The Top Things To Do And See In Muizenberg, Cape Town

Surfers Corner
Surfer's Corner | ©Hilton Teper/WikiCommons
Alana Tabak

Muizenberg is a small beach town suburb of South Africa’s Cape Town. Most famous for its small colorful houses on the beach, Muizenberg is a picturesque destination. Due to the town’s proximity to the ocean, much of the locals’ daily life and activities revolve around the water. Overall, Muizenberg has an alluring and relaxed surfer atmosphere. This list covers the best things to do and see near the sea in Muizenberg.

Surfer’s Corner

1. Gary’s Surf School


Since Muizenberg is a popular surf town, why not learn to surf on your visit? At Gary’s Surf School visitors can learn the basics of surfing from Gary and the other instructors. Operating since 1989, the school is one of the oldest and best known in the country. Located at ‘Surfer’s Corner’, Gary’s Surf School specializes in teaching both locals and tourists how to surf, starting on long boards and moving to short.

2. Casa Labia Cultural Center

Cafe, Restaurant

Casa Labia Cultural Center

Casa Labia is the former residence of Muizenberg’s Count and Countess Natale Labia. Built in 1929 with influences from 18th-century Venice, the house is now used as a cultural center. Casa Labia includes a large art gallery featuring South African prints and other archives and collections. The house also boasts an upscale restaurant called Cucina Labia.

Casa Labia Cultural Center, 192 Main Rd, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg, South Africa, +27 21 788 6068

3. Made in Muizenberg Co Op Shop


Find Muizenberg’s locally made gems at the Made in Muizenberg Co Op Shop. The shop gathers local crafters and artists, making for an interesting and eclectic array of gifts, jewellery, trinkets, and other items. Made in Muizenberg’s vision is to take Muizenberg’s most diverse and creative individuals and have them collaborate to create some truly unique pieces of craft.

4. Surfstore Africa

Shop, Store

Surfstore Africa

Surfstore Africa is a water sports lover’s shopping haven. From kitesurfing to stand up paddle boarding kit, Surfstore Africa has everything visitors need to take full advantage of Muizenberg’s waterfront. The store is also known as a local meeting place for friends to meet before and after their water activities. There is a small coffee shop in the corner of the store with some tables for customers to stick around a while.

Surfstore Africa, 50 Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 788 5055

5. MM Galleries

MM Galleries

The MM Galleries sells diverse art by local artists. Known for showcasing high-quality and beautiful art, MM Galleries also strives to sell its art for affordable prices. From sculptures to paintings, the gallery has it all. MM Galleries aims to connect talented artists hailing from Cape Town and expose their art to the world.

MM Galleries, 31 Palmer Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, +27 21 788 8370

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