheesy pizza or the choice of light healthy toppings that you can indulge in for lunch or dinner. For breakfast there is Kitch-Kombuis, a great spot to sit & have a coffee on the little porch and lose a couple of hours, enjoying the village pace and lifestyle of Muizenberg.
If you got your timing right and staying with us the last Thursday of the month – Not to be missed is the Palmer Road Night Market where all the traders are out on the street and theres a bit of a carnival kinda vibe.
Muizenberg Putt-Putt Course
The Muizenberg putt-putt course is located behind the Muizenberg beach and alongside the popular
water slide. The outdoor course offers you a selection of two 18 hole courses.
This allows for great entertainment and definitely challenges your accuracy. Both courses end on a
steep 18th hole, where getting a hole in one takes a lot of skill, not to mention a bit of luck as well.
Both of the courses are fairly challenging, with sloping surfaces and various obstacles.
The course can be best enjoyed in the summer sun when you can cool off in the sea after your game.
• R20.00 per person per game
Muizenberg Pool & Water slides
Wind blowing crazy, sun shining brightly and feel like a little tanning and dip in refreshing water?
Why not head over to the Muizenberg pool where they have a lovely grass area next to the pools to sun-bathe on and ablution facilities with change rooms and showers.
• Opening hours: 10:00-17:00
• Cost per person: R20.00 (full day access pass)