The short historical walk has wonderful views and exposes some enlightening facts that are a part of SA history and culture. The walk takes you along the pavement of the Main Road which overlooks the sea and rocks, alongside the railway line. Along the way, we'll delve into the fascinating and often turbulent history of Muizenberg. We'll find out how it played a role in shaping South Africa's history. We'll also learn about the cast of characters that used to populate Millionaire's Mile at the turn of the century.
The route is from Muizenberg Train Station and follows the seaside pavement walk past three museums and a number of historic buildings which include Het Posthuys, the Carnegie Library building, now a Police museum, Casa Labia, Bailey's and Rhodes Cottage.
The tour commences at the Muizenberg Train Station, on the pavement of the Main Road which runs past on the mountain side. Take a train to Muizenberg and exit the platform on the mountain side of the railway line. Cabs and cars can pull into the station parking area. Visitors who park at the beach can cross the railway line at the pedestrian crossing or via the station subway.
Places to stop along the way:
Posthuys and Rhodes Cottage museums are only occasionally open. Phone numbers are on display at the museums. SAP museum is open on weekdays. Casa Labia is run as a restaurant. The walkway on the sea side of the railway line is worth visiting.
Best time to walk:
Any day in daylight hours. On a warm sunny day (highly recommended) please bring hats and sunscreen.
You are always safer in groups. Keep valuables out of sight.
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