Catch a wave


    Think Bloubergstrand and beaches spring to mind first and foremost. There’s a plethora of choices – whether family R&R, soaking up the sun, enjoying eats or an adrenalin fix.

    Kite Beach hardly needs describing. It’s kiteboarding heaven, but also a great spot to laze around, what with all the ice cream vendors under one’s nose. Bloubergstrand beach is where city meets nature and it’s popular for family outings, as well as paradise for dogs. And when the tide’s in, the promenade is right there to reach your daily step target.

    Secluded and above all, sheltered from the Cape Doctor, Kleinbaai (Small Beach) is perfect for kids, licking ice cream cones on one of the benches and watching the waves break over the rocks. On a calm day, there’s also the option of kayaking or floating around on a lilo in the bay.

    Not only does the name roll off the tongue, but Big Bay is an epic spot for Instagramable Table Mountain shots. Apart from being a surfing and kiteboarding favourite, its big plus-factor is the myriad of eateries a stone’s throw away at Eden on the Bay.

    One kilometre from Big Bay is Eerste Steen in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. Here you can braai to your heart’s content and take long beach walks in either direction. Derde Steen provides the stoke for surfers thanks to its exposed beach break offering fairly consistent surf. A bit further along is Kreeftebaai, Kelpbaai, Haakgat and Holbaai. Hardy anglers attest to good fishing for galjoen, stumpnose and steenbras at these spots, although the kelp beds are problematic at Kelpbaai.

    As the saying goes, ‘Sky above, sand below, peace within’. Enjoy!