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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…

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Muizenberg is a beach that stretches on forever…

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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.

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Rows and rows of surfboards..

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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…

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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.

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We did a quick refresher on shark safety…

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Before stepping onto the beach…

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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.

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

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Gloves “on…”

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

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

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And a good mornings clean-up…

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This is why we do clean-ups…

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

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

Beach Houses…

And Muizenberg has beach houses…

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

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Meanderings…

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

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

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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.

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

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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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