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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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Surf Town and Colorful changing shacks

This is where pictures you've seen of the brightly colored beach shacks have been taken. The soft white sand made the shacks really stand out. We walked this beach that seemed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
OklahomaMomOf3
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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Pretty far away from dartmoor national park in devon england but so incredibly worth it. My mother flew for the first time for my brothers wedding. After an arrival commitee greated them at the YWAM school they were staying, my brother who moved here in 2010 showed them around. I arrived 24 hours later to the two of them raving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Found this bakery / restaurant called KNEAD serving us amazing coffee (filter), breakfast and baking treats to die for. On the beach .... dressed casual and eating like a king.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is where pictures you've seen of the brightly colored beach shacks have been taken. The soft white sand made the shacks really stand out. We walked this beach that seemed to be surfer's heaven. Never seen so many surfers in one area! You could do surf lessons here too. My kids were sorry they hadn't brought swim suits until... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped at this beach Muizenberg (St. James) which is situated along "False Bay" on our way to Cape Point National Park. It is very picturesque and definitely worth hanging out for a short time to take in the sights. Excellent photos can be taken with mountains in the background. Highly recommend a stop here! PS the houses are actually... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Water slides, mini golf, colorful beach houses, surfing and miles of beach. Very low key. A 15 minute walk along the shore if you are in St. James, or you can get off at the Muizenberg Station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This year we stayed in Muizenberg, Town/village, not sure but very busy at weekends. Great place to chill Monday through Friday afternoon. Good beach, shallow waters great for water activities. A great place for some R&R, great people too. Plenty of basic shops no fancy mall. Perfect

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped at the beach for about 20 minutes on our way to Boulder’s Beach and Cape Point. It is a beautiful and unique beach with the bright colored beach houses and the stunning bay and mountain views. We also enjoyed watching the surfers. We arrived at the beach around 9am and there were already hundreds of surfers. Worth a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love this town, such a beautiful place cannot wait to return. Lived there for 2 years cannot wait untill I can again

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

So sandy beaches, surfer dudes, mini golf, kite surfers, weekend market yes yes yes, thee best atmosphere.... so i decided to hire the Chaise cafe on the main road for my daughter's 3rd and my 23rd Hawaiian theme party

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

great for surfers and for those who like people watching. It is a bit crowded though and not really great for relaxing.

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