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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced...
Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through the paved-over streets, fast-food eateries and shopping centers.
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White sand dunes

A huge coast with white sand dunes. A water sport lover paradise. Very close to Cape Town and on the way to the Garden Route

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A huge coast with white sand dunes. A water sport lover paradise. Very close to Cape Town and on the way to the Garden Route

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

While the beach was crowded this time of the year... The water was perfect for surfing. We went surfing with Surf shack and they were awesome.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Today we took the train from Cape Town to Simon's Town the journey on the edge of the sea is very picturesque with some stunning landscapes. On the way back we jumped off at St James and walked to Muizenberg (there is a path along the sea front) and enjoyed a lovely lunch in town. We sat and watched the... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What a huge beach and miles of sand! But do not be fooled there are dharks in the bay snd plenty of jaelly fish washed up on the beach and very unfortunately dogs leaving unwanted mess becsuse owners let them! If you can overlook these things you can enjoy a bracing walk and some fine surf. The weather will determin... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Travelers to Cape Town should beware that there really is no decent swimming beach in this city despite all the marketing

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Quite junky, a big disappointment. Run down strip of shops, sketchy people hanging about. Go to Camps Bay instead.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I am very fortunate to be able to visit Muizenberg beach whenever I like as live not even 10KM's away. Muizenberg does have it's pros and cons though. During peak season this beach will get very crowded. You can find more peace more towards the east end of the beach however, this is definitely one of those beaches in Cape... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very beautiful stretch of beach with breathtaking scenery. Surrounded by various restaurants and interesting shops. Very friendly staff at info centre. The shark siren went off while I was there and everyone had to evacuate the water. I was told that this is quite common here. Definitely a must-visit if in the area.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a beautiful beach, and from the looks of it, a surfers paradise. For a family, it was a bit too windy (the fine sand stung bare skin and eyes). However, there are a few lovely playgrounds in behind the walkway that were great for little kids. I loved the scenery and the colorful dive- shacks. A gorgeous place!

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want to take a break from the city and enjoy some swim / surf, this is the place to be. Also a perfect stopover while on trip to Cape of Good Hope. Make sure to take the first class train from Simon' Town Train Station and enjoy the ride along the coast, this could be the best 12... More 

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