On the warm False Bay coastline, Mnandi beach is popular with local residents of Strandfontein and Khayelitsha. During the early summer, it can be particularly windy, and the currents treacherous. Only swim between the yellow/red flags which the lifeguards put on the beach to mark off the safe swimming area.
Professional lifeguards are on duty throughout the season. There is plenty of parking, which is well situated so that one can sit in the car and watch the sea, whales and seals. The adjacent recreational area adjacent to the beach at Mnandi offers water slides, picnic areas and an enjoyable day in the sun. Lifeguards are also on duty here.