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.