What, where and how?
The activities on offer in our area are only limited by your imagination. Here are some of the more local things that might appeal to our guests...
Surfing The muizenberg beach front is a hub of surf shops and schools, and teems with surfers of all ages, and all levels of experience. Give it a try, you will be tatally stoked, we guarantee! www.garysurf.co.za
Kite Surfing Muizenberg is the perfect spot for our avid kite surfing guests. Watch the kiters from our balcony as they harness the wind, surfing between the ocean and the sky. Visit Surfstore Africa for lessons and equipment hire. www.surfstore.co.za
Hiking & Walking Our local area boasts many beautiful hikes to choose from, for various levels of experience and fitness, just do it! We do supply picnic lunches on request. Log onto this awesome website to plan your hiking itinerary! www.capenature.org.za
Swimming You have a choice of mountain rock pools, the Silvermine reservoir, Kalk bay and St James tidal pools, the wide ocean, or the Muizenberg swimming pools, dive in - the water is fine!
Cycling and Mountain Biking Various mountain biking trails can be found within a short distance of the guesthouse, and the scenic routes for road bikes are spectacular. Constantia Uitsig bike track is also a great place to hone your mountain biking skills.
Bird Watching A twitchers paradise! From flamboyant flamingoes, to Claases Cuckoo - you will be amazed at the abundance of bird life we are priviledged to have in the Western Cape. www.capebirdingroute.org
Horse Riding Noordhoek offers horse riding on the beach and it is just one of those unforgettable experiences. If you love horses this is a must do! www.thedunesbeachrides.co.za
Kyaking This is a fabulous way to explore our coastline, go on a guided tour or for the more experience you can hire a kyak and explore the wonders on your own. Bliss. www.downhilladventures.com
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling We have fabulous dive spots along the South Peninsula, so if you would like to do a course, or go out for some recreational diving or snorkeling, get hold of our nearest dive shop Pisces Divers, fo r professional PADI training and top quality diving gear. www.piscesdivers.co.za
Paddle Boarding A great way to get out into the ocean, and a fantasic work out for that core! Hire top quality paddle boards down at the beach front and take on those waves. www.surfemporium.co.za
Super-tubes:Catering for kids, large and small. Hours of fun. Plenty of seating for adults whilst your kids burn up all their energy. On the beach front.
Mini-golf / Putt putt Master your putting skills and try not to get beaten by the kids! Two courses to chose from. On the beachfront.
The Cat Walk There is a wonderful paved walkway between Muizenberg and St James. Easy to push a pram too. Should take about 20-25 minutes. Get splashed at high tide! Easy to spot whales in spring. Tidal Pools St.James has lovely safe tidal pool to swim in and rock pools for the kids to explore.
Play grounds and exercise machines: There are two playgrounds at the beach offering monkey bars and jungle gyms at the beachfront. New exercise machines have been placed at the beachfront for you to show your kids how fit you are!
Blue Bird Garage food & drink market on Fridays from 4pm-10pm www.bluebirdmarket.co.za 5 minutes walk away! A vibrant indoor market, with delicious food, and beautiful gifts, jewellery and clothing
Surf School You are never too young to start! Leave your kids in the care of professional surf coaches, whilst you take a dip. Warm showers after! There are several schools down the beach to choose from.
Zandvlei estuary There are several playgrounds and you can take a nice long walk around the estuary and see some amazing birds. There are Flamingos, King-fishers, Pelicans, Geese and plenty more.
Train to Simonstown False Bay train station is 5 minutes walk from Bluebottle Guesthouse. The trains leave regularly to Simonstown from here,hugging the coastline all the way to Simonstown. The walk is about 20 mins from the station to the town of Simonstown. A good place to stop is St James with its tidal pool and kid friendly, Octopus Garden restaurant is a good stop OR Kalk bay with its magical old world harbour and quaint shops. Fish and chips on the harbour wall at Kalkies is a must!
Other not so local attractions for kids
Two Oceans Aquarium – Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boat Trips to Seal Island – Hout Bay
Butterfly World – Klapmuts
Penguins at Boulders Beach - Simons Town
Tumble Bears Indoor Play Centre - Lakeside
Scratch Patch Simons Town or Waterfront
Zip Lines at Acrobranch – Constantia Nek
Bike Ramps - Constantia Uitsig
Rush Indoor Trampline Park - Claremont