Surrounding Areas, nearby activities and sights.
Ashcrofts Lake House is ideally situated.
The Indian ocean is only a 2 minute drive to the pristine white sands of Muizenberg Beach, with its colourful beach huts, and the famous surfers’ corner – where the young and ‘not so young’ surfers meet.
Situated on the lake of Marina Da Gama – Ashcrofts Lake House offers you canoeing, bird-watching, and lots of opportunity for relaxation.
You can catch a train from Muizenberg and travel all the way to Simon’s Town along the coast jumping on & off at places of interest. St James would be the 1st stop with it safe bathing tidal pool & Red, Yellow & Blue changing huts that can be hired on an hourly basis.
Next stop is Kalk Bay -with its vibey restaurants like Cape to Cuba & funky original shops, you can spend many hours browsing & meeting the locals. Deep sea fishing, shark cage diving & many more. You can catch a water taxi at the harbour which travels to Simons Town.
Next stop along the train line is Fish Hoek. Another fantastic long white sandy beach. Watch the hobbie cats launch from the club house. A variety of restaurants to choose from. From the train you will see many tidal pools along the way.
Simons Town is a MUST visit. Simons Town is the South African Navel Base and has plenty for you apart from the museums and the sailing harbour. Visit the Information Office and they will organise a guide to walk you around this lovely little town steeped in history. Simons Town is the end of the train line so you will need a car, taxi or tour bus that will take you further along to the Penguins at Boulders Beach and further along to Cape Point.
Top of the range golf courses Royal Cape, Steenberg, Westlake and Clovelly are all within 20 minutes drive from Ashcrofts Lake House.
Ashcrofts Lake House is conveniently located to Constantia , the birthplace of South Africa’s wine industry. Wine tasting in these historical farms is a must have experience. Take your time & just savour the wines. Constantia Valley Wine Route is set in beautiful countryside.