Muizenberg was often referred to as the jewel in the False Bay crown – the quaint seaside village was a holiday resort for the wealthy; it was also where Cecil John Rhodes died and where a historic battle for the control of the Cape was fought.
Today the village is a decidedly bohemian surfer's paradise and a much-loved family destination. But its past is still preserved in the historical mile. The water here is warmer than the chilly Atlantic and it is one of the best swimming beaches in Cape Town.
There are myriad activities in Muizenberg, from mini-golf to surfing. We found some ideal activities that will appeal to everyone.
Where to stay
The five-star Colona Castle has views of the ocean, Table Mountain and the Winelands. The boutique hotel prides itself on its tranquil surroundings, fine dining and being close to a number of attractions. The hotel is filled with antiques and objets d'art collected over many years.
Where to take the kids
Where to eat
Eating out can be a great adventure, with an array of eateries catering to everyone's taste. I suggest the Casa Labia café for breakfasts, high tea and weddings.
Where to shop
It's a seaside town, so head off to Down South Scuba for all the gear you'll need.
Where to drink
Johno's Bistro is an intimate space in Beach Road that offers a substantial menu.