Cape Town is known as an ideal internship destination due to incredible scenery, numerous activities, and of course, its sandy beaches! You will get to experience all of this and more when you intern in Cape Town with if i could…
Now that summer is around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about and planning for those long summer days that are heading our way. What better way to spend a summer’s day than on one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches?
“Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and there is something for everyone, from beachside bars to perfect picnic spots to secluded alcoves,” says Jess Wills , if i could… Senior Programme Coordinator. “South Africa was one of the first countries to earn blue flag status for its beaches, and three of those beaches are in Cape Town.”
“The west side of the peninsula (the Atlantic side) has a certain style of beach with longer sunshine hours, amazing sunsets and more protection from the south-easterly wind, which hits Cape Town hard during summer,” says Jess. The east side is on the Indian Ocean, and enjoys warmer water, beaches that are more family-friendly as well as great surfing and kite surfing hot spots!
Here are some of Cape Town’s most popular beaches:
This beach is divided into four beaches, and is about 10-minutes drive from the city. Clifton is one of Cape Town’s trendiest beaches, but is also well protected from the wind. Sunset picnics on Clifton Beach are a must during summer.
This beach is around the corner from Clifton and is probably the most renowned/photographed beaches in Cape Town! Camps Bay is perfect for families as well as for those interested in playing soccer or beach bats. There are many trendy restaurants and cocktail bars in Camps Bay, which makes for a perfect “post-beach” activity. Camps Bay is also one of the best places to watch the sunset over a sunset drink or meal.
Llandudno is also a well sheltered beach for those windy Cape Town summer days. It is great for the family, surfing, playing games on the beach and evening “sundowner” picnics. Why not venture over to Hout Bay for some delicious fish and chips after your time on the beach?
We then head to the Indian Ocean side, where you will find Muizenberg. This beach is famous for surfing and for those wanting to learn there are great surf schools that give lessons and rent equipment. “This beach is also best known for the colourful beach huts that you will find on many Cape Town postcards,” says Jess. Muizenberg is just a train ride away from Cape Town city centre, making it a perfect way to spend a hot weekend day.
“This is the wonderful beach where you will find a population of African penguins!” says Jess. “You pay an entrance fee to go to Boulder’s, where you will find a boardwalk that winds along the beach, allowing you to get a close view of the penguins! This is a definite “must see” when visiting Cape Town.”
The beaches described above are just some of the reasons why people choose to intern in Cape Town as they are perfect weekend spots to relax and unwind. if i could… is here to help you plan a wonderful internship experience in the Mother City. Contact our team today, or visit our website to find out more about how you can intern in Cape Town with us.