Lakeside residential area, near Muizenberg and the Marina da Gama, offers proximity to schools, as well as easy access to Westlake Golf Club and to the M3 motorway to the City. Lakeside borders the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve — an open water wetland, river system and estuary. Known as “Zandvlei Park”, it is wonderful for canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. The park offers braai and picnic spots in grassy areas with plenty of space for relaxation.
Muizenberg is the birthplace of South African surfing. Surfer’s Corner is famous worldwide and the beach with its brightly coloured huts is perfect for family outings, ice cream, safe swimming and sun-bathing. These huts evolved from the 1800’s “bathing machine” which was wheeled to the water’s edge so ladies could emerge modestly in chin-to-ankle bathing wear. Surf style is a lot more relaxed these days! After a meal in one of nine beachfront bistros and restaurants, visit several historical sites, or enjoy a walk along the sea’s edge from Muizenberg to St James pool and Danger Beach.
Known as ‘millionaire’s mile’, St James is one of Cape Town’s very desirable addresses. A peaceful suburb of Victorian homes steeped in history, it sweeps down from mountain to sea. The mountain offers hikes in Table Mountain National Park and great whale watching viewpoints. At sea level, choose from three beaches and four tidal pools. It’s an easy walk to buy fresh fish at Kalk Bay Harbour and to find antique shops, delis, sidewalk cafés, art galleries and boutiques. Cape Town Waterfront is 30 minutes’ drive or use the train.
A gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is a fishing village. Kalk Bay Harbour is one of the last working fishing harbours in the Cape Peninsula. It has interesting shops and galleries, a vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. Purchase fresh fish off the boats at about noon each day. Dine in bistros or restaurants, such as the Olympia Cafe. This friendly eatery serves a simple but delicious menu, announced on a chalk board each day and prepared from scratch. Some of the many points of interest are the sandstone caves above the village, the Kalk Bay Theatre and the Save Our Seas Shark Centre.
Clovelly nestles next to Trappieskop Mountain in the pristine and tranquil Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek. The Clovelly Country Club offers a golf course known as one of the finest in the Cape Peninsula and provides players with scenic views of the valley. Natural sand dunes border the course, which has a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora, including guinea fowl, pheasant, peacock and steppe buzzard and a variety of trees which line the fairways. Follow the course of the Silvermine river via the Silvermine Wetland Walkway.