Muizenberg Self-Catering Holiday Essentials
Self catering holidays are a dream. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of bundling into your new holiday apartment with all your favourite things to make your stay as comfortable as you like after a long trip down to Cape Town. Whether you are driving or flying, when you arrive in Muizenberg, it’s always nice to know where the local grocery stores are, so that you can stock up on holiday essentials and keep the family happy.
Many holiday makers enjoy the idea of parking off and avoiding the crowds in their very own luxury apartment, but planning a self catering holiday takes some preparation. To help you along, we’ve drawn up a list of local grocery stores and holiday shopping essentials in Muizenberg that will help you organise a relaxing self catering holiday, without the worry of where to get milk or charcoal.
Muizenberg is such an awesome self catering holiday destination in Cape Town, everything you need is within comfortable walking distance, though if you are planning a big shop when you arrive, a car or Uber will probably help you to get your holiday shopping back home. Here’s all you need to know about where to stock up on self-catering holiday essentials in Muizenberg.
Below are the grocery stores and specialty stores in Muizenberg within walking distance from the Whalewatchers office.
The Muize Shopping Centre
Google Maps Location: Corner Main road and Atlantic Road with free on site parking and friendly local car guards to keep an eye.
At the Muize Shopping Centre, you can find a flagship Checkers supermarket store, as well as an Absa, Nedbank and Standard Bank ATM with international card facilities. There is also a bottle/liquor store and a barber shop on site.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 8am-7pm. Sundays 9am-4pm.
Wine department is open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm.
Self catering essentials: This is a big supermarket that has just about everything you’ll need for your holiday. Fresh fruit and vegetables, a bakery on site as well as a hot food counter, they also have a coffee counter in store. They sell umbrellas, buckets and spades, all the braai equipment you’ll need and any emergency toiletries you didn’t pack.
Muizenberg Village – Palmer Road
Palmer Road is the heart of the old Muizenberg village with some gorgeous owner run stores and cafes. A really lovely way to spend a morning, shopping or enjoying a slice of cake. You can pick up free range meat, dairy and eggs, and organic fruit and veg – packaging free!
Free range butcher – Edsons
Location: 36 Palmer Road, Muizenberg Village
Opening hours: Monday 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5:30pm. Saturday 8:30am-4pm. Sunday closed.
Edson’s is a family run free-range butchery leading the way in support of sustainable farming practices. They stock free range dairy products, home made jams and their famous in house biltong. Definitely pop in to chat to Joe about the best way to roast a leg of lamb or to pick up some boerewors for the clan. A fantastic range of fresh free-range pork, chicken, boerewors, biltong; everything you need for a cracking braai!
Organic fruit and veg and packaging free groceries. Daily Goods Store
Location: 29 Palmer Road, Muizenberg Village
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm. Saturday 10am-2pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
The Daily Goods store is the only packaging free store in Muizenberg, a welcome offering for the eco-conscious shopper. They offer a range of organic dry ingredients that can be purchased by weight in glass jars or brown bags, or bring your own containers. They also sell fresh organic veggies from local farmers and an awesome range of packaging free essentials, reusable items, toiletries and treats made by local suppliers. It’s a lovely store to visit and stock up on your essentials, guilt-free.
There are a couple of quaint coffee shops to visit in Palmer Road too, check out 10 coffee spots to visit in Muizenberg.
Corner Cafe’s / Superettes in Muizenberg
There are 4 corner cafe superettes with extended opening hours in Muizenberg for those late night necessities and emergency supplies. They all sell charcoal, wood fire, firelighters and ice, as well as everything you’d expect from a superette. Milk, break, mixers, snacks and basic toiletries, it’s good to know where to get those last minute essentials.
Google Maps Location: Corner Main Road and Hillcrest Road,
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7am-10pm
7-10 on Main Road also sells gas bottles, which can be ordered and delivered. Speak to Khan in store for more details or contact him on 0745409007
Location: Corner Main Road and York Road
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7am-10pm
Google Maps Location: 35 Atlantic Road
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm. Sunday 8am-10pm.
Neighbourhood Tuck Shop
Bottle store/liquor stores in Muizenberg
Location: The Muize, corner Main Road and Atlantic Road
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm. Saturday 9am-7pm. Sunday 11am-3pm.
Location: 165 Main Road, Muizenberg (In the York Road parking lot)
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm. Friday-Saturday 9am-8pm. Sunday 11am-6pm.
Pharmacy and first aid: Rustenburg Pharmacy
Location: 52 Beach Road, Muizenberg
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-7pm. Saturday 8:30am-2pm.
Grocery stores and specialty stores near Muizenberg within short driving distance
If you have a car on your holiday, we also have self catering holiday apartments in Fish Hoek, Simon’s Town and Glencairn, all beautiful seaside villages along the South Peninsula. If you are looking to hire a car for your self-drive holiday, we can help with that too, ask us when you make your enquiry.
Old Bakery shopping Centre: Cnr Main & Lincoln Roads, Lakeside
This beautiful historic shopping centre set against the dramatic Muizenberg mountains is only 2.3km away from the Whalewatchers office in Muizenberg. Here you will find a friendly fishmonger, a Woolworths and a pet store, and plenty of free onsite parking with friendly car guards to watch over while you shop.
The Little Fishmonger, Old Bakery Shopping Centre
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-7pm. Saturday-Sunday 9:30-3pm.
An excellent variety of fresh seafood is on offer, definitely worth a visit for a prawn braai.
Woolworths Food Store, Old Bakery Shopping Centre
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm. Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6:30pm.
Seasonal hours: 1-19 Dec 8am-7pm. 20-22 Dec 8am-7:30pm. 23 Dec 8am-7pm. 24 Dec 7:30am-7pm. 25 Dec 9am-2pm. 26 Dec 9am-6pm. 27-29 Dec 8am-7:30pm. 30-31 Dec 8am-7pm. 1 Jan 9am-6pm. 2 Jan 8am-7pm.
Everything you’d expect from a Woolworths food store, sadly they don’t serve coffee here. Read about ten coffee shops to visit in Muizenberg here.
Lakeside Centre, Main Road, Lakeside
A little further along Main Road, you can find Lakeside Shopping Centre, only 3km away from the Whalewatchers office in Muizenberg. The flagship store is Pick n Pay, with a Pick n Pay Liquor Store in the Centre, a pharmacy and a few take away stores.
Pick n Pay
Location: Lakeside Centre, Main Road, Lakeside. 3km away from Whalewatchers office in Muizenberg
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30am-9pm
Quite a large supermarket with all the essentials.
Location: 1 Main road. Adjacent to Pick n Pay at Lakeside Centre
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 8am-5pm. Sunday 9am-5pm.
Organic Zone is best for their range of fresh organic veggies and many other delicious groceries. They also stock a range of organic toiletries, home basics, freshly baked bread and treats, and even mountain water on tap.
We hope this helps you get familiar with Muizenberg and where to find your favourite food and groceries for the perfect self-catering holiday! If you haven’t booked yet, click here to browse available Muizenberg self-catering apartments.