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Cape Town is blessed with some remarkable dams for swimming, picnics and other activities. The Rhodes Memorial Dam is one of the popular reservoirs in Cape Town and is also a favourite swimming spot.

It is only a 10-minute walk right of the Newlands Picnic Park. Its location is ideal for anyone living in and around Cape Town.

Take A Scenic and Exhilarating Dip

The dam has plenty of shady and sunny spots for a picnic or braai. The seating around the dam is, however, a bit rocky and uneven. There is also no ablution facilities in the area.

But this secluded spot is a haven for families as well as students who come to relax after a tough day at class. It is a peaceful and relaxing place surrounded by blossoming trees and beautiful mountain views. Its cold water is perfect for a quick swim on a hot day.

Tourists and locals alike are urged to take necessary precautions when exploring secluded areas like the Rhodes Memorial Dam, as crimes and accidents do happen. Swimming in the dam is not suitable for very young or small kids because there have been reported incidents of drowning. Petty theft has also been reported so it is better to leave your valuables at home. Visitors are also urged to observe proper waste disposal as wastes easily pile up making the dam look like a dumping ground.

Related: 12 Secret Spots in Cape Town

 

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The Rhodes Memorial Dam is truly a great place to chill, chat with friends, enjoy a picnic with your family and just forget about the stresses of life, even just for a day.

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Photo Caption: Who can #guesswhere this amazing calm beach is? Comment below.

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The long sandy of the Kraalbaai Beach forms part of the multi-functional Zone A of the Langebaan Lagoon in the Western Cape. The beach is 1.1 km from the centre of Kraalbaai and about one and a half hour’s drive from Cape Town.

To reach the beach, you need to drive around the Langebaan Lagoon, through the popular West Coast National Park. You will find the beach just before entering the restricted gates of the Postberg section of the park, which is only open from August to September.

The lagoon’s turquoise water does not only attract numerous bird and other marine life but also attracts beach-goers. The tranquil and secluded atmosphere of the beach makes it one of the most visited beaches in Langebaan. Its calm, warm and shallow waters make the beach an ideal swimming spot. The beach is also perfect for romantic walks on its pristine white sand and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean. Kraalbaai Beach also features small houseboats in the lagoon area next to it. Book a house boat now.

Experience Various Beach Activities and Water Sports

Kraalbaai Beach offers great conditions for families and water sports enthusiasts. Families from all walks of life can enjoy a picnic on the beach, especially on weekends. Aside from picnics, swimming, sunbathing and long scenic walks — visitors can also try tons of exhilarating water sports such as surfing, water skiing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding,  boating, kayaking, and water skiing. Or relax with fishing and angling. You can also hop on a guided boat tour to explore the Langebaan Lagoon and its surrounding plant and animal life. Kraalbaai Beach is a favourite among locals and tourists.

Related: Best Secret Beaches in the Cape

Great Facilities

Facilities include a wooden boardwalk, jetty, ablutions, plus a picnic and braai area. There are, however, no shaded areas so be sure to put on sunscreen and don’t forget beach umbrellas or gazebos.

No alcohol is allowed on the beach, so don’t include it in your picnic basket. The beach is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.

 With its stunning scenery, fun picnic and braai opportunities and numerous fun beach activities and extreme water sports — this secluded pristine beach is definitely a must-visit!

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Black Marlin

Photo Caption: How about some oysters for lunch this Sunday?

Try out the amazing @black_marlin_rest at Miller’s Point.

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Photo Caption: Try this amazing ceviche from the @thecevichebar in Cape Town.

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Photo Caption: Did you guess right? The white shape at the bottom of our post from this morning were the Nelson Mandela @rayban’s on the Sea Point Promenade.

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Skinny Legs Luxury Cafe

Photo Caption: Fancy a cup of coffee to end off your Monday? Why not get one from @skinnylegscafe in Loop Street.

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