An easy walk in the Cape Peninsula

The cement path from Muizenberg to St James is an easy and relaxing stroll along the False Bay coastline. Certainly not a walk to test your stamina or endurance this is a stroll for a lazy Sunday, or for when the weather is too bad for a hike on Table Mountain. Often when it is pouring with rain in the Southern suburbs and on the mountain the weather is a lot better further down the peninsula.

I always prefer to start this walk at Muizenberg though of course you can start at either end. Park at Muizenberg surfers corner beach and start walking along the beach there. Here you will see the brightly coloured bathing huts of the Victorian era. The beach here is usually busy as it is one of the most popular surfing beaches in the area.

The view around the coast from Muizenberg Beach

At the end of the beach go up the stone steps which lead you onto the pathway. It is well marked and leads between the railway line and the coast for around 2km to St James.

The coastal path between Muizenberg and St James

 On your left you can observe the surfers and waves, whilst on your right (on the other side of the railway line) there are numerous interesting and historic houses. For example the South African police museum and the Het Posthuis which dates back to the 1700’s and is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa.

Looking to the right and over the railway line

The walkway ends at St James and should take you less than 20 minutes one way.