CAPE TOWN

Road Trip - - PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP -

The city has no short­age of walks, but one of the best is found be­tween Muizen­berg and St James: the con­crete board­walk presents the beauty of False Bay at sealevel. Nearby waves break, surfers surf and dol­phins, whales and seals are a com­mon sight. If you con­tinue south you will reach Kalk Bay, with its many eater­ies, as well as shops, such as Kalk Bay Books, sell­ing all sorts of knick knacks, both old and new.

Pozyn’s Tip: stop for wood-fired pizza at Oc­to­pus’s Gar­den in the old St James post of­fice build­ing.the place has eclec­tic, bo­hemian dé­cor, as well as a big play area for kids.

If you are feel­ing a lit­tle more en­er­getic, Cape Point Na­ture Re­serve of­fers a va­ri­ety of walks, in­clud­ing an easy am­ble to some of the many ship­wrecks on this ruggedly beau­ti­ful coast­line. Hav­ing chan­nelled your in­ner beachcomber, you can re­store blood-sugar lev­els at the newly re­fur­bished Two Oceans Restau­rant over­look­ing Cape Point. Guests have lauded its seafood, although ve­gan and veg­e­tar­ian op­tions are also avail­able.

Spring is a good time to ex­plore Cape Point’s many walk­ing trails: it may not have the pro­fu­sion of flow­ers that you would see up the West Coast, but the area ex­plodes with colour nev­er­the­less, a re­minder that the Cape floris­tic re­gion con­tains around 9,600 species, most of which are found nowhere else in the world.

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