Over 200 years ago the Dutch settlers found that the bay made an excellent winter anchorage that provided shelter from the devastating North West winds that grounded ships in Table Bay.
The Dutch settlers named the new found settlement after the first governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel.
When the British took over the Cape in the early 19th century they established a Naval base and since then the town has maintained a strong linked to sea and has a distinctive nautical feel about it. Just Nuisance, the only dog to be enlisted into the Royal Navy is one of Simon’s Town’s more colourful stories and he is honoured with a statue in main town square.
Just as Simon’s Town offered the early settlers shelter during the cold winter months in years gone by, so does it offer local and overseas travellers a wealth of activities today.
Learn to Stand Up Paddle in the calm waters of Simon’s Town bay, ideal for beginners to find their feet and practise their technique. The bay is a visual delight with an ever changing vista of seals and penguins at play. View Overnight Winter Special
Sea Kayak the warm waters of False Bay and view Penguins at Boulders Beach or the sheer cliffs at Cape Point from the water! No experience is necessary to enjoy sea kayaking to the penguins.
Highly personalized shark eco-tours gives you the opportunity of witnessing one of natures greatest spectacles, a breaching Great white shark. Tours include cage diving and surface viewing. Departing from Simons Town. February – September.
Pisces Divers is centrally located for diving the False Bay coastline from Simon’s Town. Our team is always ready to take guests on a journey to explore kelp forests, meet sevengill cowsharks and play with cape fur seals.
Simons’ Town land based viewing of Southern Right Whales (also Humpbacks and Bryde’s whales) from June – November, or you can get up close and personal on a whale watching boat trip.
Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town has become famous for its thriving colony of African Penguins. Elevated boardwalks to Foxy Beach provide excellent viewing opportunities for penguins and whales. Giant granite boulders protect the beach area – perfect for safe swimming and one of the best family beaches in the world.
Take a fascinating tour through a gemstone tumbling factory, scratch for your own gem stones at the scratch patch (a family favourite) and browse through the unusual jewellery and gift shop.
This small and tasteful centre boasts an interesting variety of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and a hotel with conference facilities. Art galleries, book shops, antique shops, curio shops, craftwork and clothing are also found in and around Simons’ Town.
Simon’s Town offers a number of restaurants and eateries that should , we’ve picked out a few of our favourites
Accommodation in Simon’s Town is plentiful with a choice that suits everyone’s needs.
Simon’s Town Winter Specials
Explore the coastline of Simon’s Town on a Kayak or a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board where the kelp forests come alive with colourful sea creatures including seals and penguins. After your Aqua Action Adventure, check into your hotel for dinner and overnight overlooking Simon’s Town Waterfront! View Details
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