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Prepare for family beach days

FAMILY  |  DEC 8, 2019


Take you family adventure to the beach! Prepare for some fun in the sun with these stores

The festive season has arrived, and that means endless days on Cape Town’s beautiful beaches with your family and loved ones. There are a couple of things we need to take into account when packing our beach bags. Sometimes, a beach towel and sunblock just won’t cut it, so schedule in a visit to one of these outdoor stores in Cape Town, right here at Canal Walk and ensure you’re completely kitted for the summer sun!


For 50 years, South Africans in search of anything from groceries to camping equipment and exercise products have relied on Game to offer top of the range products at the market’s most affordable prices. Make sure your trips to the beach are stress-free by turning them into fun-filled family excursions this season and kit yourself out with items you never knew you needed.

If you’re not a fan of the sand, you can set yourself up with a camping chair or two. Or, if you’re super sun-sensitive, how about a gazebo and an umbrella for the ultimate protection? And don’t forget about a cooler box for your water bottles and delicious snacks! For an adventure store in Cape Town, our Canal Walk Game branch is always prepared to lend a helping hand in finding everything you need for a spectacular holiday.

Cape Union Mart

Yes, Cape Union Mart is known as an adventure shop in Cape Town, catering to the average adrenaline junkie and thrill-seeker. But what you don’t know is that they have an incredibly useful collection of bags, camping gear and other products you’ll love to have at the beach. To begin, browse through a range of premium camping chairs that offer comfort and durability, perfect for this year, and future adventures!

Cape Union Mart is also renowned for their offering of waterproof bags and hydration packs, which are certainly useful for more than just a trek up Table Mountain. And, if you thought that was all, take a look at their range of nutritional snacks and high-protection sunscreens.


Aside from hauling your favourite camping gear to the beach, you will need to stock up on your favourite snacks and refreshments. Especially with the kids. Clicks have isles full of healthy alternatives to your favourite beach foods. From soya crisps to rice cakes and gluten-free cookies; there’s no reason to feel guilty about your beach bod!

As South Africa’s number one health shop, Clicks pride themselves on stocking top-of-the-range skincare items and medications. Yes, medication. Sometimes the little ones dive into too much ice-cream, and you’ll wish you had something for that, so it’s important to prepare for the unexpected moments. You can also count on finding sunblock from your favourite brands, including Nivea and Piz Buin, ranging from SPF 15 to SPF 50+.


Another hotspot for delicious snacks and refreshments has to be Woolworths. With shelves upon shelves of healthy and nutritious salads, wraps, sandwiches and cool snack packs, preparing for those beach days is easier than ever. Dip into their mini samoosas, savoury pancakes or yummy chilli bites; no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it at Woolworths.

Some may think this is the most crucial part, and we couldn’t agree more. What’s a beach day without a stylish set of beachwear? Woolies is notorious for their trendsetting fashion options, allowing customers to invest in amazing swimwear, beach dresses and shoes. So, if that’s on your to-do list, make sure to pay them a visit.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes, an adventure doesn’t have to include your hiking shoes and a sleeping bag. In fact, an adventure to the beach with the family is more than enough, especially under the ‘mother city’ sun. If that sounds like an adventure to you, come visit our favourite department and camping stores in Cape Town, located right here at Canal Walk.

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