Muizenberg was once a military base. In 1795 the British defeated the Dutch in the Battle of Muizenberg. At the beginning of the 20th century Muizenberg became a prestigious seaside resort for affluent Capetonians. The grand mansions along the beach promenade are monuments of the former wealth of Muizenberg.
Due to the warm Mozambique currents of the east coast the water is considerably warmer than on the western Atlantic coast.
The bay is called "False Bay", because many years back, some ships coming from the east would stop in this bay mistaking it to be Table Bay. There is a panoramic view of the bay from Boyes Drive above Muizenberg.
Further information and accommodation in Muizenberg you find on the blue INFO page
Photo left: Muizenberg's beach at the Indian Ocean. Top: View of Muizenberg from Boyes Drive. Right: The beautifully restored station of Muizenberg.
Nowadays a rather mixed crowd comes together in Muizenberg but it still has its stunning wide sand beaches, turquoise-blue water and one of the bays best sheltered from the wind on the Cape Peninsula, ideal for surfing and for children alike. A popular photo motif, for fashion shoots, are the colourful wooden cabins.