Quick Facts: Lakeside
- The Zandvlei Lake offers a number of activities such as yachting, windsurfing and canoeing
- In close proximity to Muizenberg and West Lake
- Closest beaches: Muizenberg Beach and Boulders Beach
- Rondevlei Nature Reserve
Distance to Airport: 32 km
Distance to City: 23 km
The Cape Town suburb of Lakeside is situated between West Lake and Muizenberg in South Africa's Western Province, with the rugged Steenberg towers in the backdrop and the Zandvlei in the foreground.
Lakeside is a highly sought after residential area. From Bunker and Leicester Roads great views of the lakes, sea and the Hottentots-Holland Mountains can be enjoyed. As one enters Lakeside, the Zandvlei trust has established a pavement garden which 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 overlooks the Nature Reserve.
Below Lakeside, the Zandvlei Lake offers a number of activities such as yachting, windsurfing and canoeing. There are glorious beaches within minutes of Lakeside: Muizenberg and Boulders. Boulders is home to one of Africa’s few land-based penguin colonies provides some wonderful swimming opportunities.
The Rondevlei Nature Reserve in Grassy Park is a wetland conservation area surrounded by coastal dunes which is home to great bird watching hides and various walks. The M3 highway to the Cape Town 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.