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All the Coolest Spots to Visit in Muizenberg

From quirky shops to laidback eateries, here are the places you need to visit in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Greg Cox

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Muizenberg is renowned the world over for its surf break – which is ideal for beginners – and its picturesque, colourful beach huts. As such, it's probably on the must-visit list of most people who are in Cape Town as tourists.

But as a popular destination for locals as much as it is to visitors, this coastal 'village' on the Indian Ocean is packed with places to enjoy good food, savour a craft beer or shop for something special that you won't find anywhere else.

And be sure to scroll down to the end of the story to check out our quick video tour of the False Bay precinct – including highlights of both Muizenberg and Kalk Bay, which is right 'next door' on the coast.

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11 Spots That Should be on Your Muizenberg To-Visit List:

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1. Yoffi Falafel

Fast, flavourful and well-priced, Yoffi Falafel serves up chicken pitas, toasted sandwiches and (of course) falafel with all the trimmings. This eatery is always full, but service is quick, so you won’t have to wait long for your order. And because pitas don’t require cutlery to eat, this is a delightfully messy meal-on-the-go option too. Balmoral Building, Beach Rd, Muizenberg. 084 364 8466

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2. Sobeit Store & Hong Kong Charlie Sushi Cafe

A custom design shop merged with a sushi cafe might sound like an odd combination, but it works. Dubbed ‘a mayhem space’ with something for everybody, Sobeit Store has an assortment of decor and gifts, while Hong Kong Charlie offers top-notch sushi, dim sum and Origin Coffee. 51 Main Rd, Muizenberg.

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3. Skermunkil Design Studio

You may have spotted Skermunkil’s quirky and cute porcelain pieces on display at the V&A Waterfront’s The Watershed, but it’s in the brand’s Muizenberg design studio that the real magic happens. Whether it’s silver rings with eyes carved into them or cups with exaggerated faces, you can find a whole host of interesting things here. 44 Palmer Rd, Muizenberg. 073 449 5755

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4. Bbellamy & Bbellamy

Textile designer and artist David Bellamy’s flagship store is home to a range of striking fabrics whose designs are inspired by nature. The studio’s textiles are made locally in Muizenberg, and there are also imported fabrics and those by South African artists as well as objects made from cloth for you to browse through. 51 Main Rd, Muizenberg.

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5. The Real Bread Company

As its name suggests, this bakery uses traditional techniques and practices natural fermentation to make ‘real’ breads. From ciabatta to sourdough, you’re in for tasty, freshly baked goods at The Real Bread Company. 4 Killarney Rd, Muizenberg.

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6. Striped Horse Bar & Grill

This beach bar offers up an assortment of delights including cold beer (with a special focus on craft beer), classic pub grub and live entertainment. Striped Horse Bar & Grill, 12 York Rd, Muizenberg, 021 788 2979

7. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market

On Friday nights, an old postal aeroplane hangar is transformed into a charming market selling delicious food as well as items by local artisans. There are also live performances adding a vibe to the evening. 39 Albertyn Rd, Muizenberg. 082 920 4285

8. Tiger’s Milk

One of the first branches in this popular chain, Tiger’s Milk Muizenberg offers incredible views of the beach below and of surfers catching waves. Even if you’re completely uninterested in surfing, this is still a great spot for a good burger or pizza. Cnr Beach and Sidmouth Rds, Surfers Corner, Muizenberg.

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9. Rolling Wood Surf and Skate Store

The False Bay area is packed with surfers and skaters, and one of the places they gear up is Rolling Wood. This boutique store sells surfboards, skateboards and apparel, as well as juices, smoothies and baked goods. Rolling Wood also hosts events ranging from live music to Sunday Surf Film screenings. 4 York Rd, Muizenberg.

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10. Casa Labia

A building steeped in heritage, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia, who built it in 1929. Now it’s open to the public as a multifunctional cultural centre run by the Labia family. Book it for a private function or visit the Cucina Labia restaurant, which offers accessible fine dining with a modern Italian twist. 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg.

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11. The Corner Surf Shop

Opened in July 1971, this is the oldest surf shop in Cape Town, and it honours the deep roots of surfing in the False Bay area. Simply admire vintage surfboards, or get kitted out with a new one and all the gear you need. The Corner Surf Shop, 143 Main Rd, Muizenberg.

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