The Constantia Valley is our own little piece of heaven. Nestled under the Constantiaberg range of Table Mountain, it stretches down through the vineyards of the beautiful Constantia Wine Route to the sandy beaches of Muizenberg and from there, just a short drive up “Ou Kaapse Weg” to the Silvermine Nature Reserve. There are a variety of breathtaking hiking spots and walking trails in the area, ranging from short easy routes to the more challenging whole day adventures.
We can recommend a Wine Tasting Tour of the Constantia Wine lands. The 8 estates that make up the Constantia Wine Route are: Constantia Glen, Eagles Nest, High Constantia Wine cellars, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig and Steenberg. Each estate boasts restaurants of international standard as well as a few art galleries and museums.
Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak
Popping over Constantia Nek you will find the self-proclaimed “Republic” of Hout Bay. Dominated by the surrounding mountains and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the village offers a range of restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes. A real treat is to get a simple meal of fish and chips from the harbor and watch the fishing trawlers, yachts, pleasure cruisers and speedboats coming and going, under the watchful eye of the famous Hout Bay Leopard, forever at his post below the breathtaking Chapman’s Peak. A sightseeing trip to Seal Island on one of the glass bottomed charter boats is also a great experience.
A wide variety of golf courses can be found all around the Western Cape area. 15 min’s from our doorstep you’ll find magnificent courses like Westlake, Clovelly, Royal Cape and Steenberg. Some Internationally known courses, such as Pearl Valley and the Arrabella, can be found an hour’s drive from the White Lodge.
Cape Point is a must see for all visitors to our shores. Follow the road from Muizenberg all the way through Simon’s town and down to the southerly tip of Cape Point. The Cape Point Nature Reserve explodes with natural fauna and flora, and the views are breathtaking! Not to miss is the merging of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean right on the tip of Cape Point. There is also a lovely restaurant and a number of viewpoints to be enjoyed.In September the whales come to visit. From Muizenberg, take a scenic drive to Kalk Bay or Simon’s town and enjoy the rich history of the small towns, offering much reward for antique and craft enthusiasts.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is the only indigenous plant garden in the world. The Gardens span 528 hectares over the southern buttresses of Table Mountain. 60 hectares are cultivated to display the incredibly diversity of the Cape Floral region. During the summer months, from December to February, keep an eye out for the Sunday afternoon open air concerts, hosting a number of local and international performers.
Shopping and Keeping fit
We are a 5 minute walk away from Constantia village which boasts a variety of shops for all your needs and restaurants to suit every mood. Also close by is a Virgin active gym and a hospital. Tennis and Bowls are available at the Constantia Sports complex.
Game parks and wildlife
Cape Town is home to a wide variety of wild life. There are various sanctuaries and game farms hosting a variety of animal species from different birds and butterflies all the way to the big five of Africa. If you like observing animals in the natural habitat then we could book a day tour to one of the neighbouring Game Parks in the area- being only two hours’ drive away from Cape Town. You could sip champagne and watch the magnificent African sun set while spotting Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and buffalos in the safety of your game drive vehicle.