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Saturday Spot: A Muizenberg Meander…

August 4th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Early Saturday morning we headed out for a Beach Clean-Up in Muizenberg…



Muizenberg is a beach that stretches on forever…


And has a very unique feature as being one of the best places in the Peninsula for learning how to surf, in Surfer’s Corner.


Rows and rows of surfboards..


One of the great advantages of this beach is that it is right next to the station and I remember heading down here on the train as a kid to go surfing…


In all our years of living in the South Peninsula we have never seen the water without surfers… sun, rain, sleet or snow. But on Friday afternoon there was a shark attack… and no-one was in the water on Saturday.


We did a quick refresher on shark safety…


Before stepping onto the beach…


The Beach Clean-Up

We love a good beach clean-up… and you don’t have to wait for an organised one, it is easy enough to organise your own one.


Armed with gloves, a bag and our Printable Data Sheet…


Gloves “on…”


And we joined the cleaning team from the Two Oceans Aquarium…


We filled our bag with dozens of plastic bottle tops and cigarette butts – ewe… and someone was thrilled to find this little fish…


And a good mornings clean-up…


This is why we do clean-ups…


So happy to pick up rubbish for those that can’t…


And while we were there we thought we would take a look around…

Beach Houses…

And Muizenberg has beach houses…


From far, up close, behind and head on, every angle… just can’t resist a colourful beach house!!!






We decided to go for a little meander through the seaside town of Muizenberg, it is full of little surprises…




And intriguing buildings… Tall, old, new, run-down, built up… very colourful…








Putt Putt

I had a hidden agenda, I have been dying to take my kids to play Putt-Putt for the longest time. I knew they would love it and they did. A reasonable outing… a lot of fun and if you go when it is quiet, like a cold wintry Saturday morning… there are quite a few young families out trying to master the art of mini-golf.







Finally we were treated to some very fun Parkour on the way home… new inspiration for my athletes..



And a great day out… ends with ice-cream cones…


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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julia // Aug 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Muizenberg and will go as far as saying that it’s my FAVOURITE beach. I can spend hours there – just staring. I actually had plans to attempt a surfing lesson on Saturday but then I remembered that the beach was closed because of the shark incident on Friday. It was weird and almost eerie to see not a single surfer in the water on Saturday morning. I chatted to one of the two oceans beach cleaners – she said that they mostly pick up pieces of plastic. I found that very interesting. And yes, you are right, putt-putt is very reasonably priced and LOTS of fun – my kids LOVE it!

  • 2 Julia // Aug 4, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Soooooo very bummed that I didn’t see you! I would have come to say hi.

  • 3 cat@jugglingact // Aug 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Oh that last beach house picture is awesome. But so are all of your pictures. Lovely day out and love that you do a beach clean up.

    And we should really go put put some time.
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  • 4 laurakim // Aug 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    What amazing pictures. Muizenberg is one of my favourite places to visit in CT.

    I must say I do wish we lived near the sea – it is like constant, free entertainment for the kids 🙂

  • 5 Heide Goodman // Aug 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    please join the MZBG community one Saturday evening for our moonlight beach meander. Theres one this Saturday: we meet outside Knead at 18:00 for a 18:15 start. About and hour altogether:)

  • 6 se7en // Aug 6, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Hi there Heide, Thank you so much for the invitation… we will definitely pop that onto our listing of outings that we are working through, great idea!!!

  • 7 se7en // Aug 6, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Oh Laura, It is so stunning… and we discovered lots of places to stop by and revisit!!!

  • 8 se7en // Aug 6, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Hay Cat, Thank you… turns out beach clean-ups are a lot of fun!!! And my guys just loved putt, putt… loved it!!! Hope you are having a great week!!!

  • 9 se7en // Aug 6, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Hay Julia, Can’t believe we missed each other either… you must, must, must… try a surf lesson. We picked up dozens of cigarette butts (ewwwe) and plastic bottle tops by the million. And Putt Putt may be the new birthday treat. Hope you are having a great week!!!

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