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November 11, 2022

The MUi Stays List of Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Mui Stays Self Catering Apartments has a list of Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula.

Looking for a list of 5-star international resorts with staff to bring cocktails as you laze by the pool? Sourcing luxury spa treatments with sea views, or fine dining and exclusive shopping experiences?

If you are, you are reading the wrong blog. This is a blog for Conscious Travellers. 

What is a conscious traveller? A conscious traveller wants to breathe in the experience of nature, culture, and place. They are authentic people who seek greater awareness of self and others, and find meaning through human connection. A conscious traveller wants to feel the sand between their toes, climb to the mountaintop, and immerse themselves in local culture. Further, they want to learn more about themselves and the world around them. Conscious travellers find significance in contributing to and learning from the communities they visit on their travels. Likewise the conscious traveller finds joy and meaning through communities, nature, and the spirit of a place they travel to. 

MUi Stays Welcomes Conscious Travellers to Cape Town’s South Peninsula

MUi Stays holiday accommodation welcomes conscious travellers to the South Peninsula of Cape Town. The South Peninsula is a hidden gem with breathtaking views. Accordingly, the stunning natural beauty of the place leaves visitors returning again and again. The South Peninsula is also rich in diversity and cultural heritage and we want to share the secrets of the South Peninsula with you. As you continue to read you will learn the best-kept secrets, and we trust that you will have a delightful experience.

MUi Stays is conscious about how we conduct our business. We value community, and culture, and are careful about our impact on nature and climate. Following, MUi Stays holiday accommodation properties are maintained to be sustainable and cleaned using eco-friendly cleaning products. 

We are sure you will be enchanted by the kaleidoscope of possible experiences you can enjoy in the South Peninsula. This blog is a list of Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula to make your stay at MUi Stays beautiful and meaningful, with a twist of adventure and a slice of ‘Lekker’ South African culture. 

Lekker is defined as a South African slang word meaning nice, pleasant or tasty

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Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Experience the ocean up close and personal

Diving

Free diving or snorkeling is an activity that people with a range of fitness can enjoy. What’s more, diving opens up a new world of rich sea life to explore. Indeed as you immerse yourself, allow the ocean to completely enthrall you with her majesty. Let us refer you to a great diving service provider, Pisces Divers has been the local guide for diving experiences for decades and is located 15 minutes’ drive away from Muizenberg. 

Stand-Up Paddling 

On a windless day, a stand-up paddle is an excellent way to build your brunch appetite. Contact the Surf Shack in Simons Town for a wonderful experience guided by brilliant instructors. These fine instructors will go out onto the water with you and guide you according to your skill level. 

Kayaking

For canoeing enthusiasts, The Paddle Experience offers kayaking tours around the South Peninsula. They will expertly guide you to find that corner of the bay where there is no wind on the day. 

Swim in Tidal Pools

Take a Self-Guided Tidal Pool Tour – There are beautiful swimming spots along the coast of the South Peninsula. Below you will find links to google maps for five easy-to-access beautiful tidal pools along the South Peninsula:

St James Tidal Pool

Dale Brook Tidal Pool

Woolleys Tidal Pool

Glen Cairn Tidal Pool

Kommetjie Tidal Pool

Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Explore the South Peninsula with a walking tour that has a chilling twist.

Ghost Walk At Night

This night walk is a firm favourite experience on the list of Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula. Get your spooky fix on the Simons Town Ghost Walk! Simons Town is more than 3 centuries old and bound to have some intriguing and chilling legends.

Andre, a local community guide has gone through the old court records and archived documents to compile a historically accurate account of the strange legends of Simons Town. Furthermore, Andre takes the time to delve into the rich historical architecture of Simons Town village. 

On this walk, you can learn about the sunken ships of the British and Dutch East India Company as well as secret forbidden love stories, and courageous war heroes. Going on a night walk that goes through an old graveyard is bound to be a night to remember! Surely you will learn the tales of Simonstown with an intriguing twist.

Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Conscious Food Experiences

Visit a Community Garden

Instead of the grocery or chain store, consider stocking your Mui Stays Self Catering Apartments kitchen with fresh produce, baked goods, and free-range organically fed meat from a Neighbourhood farm or local market.

Sea and Wild Food Foraging

Veld and Sea offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Be sure to book in advance as these experiences are very popular and can be booked out 6 weeks in advance.

Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Community experiences for Conscious Travellers

Mui Stays are involved in community projects to solve real-life challenges like poverty, historical injustice, and lack of education.

Some community projects that we are active in at present are:

Save our beach huts

The colourful beach huts in Muizenberg have become icons that tourists recognize as part of the Cape Town brand. Over the years, maintenance of these huts had been neglected by city authorities and the derelict huts were considered unsafe. During the lockdown and height of the Covi 19 people, a group of Muizenberg locals started a Trust to raise funds to repair the beach huts. The importance of the project is that it will enable the huts to remain safe and intact and a symbol of the identity of Muizenberg. 

Street Smart 

This organisation raises funds for street children through participating in restaurants, accommodation, and wine-tasting experiences. Started under the patronage of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The funds raised go to approved organisations that work on normalising the lives of street and vulnerable children. 

Butterfly Art Project 

The Butterfly Art Project trains and mentors a movement of Community Art Facilitators (CAFs) to provide support to children through therapeutic art classes in under-resourced South African communities. CAF therapeutic art classes help children to stabilise by developing healthy coping mechanisms for processing stress and healing trauma.

If you would like to get involved in supporting these projects, please contact info@muistays.com

Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

Finally, Prioritise Ice Cream

One cannot underestimate the importance of ice cream!

Ice cream stores in the South Peninsula are an experience in their own right, each with a unique charm. Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Kommetjie, and Noordhoek are all home to the sweetest ice cream parlours. These shops source local ingredients and create flavour-packed handmade ice cream. 

Each little ice cream parlour deserves credit for the amazing ice cream quirkiness in the valley. 

Visit them on your way back from a swim in the tidal pools, or whichever beautiful adventure you are returning from. These shops have ice cream for vegans and lactose-free ice cream too. 

Beach Milk Ice Cream

Muizenberg’s favourite quirky ice cream parlour, Beach Milk Ice Cream. They source all ingredients locally and have local entrepreneurs producing all-out amazing flavours. I was told of a broccoli-flavoured ice cream…not sure how well that went down?

Ice Cafe

Kay Bays Ice Cafe has been around for many years and specialises in Italian ice cream. Accordingly, there is something about eating ice cream while window shopping in Kalk Bay that makes even us locals feel like we are on holiday. 

Cone Collection

The Cone Collection in Kommetjie makes any adult feel like a kid again and it’s dog heaven because they have a special doggy ice cream on the menu. This beautiful ice cream shop makes you want to stay longer and have another ice cream. 

Kristens’ Kick-ass Ice Cream

Finally, Kristens Kick-ass Ice Cream shop at the Noordhoek Farm Village is true to its name! Famous for the combination of flavours in an ice cream scoop, indeed, a personal favourite is Rooibos (local tea) and apricot flavour, it really is delicious. 

Things-to-do for Conscious Travellers in Cape Town South Peninsula

What Does It Mean To Be A Conscious Traveller?

There is nothing wrong with the 5-star international hotel brands, nor with lazying by the pool while hotel staff brings you an overpriced cocktail. 

A conscious traveller is aware of the spirit of the place, and where the profit they are paying is going in to.

Being a conscious traveller means making informed decisions to spend on local tourism businesses so that you can be sure that you are making an impact on the local economy of a place. 

Being a conscious traveller means making friends in a place and sharing community with the local people. 

Conscious travellers are aware of the environmental impact their footprints left in a place. So enjoy yourself, eat ice cream, swim in the ocean, hike the mountains, meet the locals and if you want to, go and have those ridiculously priced cocktails, knowing that you truly experienced the spirit of the place.

MUi Stays welcomes you to book to stay with us at any of our self-catering apartments in the South Peninsula of Cape Town, to enjoy a slice of heaven and a taste of sunshine.

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