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Muizenberg Beach huts back in FULL Colour!

by | Dec 20, 2023 | Entertainment, Green, News | 0 comments

In time for what will be a record festive tourism season

The iconic Muizenberg Beach huts are back – their refurbishment completed ahead of an expected booming festive tourism season at Cape Town’s most popular beach.

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis visited the completed huts together with Councillor Patricia van der Ross, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health. The Muizenberg Huts Refurbishment Project, is a City partnership which builds on the excellent work done by the Friends of the Muizenberg Huts.

‘It was wonderful to see the completed restoration of the Muizenberg Huts today, just in time for what will be a record festive tourism season. I must especially thank the Friends of the Muizenberg Huts for their partnership to preserve this proud Cape Town tourism icon. As Capetonians, let’s take good care of this special heritage symbol when using the huts. When we take pride in our tourism offering, our city reaps the economic and job creation benefits,’ said Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.

Muizenberg Beach Huts

The final project phase entailed the refurbishment of 26 double huts and 10 single huts. Construction work started on 18 September and was completed on schedule before the start of the holidays.

The scope of work included:
• The replacement of the ground floor joists, timber bearers, and roof rafters with treated timber.
• The replacement of the sidewall panels and roof covering with Nutec cladding.
• The reconstruction of the timber staircase and the installation of concrete bases for the staircase posts.
• The reconstruction of timber seating benches inside the beach huts.
• The replacement of the timber floor boards and timber doors.
• The replacement of all steel bolted connections with hot-dipped galvanised bolts and plates.
• Wood treatment of all timber members, repainting the side cladding and roof covering.

‘We are pleased to have completed this second phase of the beach huts refurbishment, on the Muizenberg East Beach Side to the value of R5,9million, with Surfers Corner Beach Side completed in the previous phase. The City appreciates the partnership with Friends of the Muizenberg Huts, which is based on a cooperative agreement on the maintenance and management of the huts. The friends group also managed to secure a donation of Everite cladding for the refurbishment project,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross.

Blue Flag, Cape Town Green Coastal MapWHAT: Muizenberg Beach huts
WHERE: Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town 7945
INFO: Friends of the Muizenberg Huts  |  See Cape Town Green COASTAL Map

See also Cape Town Green Map



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