The Fish Hoek Story

Author -Joy Cobern Imagine living in the southern suburbs of Cape Town in the 1870s, where would you go for a day out and how would you get there? There were no cars and horses were expensive to keep unless you needed them for your business. Perhaps you knew someone with a horse and cart so, as a great treat you could go to Muizenberg beach. Then, in 1882, the railway was ex...
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The Best Outdoor Activities in Cape Town 2018

Immerse yourself in the Cape’s wondrous beauty. As urbanised as our species has become, and as much joy as we get from our devices, we have always felt innately drawn to the great outdoors. It’s where we started, where we’ve spent the majority of our history – and it’s the only place where deep, soul-level relaxation takes place. The human brain is wired to be outside...
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Shoals of yellow tail in False Bay may attract great white sharks

From: City of Cape Town 13 November 2017 The first large shoals of yellow tail for the summer were spotted in False Bay over the weekend. The City of Cape Town wants to remind beach goers that the presence of great white sharks increases in in-shore areas with the arrival of yellow tail and higher water temperatures. In-shore shark activity usually increases over the s...
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Increased shark activity with the arrival of spring

The City appeals to all beach and ocean users to be aware of the expected increase in in-shore shark activity over the spring and summer months. Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April, with most sightings being reported in mid-summer. ‘White sharks are present in our waters all year round and beach users should be aware that there is a...
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Fill a Bag, Win a Board

It’s that easy to win a surfboard in the Tuffy Beach Clean-Up competition. Fill a Tuffy bag with litter collected from your favourite beach and send the evidence to comps@zigzag.co.za, which will put you in line to win a brand new board sponsored by Firewire and Share the Stoke Foundation each month until the end of January 2016. Chas Everitt False Bay will be keeping stock ...
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Dogs to be reined in on these 14 Cape beaches

Cape Town, renowned as a sun-worshiping hotspot, has become a hotbed of conflict between beachgoers who want a dog-friendly beach environment and those who complain about the negative impact of dogs on the city's beaches. The areas under consideration are detailed as follows: Kommetjie – proposed change at Long Beach, Kommetjie from free-running to no dogs (more&h...
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