Go Travel: Cape Town Beach Bars
Cape Town is a young city right on the water. People there like to go to the beach. And they like to drink. So naturally there are a number of beach bars to choose from. To help you choose which one to go travel to on the next sunny afternoon here are a few pictures of one of the best beach bars in Cape Town – Moyo.
Sure, Moyo is a chain (and Cape Town is adamantly anti-chain restaurants) but it’s a cool chain. This is not the same Moyo you find in Johannesburg or even out at Spier wine farm. The Moyo in Blouberg revolves around the Cape Town lifestyle.
First of all there’s a pool; an awesome pool where you can sit around the edge and soak your feet, or hop right in and sit on one of the underwater jeweled stools. There’s even an island in the center complete with a mosaic palm tree and outdoor showers. On Sunday afternoons there’s a live DJ and the drinks are good, like really good.
Second of all there’s another pool. This one’s not as flashy or as deep but it is conveniently right under tables made from surfboards. When you’re ready for some food move to the restaurant and dangle your feet in the water underneath your table while you chow down.
Third of all, there’s the beach…and Table Mountain. This is where all those postcard pictures of the mountain are taken from. Moyo is part of the Eden on the Bay complex of restaurants that share a giant lawn in front for lying out in the sun or playing Frisbee. There’s usually some sort of kid entertainment going on, which means parents can drink up without the little brats – I mean angels – running around.
Fourth of all, there’s Blouberg, the most underrated part of Cape Town. Contrary to what the people in the center of town say, Blouberg is only a few minutes outside of downtown Cape Town. And when you’re there, there’s beach, beach, beach. Downtown Blouberg may not be much to look at but it’s fun. Really fun (more to come later – watch out the post on Cape
Town’s coolest kiting bar, Yo Mojo). Blouberg is one of the best spots in the world to kite surf. Around the corner are rock pools where the water is not quite so icy cold, and there’s a path for rollerblading and skateboarding that runs for miles, right to the front door of Moyo.
Still skeptical? Well too bad for you. That just means there’s more room at the pool for me.
What are some other Cape Town beach bars you’d recommend traveling to?