43 on Sandstone
Inside this secure, yet spacious eco estate you can experience the famous Cape flora.
When strolling on the Estate or venturing ALONG one of the walking trails, you HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF SEEING SOME OF THE LOCAL WILDLIFE SUCH AS THE "STEENBOK" OR "DASSIE" AND THE PROLIFIC BIRDLIFE THAT HAVE MADE BOSKLOOF THEIR HOME.
Click on the button below to view a detailed guide to all of the hiking trails nearby.
Hiking Trail Guide
Within the estate there are three hiking trails which can be enjoyed right from home.
Take a dip in the dam or paddle the boat and get close to the water birds and ducks that live on and around the dam. Pack a picnic hamper... watch the sun set.
Mukda Thai Spa
AN AUTHENTIC THAI WELLNESS EXPERIENCE
Enjoy the exotic Thai way to relax your body and soul at Mukda Thai Spa. Be charmed by the touch of Thai Massage, and unique aromas of the essential oils and services of our professional staff.
Mukda Thai Spa has developed a concept of Thai traditional soothing signature treatments, where guests can enjoy all the pleasures of a Thai Spa.
Mukda Thai Spa is situated in picturesque Gordons Bay, close to Somerset West, Stellenbosch and the whole of Cape Town.
This area is renowned for its world class restaurants... And some showcasing the eclectic South African cuisine.
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Historic Wine Estates
Located very close to 43 On Sandstone are two of South Africa's most historic and iconic wine estates: Vergelegen and Lourensford with their wine tastings and restaurants on their Estates that make for a memorable wine day out.
Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.
With its world renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. For this reason, the Estate has borne witness to many visits of heads of state and celebrities from all over the world.
Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time on your own, with your family and friends or business associates - wine tasting centre and cellar tours, Camphors at Vergelegen Signature Restaurant, Stables at Vergelegen Bistro Restaurant and the Picnic, are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.
Established in the year 1700 and once part of Willem Adriaan van der Stel's Vergelegen, is arguably one of the most beautiful wine estates in the world. Steeped in history and heritage, the estate also boasts an ultra-modern winery utilising technology unique in the Southern Hemisphere. The magnificent soils and diverse micro-climates create the ideal terroir for world-beating wines. Lourensford is fast-becoming one of the sought after wine estates in South Africa, with over 130 hectares of vines already planted.
Lourensford's scenic beauty has played host to many local and international film shoots, starring some of Hollywood's top actors. Not only do we also host annual sports and cultural events with thousands of participants and spectators, but many a wedding reception and corporate function has been held on the estate. There is a sizeable equestrian establishment on the estate, with stabling as well as one of the only two polo fields in Cape Town.
At Waterkloof we are fortunate enough to be looking after a vineyard, capable of producing naturally balanced grapes, imbued with their own character and sense of place. To respectfully transmit this character and balance into the bottle, we believe it makes sense to turn those grapes into wine with minimal intervention and maximum care (click here to learn more about how we make our wines). We monitor, we do not dictate.
With this in mind, all fruit is hand-picked and handsorted. Following this careful selection, our red and white grapes are handled differently, but are both treated with an equally natural approach.
Boskloof Eco Estate is within easy driving driving distance of many and varied wine estates... And is in the heart of the famous winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschoek and Helderberg.
Erinvale Golf Club
The Clubhouse is nestled in the middle of the Erinvale Estate, at the foothills of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains, in Somerset West. At Erinvale you can be assured of a friendly and warm welcome by the club's hospitality team. The club's constant quest for perfection and improved facilities will also ensure a memorable experience off- the- course.
While enjoying the view and sharing in your fellow players excitement you are most welcome to order a drink from one of our trained waitrons or a snack from one of our menus. As the sun sets over the bay, you are welcome to retire into the Terrace Bar and follow the latest sport on our Big Screen TV, or relax and chat to one of our regular members, who will be able to share some of the course's hidden secrets.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 847 1144 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.erinvale.com
De Zalze Golf Course
The 300 hectare Winelands Golf Estate offers golfers and visitors the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting, picturesque luxury accommodation and dining at Terroir Restaurant, all hosted on the Estate. Golfers and visitors can also relax on the terrace at the spectacular clubhouse where they can enjoy superb breakfasts and lunches. This Golf Estate has proved to be one of the most sought after real estate investments in South Africa, having achieved record sales since launching in 2002.
"Come and enjoy a walk in the Winelands!"
Telephone: +27 (0)21 865 2080 | Email: email@example.com | Website: www.dezalzegolf.com
Somerset West Golf Club
Somerset West is essentially a golf course of three different parts, but in no way does that change its feeling or style nor its friendly members - visitors are always most welcome. It is a parkland type course of 5942 meters in length and is an 18 hole par 72.
As you play take time to look at the magnificent Helderberg mountain that gently slopes down to the course and look out for the White Squirrels that live around the first (top) nine holes. Somerset West has the true feeling of a Country Club and the 19th Hole will remind you of the importance of good company.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 853 6268 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.somersetwestgolfclub.co.za
Devonvale Golf Estate
The magnificent 18-hole championship golf course needs little introduction offering a regular challenge to both local and international golfers. The original layout, designed by Ken Elkin, who designed many of the Capes better known courses, has seen several improvements of late. The introduction of indigenous plants and the removal of alien trees have not only beautified the environment, but have created panoramic vistas of the surrounding vineyards and mountains. Playing here early “before the field” must rate as the most peaceful golfing experience possible, which residents will have on their doorsteps.
The Kikuyu fairways and bent greens are manicured with the utmost care to ensure a pleasant and true golfing experience. Standing on the first tee, one immediately senses the natural beauty of the winelands, one of the main reasons the course is enjoyed by members and visitors time after time.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 865 2080 | Email: email@example.com | Website: www.devonvale.co.za
Pearl Valley Golf
Voted 3rd best golf course in South Africa, Pearl Valley Golf Estates is rated a must play golf course by local, international, amateurs and professional golfers.
Situated between Paarl and Franschhoek only 40 minutes from Cape Town, Pearl Valley Golf Estates is ideally located for meetings, conferences, teambuilding or just an enjoyable day with friends and family. Two up market facilities cater for large scale conferences, banqueting and events. Luxurious self-catering accommodation is available on the estate for long term rental, holiday letting or for stay-over conference accommodation. A full fleet of golf carts and superb playing surfaces make for an excellent round of golf. The clubhouse overlooks hole 9 and 18 of the prestigious Jack Nicklaus designed course where you can enjoy our supreme selection of whiskies and wines or indulge in one of the chef’s signature dishes. All of the above along with the various amenities is what sets Pearl Valley Golf Estates apart as a destination of choice for groups and individuals.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 867 8000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.pearlvalley.co.za
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Stellenbosch Golf Club has already celebrated its centenary, but it was only in 1953 that it grew from a 9-hole course into 18 holes. It has a championship layout that has hosted many prestigious tournaments in the past. Amongst others, the South African Open and South African Masters were hosted at this picturesque 18-hole layout. The 1999 SA Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club proved to be one of the toughest Opens in the last decade.
Aesthetic views of mountains from clubhouse balcony Surrounded by vineyards. Nestled in the heart of some of the world’s most famous farms. Par 3 7th is the signature hole, 4th Oldest golf club in South Africa. Wide variety of the finest South African wines.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 880 0244 | Email: email@example.com | Website: www.stellenboschgolfclub.com
Strand Golf Club
The Strand Golf Club has been known for its greens over the years which have provided an excellent putting surface. There are several tee boxes (championship, club, senior and ladies) on each hole, which makes for approximately five hundred metre difference between championship tees and club tees over the 18 holes. In 1994, two and a half thousand trees were planted on this course and they are now becoming very much part of play.
The course is situated adjacent to the popular holiday coastal town of the Strand. This area is famed for its long stretch of unspoilt beach. Club facilities include Halfway House, Upstairs Lounge with Bar, Terrace with beautiful views, Pool Table & Dart Board. There is also a bar downstairs in the Halfway House
Telephone: +27 (0)21 853 6268 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.strandgolfclub.co.za
Somerset West to Hermanus
This route not only gives you great whale watching but takes you through quirky coastal villages, wonderful fynbos, and introduces you to sharks, penguins and seals, not to mention the bird life. Drive past lagoons and estuaries and when the day is done, sip your sundowner on the edge of the ocean.
Detailed Driving Instructions
Self Drive the Cape Peninsula:
Two oceans in one day and one of the most beautiful drives, and easiest way to truly
orientate yourself to the mountain range and two oceans that dominate Cape Town.
Route: Cape Town, Fish Hoek, Simon's Town, Cape Point, Chapman's Peak, Clifton
Length: 160 km
Time: in a day
Overnight: our favourite villages – Scarborough, Kommetjie, Hout Bay or Simon's Town
Cape Town to Kalk Bay
Take the N2 from Cape Town's city centre and, as you hit hospital bend, move into a right-hand lane so that you can take the M3 to Muizenberg. Pass Mostert's Mill on your left, and the university on the slopes of Devil's Peak on your right. Rhodes Memorial's exit is roughly 1.5 km past Mostert's Mill on your left.
From Rhodes Memorial return to the M3 and continue towards Muizenberg. The M3 ends in a t-junction at Westlake. Take a left on the M42 until you reach Main Road (M4), where you take a right. About 600 metres later, turn right off Main Road up Boyes Drive. The views from up here are beautiful, and if there are whales in the bay (August through November) this is a good way to spot them.
Drive on (but be careful of the speed trap in the dip as you head to Kalk Bay) until the road descends in a left curve, past Theresa's restaurant (on your right) and Olympia Bakery (to your right just beyond the parking area at the set of lights; definitely worth a pit stop!).
Kalk Bay is to the left of the lights. If you can find parking (difficult at the best of times) take a leisurely stroll along Main Road and explore the antique shops, clothing boutiques, restaurants and book stores.
Kalk Bay to Boulders Beach
Head on towards Cape Point past Kalk Bay harbour, around the headland and into Fish Hoek. At the traffic circle, at the end of Fish Hoek, turn left and park where you can. Jager's Walk is a lovely path along the rocks from Fish Hoek to Sunny Cove, and takes around 40 minutes.
Head back to the circle and take a left, in the direction of Glencairn. A little further on is Simon's Town where there is plenty to do.
Not long after you leave Simon's Town, take a left into Bellevue Road (it is the second penguins sign post, not the first, which takes you to Seaforth beach). Park in the parking area at the bottom of the road to visit Boulders Beach. During summer and over weekends this is a popular beach. Try to get there early.
Boulders to Cape Point
After your swim head back to the M4, the coastal road. At Smitswinkel Bay the road begins to climb the mountain and turns inland. Your first left is the entrance to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (there is an entrance fee). There are various hikes, beaches and picnic areas as well as a restaurant. And you might want to follow everyone else to the very tip of the peninsula.
Cape Point to Hout Bay
Leave Cape Point, and take a left back onto the Plateau Road. At the Cape Farmhouse, there is a left turn into Red Hill Road. Drive into the little village of Scarborough and on through Misty Cliffs to Kommetjie . This is a beautiful part of the drive, to the more remote villages of Cape Town.
At the intersection with the M6, take a left and then left again onto Noordhoek Main Road, following signs to Chapmans Peak, past the Noordhoek Farm Village. Enjoy some of the most magnificent views of the Atlantic and Hout Bay.
At the bottom of the drive, head into Hout Bay, turning left into Princess Street and then right into Victoria Avenue, to head up Suikerbossie Hill.
Hout Bay to Cape Town
Victoria Avenue climbs the side of Little Lion's Head over Hout Bay Nek. This coast road, particularly at sundown, is indescribably beautiful. Follow the road past Llandudno, beneath the Twelve Apostles, through Bakoven, Camps Bay and Clifton, stopping where and when you want to.