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City Muizenberg

Muizenberg is a coastal town on the Cape Peninsula, located in the curve of the False Bay in the Western Cape.

Muizenberg became an attractive place when the train was easily reached in 1882. In 1913 the station was renewed. And today is the easy giant for students from Cape Town to reach the surf city in this way. The white beach, the young visitors and colourful cottages still have an attraction for many holidaymakers.

Historically, the village also has something to offer. You'll still see old beach villas in Victorian and Edwardian style. The magnificent station building with clock tower was built in the Edwardian style.
Another attraction is the Posthuys, a tollhouse built by the Dutch East India Company, where tax was payable as they docked here. Sergeant Muys was one of the first of the staff and this is where the name Muizenberg is derived from. Those who want to know more should visit the Old Toll House which has been restored again.

Visit the residence of the Earl and Countess Natale Labia that was built in 1929 and opened by the family after restoration to the public as a multi-functional cultural centre where you can also find African boutiques and an Italian café beside galleries.

Rhodes' Cottage still attracts numerous visitors to Muizenberg. The most famous resident of Muizenberg was Cecil Rhodes which died here in 1902. He was the prime minister of the Cape Colony and built a holiday home here, after which many followed his example.... Today you can visit the small house as a museum, which completely grazed Sir Rhodes life. The famous writer Rudyard Kipling spent many winters in Muizenberg.

In this area a war was fought in 1795 between the British and the Dutch, and to remember that, there is a sort of outdoor museum. To know who won, you have to visit it.

This area of ​​the False Bay is also known for its regular visitor, the Great White Shark. For security to guard the bay there are lifeguards present that will hoist the flag in a timely manner, indicating that it is or is not safe for you to venture into the sea.

An adventurous pastime is rock climbing and cage-diving with white sharks.

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