Cape Town was voted the third best city in the world in 2008, and it’s easy to see why with such spectacular scenery. Tourists from around the world flock to this city which offers a variety of cultural and adventure activities blended with stunning scenic attractions. If you plan to make a Western Cape getaway and explore Cape Town and the city’s surrounding areas, but would like to reside in a quieter suburb, Lakeside makes an ideal base.
Located on the warmer False Bay coastline between the suburbs of Muizenberg and West Lake, Lakeside boasts views that stretch across the Constantia Winelands to Devils Peak and to the other side of the False Bay coast. This sought after residential area has the rugged Steenberg Mountain as a backdrop while the Zandvlei Lake shimmers in the foreground.
The lake is an open invitation to partake in activities such as windsurfing, canoeing and yachting.
Golf enthusiasts are able to enjoy a few rounds on one of the several world-class golf courses which are in close proximity to the Lakeside area. For adventurers, activities including mountain biking, water sports and numerous hiking trails. Walks on any of the nearby beaches at sunset provide an idyllic end to the day.
Lakeside is en route to the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Cape Peninsula. From St. James to Simon’s Town you can enjoy a day exploring everything these little seaside villages have to offer, and if your timing is right, whale watching at the end of winter through to the end of spring during whale season.
The finer things in life
The Mother City, a name often used to refer to Cape Town, offers tourists some of the finest cuisine and guest accommodation in South Africa. Colona Castle Manor House is a splendid Mediterranean retreat set against the mountain slopes to overlook the shimmering lake district. Here, each day carries a sense of occasion. The service is impeccable, yet easy and relaxed, and the cuisine an inspired presentation of the Cape’s freshest.
Pair this gastronomic experience with some of the Cape’s world class award-winning wines. Lakeside is a few minutes away from the Constantia wine route, a beautiful valley that is the birthplace of South Africa’s successful and world famous winemaking industry.
There are regular trips available from Lakeside to the Cape Winelands for those who wish to have a unique experience. The three main destinations in the Winelands district are Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. You’ll be able to sample the pleasures of good living as you drive through the valleys and enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere each town has to offer.
For a cultural experience of a different kind, the Cape’s nightlife is vibrant and trendy. Minutes away from Lakeside you can travel all along the coast where there are a numerous pubs, clubs and restaurants. Whatever your taste or preference, you are sure to find the right spot where you can sip a long refreshing cocktail while overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal views.
Lakeside offers tourists striking views of the Cape Peninsula and coastline accompanied by a wide variety of activities appealing to everyone, making this the ideal location to enjoy your time in South Africa’s favourite city.