Postcard From | Muizenberg, Cape Town.

When I went to Cape Town this year, my goal was to learn to surf, properly! Knowing that one of the best surfing spots in the world happens to be a mere 30 minutes drive away from the city of Cape Town, I knew that I had to make my way there eventually! Instead of starting in the city and finishing off my trip in Muizenberg, I started here first, to get my fill of surfing before moving back to the city. I figure that the city can wait, and plus, I’ve been there before, so although excited to be back, I wasn’t in the immediate rush to go back, back!

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Muizenberg is a small, surfing town. There isn’t much to do here except to surf, or continue onwards on your day tour. Regardless, it’s quite a looker and even beyond the surfing, there’s a few cafés and restaurant worth checking out during your stay here.


Muizenberg hugs the False Bay rather then directly being exposed to the Atlantic, making the water somewhat warmer to swim in than those at the Atlantic Seaboard beaches. By warmer, I mean 9-14C all year round. Wearing a wetsuit (or drysuit, depending on which part of the world you live in!) is a necessity! The water is calmer and flatter so it is the ideal conditions for beginners to learn surfing.

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You can instantly recognize Muizenberg by the colourful changing room huts that are still in operation. Although 40% of the world’s Great White Shark population can be found in the waters around South Africa, Muizenberg has a shark spotter programme that keeps you safe and statistically, attacks are quite rare.

If you are on a budget, the beach is conveniently located right beside a train station which goes directly to Cape Town!

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1/2. The iconic brightly coloured beaches of Muizenberg. 3. Strolling on the St James Coastal Walk 4. The Muizenebrg train station 5. View of the city from the Stoked Hostel 6. Stoked Hostel 7/8. These dots are surfers!

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  • Cape town looks gorgeousss! South Africa is really high on my list and I can’t wait to go!

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    • It’s one of my favourite destinations in the world – let me know if you end up going! I’d love to hear more about different destinations in South Africa!

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