Cooling Off In Cape Town This Summer

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Sun and sandy bays just have a special ring to them, and Cape Union Mart has a quality range of products for everyone to head to the coasts and enjoy those summer adventures. Check out our list of some of the best beaches and tidal pools in Cape Town, accompanied by an exclusive catalogue from Cape Union Mart to help you cool off this summer.

Boulders Beach

BOULDERS BEACH

One of the city’s most popular beach spots, Boulders Beach offers everything for the perfect family outing along with a warm welcome from the African Penguins. The beach is a nature reserve and offers a top local attraction with amazing vantage points and natural habitat.

The best time to visit is during low tide if you’re heading out with the kids. The calmer waters really open up the shore for more activities and are safe for swimming. Boulders beach is ideal for picnicking, walking trails and cooling off.

Get a closer sight of the African Penguins with the Malkin 10 x 25 Roof Prism Binocular. The perfect way to zoom in on the sights and take a look at the wildlife from a distance. The binoculars boast 10x Magnification and 25mm objective diameter to view the amazing scenery and wildlife.

The K-Way Women’s Edge Waterproof Shoe is a must for people who simply love walking trails and scaling the rocks at Boulders – if you’re into a more rugged adventure and not afraid of a little water, this is your best bet. A multi-faceted piece of footwear made with recycled materials, allowing you to do your bit for the environment too!

Contact the Boulders Visitor Centre for more information 021 786 2329.

Where: Kleintuin Road, Simon’s Town | When: 7am to 7.30pm | Cost: R39 – R152 for Adults, R20 – R76 for children

Bloubergstrand Beach

BLOUBERGSTRAND BEACH

A treat for laid back suntanning and so much more, Bloubergstrand Beach offers endless Summer fun and relaxation with gorgeous views of Table Mountain arching over the coastline.

Fondly known as Blue Mountain Beach, this is a magical place to soak up the sun during summer and have a blast with friends and family.

For anyone looking for quality camera footage, the GoPro HERO10 Black Action Camera is one of the best. Perfect visuals in motion and a stunning camera for capturing the scenery and underwater adventures.

The HERO10 is waterproof up to 10 metres for any environment – a rugged and waterproof camera for surfers and thrill-seekers. It brings 155 degrees for a wider frame and features in-camera horizon levelling and is GoPro’s most advanced stabilisation ever.

Keep all the tech and precious belongings safe and sound with The Deuter Walker 20L Day Pack. A trendy look and most definitely delivers in the durability department. The top of the range day pack has a lot of space and security compartments. The features include airstrips padding with ventilation channels and guarantee free circulation of air over more than 80% of the back.

Where: 2 Marine Drive, Table View

CLOVELLY BEACH

Clovelly Beach keeps its reputation as one of the Cape’s best beach spots with a warm ambience along the Fishhoek coast and just perfect for all ages, family activities and it’s 100% pet friendly!

This is a prime spot for swimming, surfing and kayaking, whether you’re lazing alongshore or heading out with your surfing crew – this beach offers good vibes and great scenery. Clovelly is a local favourite for many beach lovers and those who just want to open a book and catch up on the next chapter.

The K-Way Men’s Explore Canvas Peak pairs well for any outdoor occasion and offers great shade by the coast. The Canvas Peak offers great sun protection, a comfortable fit for him and paired with the GoPro – you’ll have no trouble with the sun in your eyes to review your footage.

The Waboba Spizzy is something for the kids and young at heart. It is made of polyurethane on the inside and a lycra exterior allows it to bounce and float in water. This is a must-have for the kids and it comes in an array of colours.

Where: Just off the Main Road, Fish Hoek

DE KOM TIDAL POOL

This is one of Kommetjie’s finest Summer attractions and situated near the Slangkop Lighthouse that stands tall since the 1900s. It is a truly great spot for a family with a range of things on the cards for hikers, thrill-seekers.

Visitors can reach the tidal pool along the De Kom catwalk and near the milkwood trees. The beachside destination is a must-do day trip along the Atlantic ocean. De Kom is a blissful beach escape for anyone looking for picture-perfect views. Birding enthusiasts and those who love nature are spoiled with great sights of gulls and a few migratory birds who may pop in too.

Cape Union Mart’s outdoor toolkit for this spot has to be the GoPro 3 Way Grip Arm Tripod. A slick and lightweight mount for action cameras and offers full control for all the good angles. A perfect way to capture POV or follow-cam footage. Inside the handle is a lightweight, mini tripod that you can remove and use on its own or combined with the handle.

Cape Union Mart offers great footwear for the beach and the K-Way Women’s Carsey Sandal is the best fit for the shores. Easy to slip on and off, and the perfect summer sandal that’s comfy for soft and hard ground. The sandal features velcro straps and a multi-directional lug pattern – basically, you’re soles are sorted!

Where: Lighthouse Road, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town

MUIZENBERG BEACH

One of the most popular picks for a lot of Cape Townians has to be Muizenberg Beach. Home to the prestigious Surfers Corner, all are welcome to enjoy this iconic beachside experience in the Mother City.

Best for anyone who enjoys any water sport and has no age limit here. This is a cultural highlight and one of the best places for pictures.

Whether surfing or bodyboarding, coming back to shore to refill the energy tanks is essential. The Cape Union 35L Trolley Cooler is great food and drinks solution for the beach. It is a great item for anyone heading out on their summer adventures. It features a spacious 35L capacity, very durable and perfectly designed to keep your goodies perfectly packed and chilled.

The K-Way KW19001 Ladies Polarized Sunglasses is another stylish addition to the wardrobe. Flawless sun protection and elegance in its design. Best worn by the outdoorsy people and like-minded adventure seekers. These K-Way sunglasses are remarkably strong and sturdy. It’s in a league of its own, after all, it is K-Way.

Where: Beach Road, Muizenberg

FROGGY POND

A little beach alcove known affectionately as Froggy Pond lays silently in the heart of Simonstown. This is a wonderful nook that is beautiful in every sense and makes for a peaceful retreat among the mountains.

Located along the False Bay coast near Fishermen’s Beach, this is somewhat secret spot is a natural wonder. The boulders by the cove are picturesque and the tide adds to the harmony in this setting. One of the hidden gems in Cape Town, where visitors can unwind and enjoy the calmer waters. There are lots of rocky terrains so be careful when making your way down to the cove.

The K-Way Men’s K-Lite Down Jacket is something more than you’re ordinary jacket. K-Way’s attention to detail is impressive – the uber-lightweight and super compressible features are outstanding. The elasticated cuffs and hem for extra wind protection. One of the best-tailored jackets made by experts in outdoor apparel, and it can be worn all year round.

The CU Bucket Chair is an essential item in the Cape Union Mart range. Every beach lover needs a good fold-up chair in their inventory. The CU Bucket Chair gives great support, is compact and is easy to pack up after a long day at the beach.

Where: Near Fishermans Beach, South of the Golf Course in Simonstown

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