Over the last few weeks, our Sunday Fundays have become all the more important! Between my husband’s crazy travel schedule and home renovations in full swing (file that one under what not to do when six months pregnant!!), escaping some of the madness for an afternoon means we have a chance to reconnect and regroup for the week ahead. I love trying out new places and enjoying the beautiful city we get to call home and we’ve been so lucky with some really picture-perfect winter days (although I definitely wouldn’t complain if the rain gods brought us more rain!!) If you missed my first Sunday Funday post, grab a cup of coffee and click here to catch yourself up. For this post, we’ve kept things a little more local and I’ve partnered with SA-Venues.com to bring you some fun things to do around Cape Town when a good date day or family outing is in order and you need a little inspiration.
Muizenberg Beach Front and Lucky Fish: A few years ago, Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner was just that – a spot for all the surfers to hang out after a morning on the water and newbies to get a lesson or two. Fast forward a few years and it’s almost unrecognisable with the bustle of activity its beautifully restored beachfront. Knead bakery has been joined by a whole host of restaurants, giving you a lot more choice – Tigers Milk, Live Bait and Primi Piatti all offering magnificent sea views and Lucky Fish, some of the best fish and chips in town (in my humble opinion anyway!) With only the freshest fish being served up, it’s no wonder the queues are always out the door – and good luck trying to find a table! We took an easy drive through to Muizenberg and strolled along the pretty beachfront, enjoying the gorgeous winter’s day Cape Town was offering before our grumbling tummies had us heading for the queue forming outside Lucky Fish. My absolute favourite dish and standard order is hake nuggets and chips (for some reason I love the smaller pieces of fish rather than one big piece of hake) For my husband, it’s usually a toss up between the hake and calamari – both of which are so delicious! Despite it’s popularity, the prices are still very reasonable and the portions extremely generous – my hake nuggets and chips were just R43. With full bellies, fresh sea air and sunshine, it was definitely time for me to put my feet up and have a little afternoon nap!
Putt-Putt and The Creamery: My husband and I love challenging each other to a game of putt-putt and whenever we’re away, if there’s a putt-putt course, guaranteed we’ll make a plan to fit in a game. While you might consider mini-golf to be more of a kiddies attraction, especially as the Sea Point one is situated next to the Blue Train park, this is definitely one activity that is loads of fun for the entire family and can get surprisingly competitive! At just R25 per player to play the 18-hole course, it’s also one of the few things that don’t cost an arm and a leg to do. Your R25 will get you a ball, club and scoring sheet and while the first few holes look relatively easy, don’t be fooled as things definitively get more tricky as you progress! 5 shots per hole might seem like more than enough to sink the ball, you’d be surprised at how challenging this simple little game can be and just how much fun you’ll have playing it. While my husband almost certainly holds the current record for number of games won (he does play golf after all), I’m pleased to report that I’ve upped my game and took the win this time around! The Sea Point course is open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week and on a beautiful day, it’s almost always busy but the gorgeous location and fabulous sea views give you more than enough to look at if you have to wait a little while. Be sure to wear sun cream (even in winter) as there is no shade and take a jacket just in case as the promenade can get surprisingly chilly.
After a tough game of mini golf, a sweet treat is most certainly in order and what better way to end off an afternoon by the sea than with a delightfully indulgent ice cream! The Creamery is just across the road from putt-putt and offers delicious, homemade ice-cream, milkshakes and cookies. The Mouille Point cafe is the third Creamery to open up in Cape Town, with two other cafes located in Newlands and Palmayra Junction but to me, this is prime spot as an ice cream by the sea is something of a tradition. While a visit to the Creamery is on the pricer side, you do get excellent value for money and a single scoop is more than enough as the ice cream is quite rich and surprise, surprise, creamy! The Creamery also pride themselves on using locally sourced, fresh, high quality ingredients so you are also supporting local, small business. Each month they offer a new flavour of the month which is always something a little different. August’s flavour of the month is Salt River of Dreams which my husband tried out and it was seriously delicious! I went with Salted Caramel which has a deep, rich caramel flavour and topped it off with Shortbread Crumble – YUM!! Good thing we decided to take a long walk along the promenade to work off some of the ice cream!