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Lakeside, False Bay

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Lakeside lies between the suburbs of West Lake and Muizenberg, with the rugged Steenberg, Mountain of stone, towering in the backdrop and the Zandvlei (sandy lake) in the foreground.

This is a highly sought after residential area and caters for a range of income levels, the upper end of which occupy homes along Bunker and Leicester Roads with superb views of the lakes, sea and the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the distance. As you enter Lakeside, the Zandvlei trust has established a pavement garden that has not been without blooms since it was planted, and which indicates the edge of the wetlands. A quiet pathway passes a pond and there is a bench that overlooks the Nature Reserve.

Below Lakeside, the Zandvlei Lake offers a number of activities - yachting, windsurfing and canoeing - and there are glorious beaches within moments of Lakeside - Muizenberg and Boulders, home to one of Africa’s few land-based penguin colonies, provide some wonderful swimming opportunities - whilst Clifton, on the Atlantic side of the peninsular, offers wonderful people-watching opportunities when not swimming or sunbathing.

The Rondevlei Nature Reserve in Grassy Park is a wetland conservation area surrounded by coastal dunes, just minutes away, and there are great bird watching hides and various walks. You can even spot hippos and small wild animals in the reserve.

And the M3 to the city centre is only moments away, offering a quick route into Cape Town where one can explore the avenues, bohemian stores and restaurants of Long Street, the V&A Waterfront, and trendy Kloof Street or take a guided walk or open-roof bus trip through the city.

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average visitor rating: 4/5"I live in Lakeside. Its great living so close to the sea and right by a beautiful mountain but the downside is waking up every morning with your car covered in ..." - Claire, Cape Town

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False Bay Coast Beaches

The east side of the peninsula - the False Bay coastline - is generally more laid back and not as frenetic as the Atlantic coastline, although in peak season these family oriented beaches can still become pretty busy. These beaches are favoured by locals who live in the southern suburbs of Cape Town who don’t ... more information

False Bay Ecology Park

False Bay Ecology Park, FBEP for short, lies in Cape Town and is 1200 hectares that includes Rondevlei Nature Reserve and Zeekoevlei Nature Reserves, a strip of the coast, the Cape Flats Waste Water Treatment Works, and the Coast Park landfill site. Aside from being a major green lung within the city, and ... more information

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

One of the country’s oldest ornithological field stations, has some easy walks and fantastic bird hides that offers the bird lover hours of entertainment. Strandfontein’s Waste Water Treatment Works is yet another example of a significant wetland, supporting, for example, a greater bird life than St Lucia’s Estuary. more information

Tokai Arboretum

Tokai Arboretum has been declared a National Monument and holds over 274 tree species and over 1555 different trees within its precious hectares first reserved by Joseph Storr Lister back in 1885. Tree huggers and lovers will find a map at the tea room with tree names and their numbers on it... more information

Whale Watching in False Bay

Humpback and Byde's whales are commonly spotted away from the shore. You are more likely to see them out on one of the boat-based whale watching expeditions. But expert whale watchers say to look out for the three distinct notches on the dorsal fin that distinguishes the Bryde's whale ... more information

Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

It is not often that such a large nature reserve occurs amidst an area dense in residential suburbs. Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve, which borders Lakeside, Marina da Gama, Muizenberg and Steenberg is very much under threat from pollution, encroaching urbanisation and poaching ... more information

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Explore the Silvermine Nature Reserve

Where: Silvermine Nature Reserve
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is an important conservation area for indigenous fynbos veg ... more information

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