Cape Town audio tour: Muizenberg Like a Local

About the Tour

This walk takes you off the beaten path, to all the spots that Muizenbergers love. Your host is Coleen. She lives here and knows its curious little shops, studios and eateries intimately, but she'll also guide you to all the iconic sights this humble village has to offer. So, step into the shoes of a seasoned local, and enjoy a relaxed seaside stroll!

Tour Producer

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Coleen van Staden

I am a born and bred Capetonian in love with my city - especially the quirky, vibrant and colourful seaside suburbs of False Bay. I have lived here for over 30 years and have been lucky enough to have worked in tourism, promoting this area to both local and international visitors. I have two voicemaps - Muizenberg Like a Local and Kalk Bay Like a Local. I loved doing the village meanders and sharing my stories with visitors. I love theatre too, whether it's watching it, making it or experiencing the drama of a winter sea swell and the thrill of exploring a hidden street, lane or pathway. It's like uncovering a new play - full of characters, storylines and wonderful scenery. Both Muizenberg and Kalk Bay are ready for a Voicemap audience and deserve nothing less than a standing ovation.

Major Landmarks

  • Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market

  • The Masque Theatre

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts in the parking lot to the west of False Bay Station, on the same side of the railway as the mountain.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Bluebird Garage Market, SoBeit Studio,The Cob House, lovely shops on Palmer road, eateries at the beach front, Gary's Surf School, Surfer's Corner, The Muizenberg Vlei, The Corner Surf Shop, Carla's.

Best time of day

Any time during daylight. On Friday afternoons from 4 pm, you'll be able to visit the Bluebird Garage market. Part of this tour takes you through the inner village of Muizenberg - there are some quirky shops in Palmer Road - please note they are open Mon to Sat morning only.

Precautions

Keep an eye on your belongings, and check the weather beforehand. Muizenberg can be rather windy.

Comments

Muizenberg comes alive and you can't help but see thing differently afterwards

Posted by Matthew Grant , almost 4 years ago

What a lovely, interesting walk! The 40 minutes flew by and made me wish it was longer. Coleen has a great, melodic voice for narration. I'm definitely hooked, this is the first of many VoiceMap walks for me.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 4 years ago

Lived in the area for a while and the walk showed me some things I didn't know existed. A very fun walk and amusing commentary. Must be capped off by a stay at Stoked backpackers - best rooftop views in Muizenberg!!

Posted by Janine , over 5 years ago

I've always stayed close to Muizenberg's beach - I don't think I've ever been into its "village". But after this walk and a drink at the Village Inn, I think it must be one of Cape Town's more interesting, more closely knit communities.

Posted by Iain Manley , over 5 years ago

This walk had be discovering a side to Muizenberg I had no idea existed. so much more than just a beach town!

Posted by Nicole Biondi , over 5 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.