Attractions IN/AROUND Lakeside

Beaches

False Bay Coast Beaches

Where? The western coast of False Bay, from Cape Point to start of Helderberg. Includes: Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Boulders. Go there for swimming, sun bathing, paddling, walking, surfing, body boarding. The False Bay coastline is generally more laid back ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Nature Reserves

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

One of the countryís oldest ornithological field stations, has some easy walks and fantastic bird hides that offers the bird lover hours of entertainment. Strandfonteinís Waste Water Treatment Works is yet another example of a significant wetland, ...

Forests

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 ...

Forests / Landmarks

Tokai Forest

In the heart of Cape Townís Southern Suburbs, amidst family homes and wide tree-flanked roads, is the magnificent retreat that is the Tokai Forest. The tall trees and the trails that wind through their dappled shade are all ...

Activities / Miscellaneous / Whale Route

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 ...

Nature Reserves

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 ...

Entertainment

Zandvlei Recreational Park

The Zandvlei Recreational Park is an open water wetland that is bordered by the suburbs of Lakeside and Muizenberg. It includes rivers and an estuary, which make for very pretty surrounds. These backdrops provide the ideal settings for photographs, ...

... and a little further afield

Popular Tourist Routes / Penguin Route / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

This is Cape Town's famous penguin colony. Found just beyond Simon's Town on an idyllic strip of white sand served with enormous boulders, the beach is a paying one. Once through the turnstiles you and the penguins have equal share of the waters, ...

World Heritage Sites

Cape Floral Kingdom

The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home to nearly 20% of the continentís flora. The site displays outstanding ecological and biological processes ...

Nature Reserves

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Part of the Table Mountain National Park that extends from Signal Hill in the north all the way to Cape Point in the south, the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a ...

Landmarks

Cape Point

Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese seafarer, was the first to sail around the Cape. This was in 1488. On his return voyage, which must have been particularly stormy, Dias stopped at the south-western tip of Africa, and named it Cabo Tormentoso, or Cape of ...

Wine Routes

Cape Point Wine Route

It was only in 1998 that the new Cape Point Wine District was declared and the Cape Point Vineyards are still relatively new on the tourist itinerary. They were established in 1996 with the first vines on the Noordhoek wine estate, overlooking Noordhoek ...

Landmarks / Beaches

Cape Town Beaches

The Mother City has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and something to offer everyone. It is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches - there are three ...

Golf Courses

Clovelly Golf Club

Clovelly was designed to be secluded from the everyday noises of passing cars and local railway tracks to truly entrench your senses into your game. With breath-taking views of the False Bay Coastline and the surrounding mountains and valleys it is ...

Shopping

Long Beach Mall

An outing to one of the most beautiful areas in the Cape would not be complete without a visit to the Longbeach Mall. Take a trip out this way and discover a new world of shopping and entertainment, set in one of the most picturesque areas of the Cape ...

Beaches / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Miller's Point

Miller's Point lies roughly 5 kilometres south of Simon's Town, beyond Boulders and Seaforth, on the coastal road that heads to Cape Point. At this stage of the journey there isn't much between the mountain and the sea but the road, and a narrow strip of ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Muizenberg Station

Itís evident, even at a glance, that Muizenberg Station is a grand building. But it is its clock tower that is particularly unique, made as it is from teak. It is not the oldest building in Muizenberg - that honour is held by the Het ...

Lakeside as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Castle Rock, Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Glencairn, Kalk Bay, Marina da Gama, Muizenberg, Simons Town, St James

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