On the north-western end of False Bay, about 25 km from the legislative capital. Connected by road and rail to metropolitan Cape Town. Linked to a quiet lake, set among mountains are Lakeside, Marina da Gama and Muizenberg.
The climate at Marina da Gama and Muizenberg is marked by a lack of extremes for the warm waters of False Bay moderate temperatures. A break in the mountain ranges gives the Marina extra hours of late afternoon sunshine. There is less fog, – only five days a year compared with 111 at Cape Point and 25 in Table Bay, and less winter rain than therest of the Peninsula. Muizenberg has only 450 mm a year, while Newlands soaks up 1,397 mm and Sea Point 635 mm. Wet days average only 70 a year compared with 94 at Sea Point and 112 at Newlands. It is a climate for all seasons. Spring is a green-growing season. Wild flowers on the mountain slopes and in the parklands. Summer is dry and sea-cooled. Waves are 10 degrees warmer than the water at Sea Point. Autumn brings crisp cool weather. Fresh invigorating walks. Quiet mornings and evenings with mirrorlike reflections on the lake.
A PLACE TO LIVE
Muizenberg, False Bay and Lakeside stations arc served by a regular train service to town.Cape Town International airport is 35 minutes away. A High and Junior School within cycling distance of every house. University of Cape Town 20 minutes away. Daily shopping only a stroll away. Few areas internationally and none elsewhere in South Africa offer a more refined atmosphere of culture, scenery and cuisine capable of enhancing a resident’s love of life than that available in Muizenberg and the Marina da Gama.
A PLACE TO PLAY
Doorstep recreation in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Seven days a week. A sweep of white beach for walking or sun-soaking, minutes away from every front door. The warm Indian Ocean for safe bathing, breakers for surfing.
Skindiving off the rocks. False Bay teems with game fish. More tuna are caught in False Bay and off Cape Point on the rod and on line than anywhere else in the world, and the annual big game fishing catches are 75 percent greater than in other South African waters. False Bay also provides some of the best boating and sailing in the country. Unspoilt mountain reserves for hiking.
Caves in the Kalk Bay mountain to explore: A paradise for birdwatchers at Rondevlei, Fresh unpolluted air for family fun. Leisure living in the time it takes to shed a city suit or school uniform As early as the 1600′s (but probably also before) Khoi people used the region as a pastoral home. In 1670 The Dutch East India Company established the area as a cattle farm (because of its rich fertile soil). From 1743, the area became one of the first military outposts under the command of Sergeant Wynand Muys and was originally named Muysenburg (Muys’s stronghold).