Muizenberg & Kalk Bay
On a Sunday afternoon after some shopping at Access Park in Kennilworth on our first day in Cape Town we took a scenic drive to Muizenberg, we stopped at St. James Beach which has fantastic views of Table Mountain and the iconic colourful beach huts.
The beach was filled with families swimming in the lagoon, a great alternative to using public swimming pools in the hot South African Summer especially because Cape Town is currently facing the worst drought in 100 years and swimming pools are a luxury.
St James Beach is also a great place for sun bathers to catch some rays and we also found some kids playing soccer.
We had lunch at the highly recommended Cape To Cuba – a true taste of Cuba located in Kalk Bay with views of the harbour – my fiancé and I keep joking that Cape Town is not in SA. As we entered the parking bay the restaurant’s parking attendant offered to park our car as he asked for our car keys and even showed us a pile of car keys as the place is so popular you are bound to get parked in. The car guard has the keys of the other cars so that you can get out easily following your dining experience – this was very strange for us Gauteng residents.
This Restaurant is decorated beautifully with chandeliers and baby blue wall paint.
Customers are also allowed to graffiti the walls of the restaurant provided you bring your own stationary.
There was live music on the afternoon we visited and in-house beach sand also gives a relaxed feel. We ordered some paella, the line fish, seafood pasta, cocktails and of course some wine to enjoy our dishes. The seafood was sweet and very fresh, one of the very best meals we had in Cape Town.
On our way back we stopped on Boyes Drive, where you can see the Muzineberg and Kalk Bay beaches below. Also note this is a great spot for a stunning photo opportunity.