The beloved and world famous Muizenberg beach huts have had a new injection of life as the city has pledged R3million to their restoration, over the last 5 years they have fallen into a very bad state of disrepair and even with a local grass roots movement (The Save Our Beach Huts community initiative) to restore them they have been repeatedly vandalised! There were talks of having them completely demolished back in 2017/2018 but uproar from Muizenberg locals gave them a reprieve!
Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said “We are grateful for this kind of citizen-led pride in Cape Town, and we are happy to be able to contribute to their refurbishment now,”
Ward councilor Aimee Kuhl said she was pleased that the iconic bathing huts would be restored.
“They are a well-loved feature for many families from across Cape Town, and their colourful appearance symbolises, for me, the beautiful diversity of our country. A huge thank you must go to the Save Our Beach Huts initiative for championing their refurbishment with such tenacity in the past months. A true example of active citizenship and public-private partnership,” she said.