Muizenberg at a glance
Muizenberg is best known for the row of small, brightly coloured houses dotting its white-sand beach. If you're looking for relaxed surf vibes, there's no better place to be, as life in Muizenberg revolves around the ocean, water sports and a relaxed way of life. Annual events such as the Muizenberg Festival and the International Kite Festival add to the popularity of Muizenberg, as does its scenic surroundings and great weather.
A brief history of the area
Muizenberg was established in 1743 by Dutch settlers who required a military post between Cape Town and Simon's Town. It earned its place in the history books on 7 August 1795, when the Battle of Muizenberg played out. This skirmish between the Dutch and the British was a pivotal moment in bringing a temporary end to Dutch rule in the Cape.
As part of the larger City of Cape Town, Muizenberg enjoys dry, warm summers, with the majority of the region's rain falling during the winter months. The average maximum temperature in summer is 26ºC, and this drops to 18ºC in winter.
Schools in the area
Looking for an excellent school in close proximity to Muizenberg? You will have no problem finding one that will help your little one achieve big things. Primary schools in the area include Capricorn Primary School, Muizenberg Junior School and Kirstenhof Primary School. Most children from these primary schools will later attend Muizenberg High School.
Tertiary education needs are met by institutions such as the University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Healthcare in the area
There is no shortage of healthcare options in the vicinity of Muizenberg. Melomed Tokai Private Hospital is less than two kilometres away and Muizenberg Medical Square offers the services of a wide range of doctors and dentists.
Convenience is close at hand for residents of Muizenberg thanks to Capricorn Square, which boasts a wide range of tenants, from Pick n Pay and Woolworths to a wide variety of other stores, ranging from fashion outlets to banks, cell phone shops and much more. If you're into the adventure sport lifestyle for which Muizenberg is famous, you'll want to pop in to Surfstore Africa, where the team will kit you out for kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding or any of the other water sports which locals and visitors to Muizenberg enjoy.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Muizenberg to Cape Town International Airport is just over 35km. In average traffic, it will take you about 35 minutes to get there. The Cape Town CBD is approximately 28km or 40 minutes away.
Muizenberg is a paradise for foodies, and there is a seemingly endless number of coffee shops, cafes and restaurants to choose from when it's time to get a bite to eat. From elegant eateries to chilled out beachside cafes, there's something for everyone.
Looking for a fun way to spend a day in and around Muizenberg? There's no shortage of awesome things to do.
1. Muizenberg water slides
Hours of fun are waiting to be had right on Muizenberg beach thanks to Muizenberg Water Slides. There's a main slide and a speed slide, as well as a junior slide made specially for the little ones.
2. Stand up Paddling
Muizenberg is a great place to learn one of the world's fastest-growing water sports. Companies such as Surf Emporium offer lessons right in the heart of Muizenberg, and there are also loads of other water-based sports to try out.
3. Beach houses
No trip to Muizenberg is complete without having a look at the beach houses between Muizenberg and St James. This is the location of South Africa's only remaining assortment of Edwardian beach houses.
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