Tourists from all over the globe head to South Africa for Cape Town holidays in the city, which offers an assortment of culture and adventure, combined with striking scenic attractions. If you are considering Cape Town and the city’s contiguous areas as a holiday destination, but would prefer to reside in a quieter escape in Cape Town, then Lakeside makes a wonderful location.
What Makes Lakeside Special?
Situated on the pleasingly warm False Bay coastline between the suburbs of Muizenberg and West Lake, Lakeside offers picturesque views that extend across the Constantia Winelands through to the other side of the False Bay coast. This desired suburban area has the rugged Steenberg Mountain as a backdrop while the Zandvlei Lake glistens in the foreground.
The lake provides ample opportunities for water sports such as windsurfing, canoeing and yachting.
Those who are avid golfers can enjoy a couple rounds on one of the several world-class golf courses in the area; all in close proximity to the Lakeside region.
For adventure enthusiasts, there are a number of hiking trails as well as good spots for mountain biking. Soothing walks on any of the nearby beaches at sunset can be extremely therapeutic and are an ideal way to unwind.
Lakeside is en route to the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in the Cape Peninsula. All the way from Muizenberg to Simon’s Town, one can take pleasure in exploring these little seaside villages and all the interesting things they have to offer.
From the end of winter through to the end of spring (August to December), there are plenty of opportunities for whale watching.
Cape Town offers tourists some of the finest cuisine and guest accommodation for South African travel.
Combine the sensation of a culinary experience with some of the Cape’s world class award-winning wines and you have a heavenly dinning experience.
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. 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.
Exclusive Getaways is a collection of celebrated South African country getaways, including the luxurious coastal escape Colona Castle Manor House in the Lakeside area of Cape Town, Western Cape.