Whale watching season is upon us. From June to November each year, our Antarctica neighbors migrate to the Cape shores for their annual romp in the sum. The water is ideal conditions for their annual mating and calving runs and this amazing natural phenomenon is an amazing sight to behold. Jumping and playing, these animals are incredible to watch.
Every year 1000's of tourists come to the Cape shores to enjoy this spectacle. Be sure not to miss this one off your bucket list. If Cape Town isn't beautiful enough, just imagine its waters filled with 100's of majestic mammals of the deep.. its truly breathtaking.
The Muize would love to help you plan your holidays and make the most of this incredible annual event. We offer tours and transport to all the major look-out points and can even tailor packages to include a boat excursion, shark cage diving and a wine stop to round it off... what a way to spend a day.
Contact us now to see how we can help you maximise your holiday experience.
Be sure to check out the HERMANUS WHALE WATCHING FESTIVAL this year. There are always loads of things to be done in this quite seaside village, which at this time of year is the most ideal whale watching location. We can provide transport and accommodation assistance for all your needs. Check it out:
Muizenberg is increasingly becoming popular not only for its fantastic beach, great sunshine and amazing beach side bistros... its also a cultural center with 2 long established theaters in the area. These two theaters offer contemporary performance art to all sorts of theatre goers. If you chose to dress up or dress down.. you are bound to be in for a great night, great food, and great entertainment.
The first of our cultural prides is The Masque Theatre. It was established in 1957 by Bertie Stern the chairman of our South Peninsula Dramatic Society. Small, but full of balls... I mean massive balls... this place opened its doors as a multi-cultural/ multi-racial theatre in 1959. For those that know, South Africa had an issue with racial integration back then, but there were pockets of defiance and this little theatre which has hosted many years of great names in South African performance arts, was no exception. Despite every attempt to disrupt or close down this theatre, it persisted and flourished. It is really something you should come and see... spend the day on the beach, dust of the sand, sip back a few sundowners and get a cultural injection within a local legendary landmark. What a way to spend a day.
The other one of our prized locales is the Kalk Bay Theatre. This place is the foundation of "cool". Its a 79 seater restaurant and theatre. Good food and an amazing location overlooking Kalk Bay. Built inside a former Dutch Reformed Church it is a fusion of modern and old. Music, Comedy, drama and cabaret - it has it all. Cool is to Jazz, what this place is to Theatre.
Both of these locations promise a great night out, and have an ever changing line up of shows. Be sure to check out their websites for latest offerings and for bookings. The Muize Bed and Breakfast is located just down the road from both of these hot spots, so be sure to enjoy it as much as possible - we will always be there to pick you up afterwards.
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A typical winters day in Muizenberg. Woke up this morning, went for coffee at our local beach side coffee house.. and this is the view this morning... what a terrible place ;-)
Well, its almost 6 months into the bed and breakfast and we are still busy eventhough our winter has started. We have had over 130 people come to stay with us and loved each and every one of them. From the travelling businessman, to concert goers and house hunters, to sun worshippers, and exepcially our surfers from Germany and Italy. Come rain or storm, nothing stops them from getting an early start with wetsuits on and dreams of perfect swell. All over they go, even where the well seasoned surfers fear to tread, our guests have made us proud to be some of the most daring and adventurouse people we have ever met. And we seem to be constantly attracting more, with next week bringing us surfers from Australia to see how our waters fare. So who knew it, maybe Cape Town is a winter desitnation after all.... lets face it, no matter the weather, the mother city will always have something for you to do. We still see the beaches packed at night with after work surfers, and surfers scampering over dunes, desperate to catch the last of the daylight hours. Only a surfer would know what its all about.
We have had some very interesting things happening recently, most prominantly was the Cape Town mountain fires. These spread over the entire mountain rainge, causing devestation everywhere. Some of our guests even volunteered to help fight the fires, but had to admit defeat when all that could be done was let it burn itself out in most places. This was the story of many people who tried to help. Recently, a most bizzare thing happened in Fish Hoek. All the starfish washed up on the beach. The whole community came together to rescue the starfish, packing them in cooler boxes and then taking them by boat back out to sea. Divers were deployed to make sure that the starfish held their new ground and adapted ok. Incredibly these are just some of the things where the community of Cape Town gets together to help each other and the environemnt. Its the meanging of UBUNTU in our country - a quality that includes the essential human virtues of compassion and caring.
On another note, we are proud to be able to offer officail guided tours of Cape Town. After more than 60 years working and living in Cape Town, Adrian has finally decided to realise his dream of imparting his unique knowledge of the Cape area. He has been awarded his qualification by the Cape Acadamy of Tour Guides and is now a registered tour operator with the Cape Town Tourism Council, let us know how we can help with your travel plans.
We look forward to welcoming you to our city, our home and our community. Kepp inspired, Meg and Adrian.
It has been a rocket ship start to the year with the Muize. We have had well over 100 people staying with us so far and all of them have provided us with some great feedback and some very good criticism that has enabled us to constantly improve. Our booking.com rating is creeping higher and higher, and we hope to maintain an average of over 9/10 very soon.
With this in mind, we are now proud to announce the newest addition to our service offering. The Muize is now officially mobile with its very own Muize Bus. No longer will guests need to wait on hire car deliveries, or get lost as they traverse the peninsula. We can now offer comfort and style as we take you wherever you need to go. From Cape Town city center, to Cape Point or the wine farms. Wherever you need to go, we can take you there and pick you up. See our Rates page for pricing.
Inspiration is now on the move.
We often get into discussions about sharks and if they are dangerous or not. Many people are very apprehensive about sharks but they really shouldn't be. While we are no shark experts, we can offer these useful tips that we grew up following as locals.
If you want to know more, be sure to contact www.sharkspotters.org.za - these guys to amazing educational and conversational work to try to look after the alpha predator of the sea. Have fun, be safe, and look after each other.
Or visit their facebook page for daily updates: https://www.facebook.com/SharkSpotters
Download the following document to get all of your tips on Sharks. Know your facts before putting yourself at risk. This document is your go-to-guide for everything about Sharks. These sharks are as much apart of our city as we are. We would hate for one of our more ancient locals to ruin your holiday.
"Fantastic .... Fabulous .... Amazing accommodation ... I wish I could stay longer" - just some of the comments we have received since we opened in January this year.
We always believed that we had something wonderful to offer at The Muize and it seems like our customers agree. Its been a little over a month now and we have had the most amazing and wonderful feedback from all the people who have passed through our little guesthouse. It is a richly rewarding feeling to see that our efforts are appreciated by so many and that our customers leave feeling more enriched than when they arrived. Thank you to all of you who have helped to make our little home away from home something special for everyone.
On the 9 January 2015 The Muize went live on Booking.com... and wow, what a response. We have had over 40 nights booked since, with more coming in every day. Thank you to all the wonderful people who have stayed with us already. We appreciate all the positive feedback and strive to improve from day to day. It has been a very enriching experience for us and the appreciation and happiness of our customers has been well worth all the effort.
We continue to fill up quickly and look forward to welcoming our future customers. We are confident you will enjoy your stay as much as our previous guests have.
Thank you for all the support.
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