Simon’s Town is situated 50 km from Cape Town on the False Bay coastline. This delightful seaside village with its cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Victorian buildings, is steeped in nautical history and tradition. Home to the South African Navy, the harbour has also served the Dutch East India Company, the Royal Navy as well as the Allied Forces during both World Wars. A life-size bronze statue of Just Nuisance, the famous great dane who befriended the Allied soldiers and was awarded the title of Able Seaman by the Royal Navy, pays tribute to this era.
While the working naval harbour remains at its heart, the village exudes a relaxed and sleepy holiday atmosphere. The main road and waterfront area have a wonderful assortment of coffee shops, restaurants, antique stores, boutiques, art galleries and museums, a perfect place to amble around. Simon’s Town also has wonderful, safe beaches with beautiful views across False Bay. Boulders Beach with its giant granite rocks hosts the world famous African penguin colony, while Seaforth offers a perfectly wind-protected beach ensuring safe swimming and snorkelling. For sporting enthusiasts, Simon’s Town Country Club features a 9-hole links style golf course, a bowling green and two squash courts. Just beyond Simon’s Town, you’ll find Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The wild southernmost tip of the peninsula, the Reserve is well worth a visit with its breath-taking seascapes, rich biodiversity and fabled seafaring history.
sleeps 2 to 7