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Simon's Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.  

Charming Simon’s Town is steeped in history and tradition, yet has many activities on offer from Boat Trips to Kayaking, beaches, museums, golfing, fishing, and the very popular Scratch Patch.

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  Boulders Beach Penguin Colony More Details
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony Just around the corner from Simon's Town visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony where you can view these flightless birds at close range. For a more intimate experience, head to Boulders Beach where you can swim with the Penguins!
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  Cape Point Boat Trip More Details
Cape Point Boat Trip Experience the most spectacular view of Cape Point from offshore. This 2 hour cruise offers everything from whales (in season) to exploring ocean caves. Trips depart from Simon's Town harbour, only 40 minutes from Cape Town city centre.
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  Great White Shark Diving (False Bay) More Details
Great White Shark Diving (False Bay) 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.
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  Scratch Patch & Mineral World More Details
Scratch Patch & Mineral World Visit the world-famous Scratch Patch in Simon's Town. Have fun filling a small bag with beautiful tumble-polished gemstones that literally cover the floor! Also visit the Mineral World shop and tour the Topstones factory! Tel: 021 786 2020
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  Scuba Diving More Details
Scuba Diving Cape Town PADI dive resorts and charter operations. Specialities include reef dives, boat dives, wreck dives, deep dives and night dives. Most popular is the sevengill cow sharks or diving with cape fur seals
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  Sea Kayaking with Penguins More Details
Sea Kayaking with Penguins 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.
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  Seal and Cowshark Diving More Details
Seal and Cowshark Diving  A Cape scuba diving adventure- dive with the playful & interactive Cape Fur Seals in a cold water reef and the Seven Gill Cowsharks in a kelp forest. The Seven Gill Cowshark, is a prehistoric apex predator which is seen at one dive location
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  Seal Island Boat Trip More Details
Seal Island Boat Trip Experience a boat trip to Seal Island located only 8 nautical miles from Simon's Town harbour in False Bay. Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals and the hunting ground for the Great White Shark. Only 40 minutes from Cape Town Centre
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  Simon's Town Country Club More Details
Simon's Town Country Club Simon's Town Country Club is a 9-hole golf course with a spectacular setting. The club offers golf, squash, bowls, a popular restaurant & bar, great facilities & a warm welcome. Regular golf & food specials & fun social events.
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  Simon's Town Heritage Museum More Details
Simon's Town Heritage Museum The museum was created as a reminder of the rich Muslim culture that existed in Simon's Town from the time of the Dutch East India Company winter anchorage in 1743 until the forced removals of more than 7000 people under the Group Areas Act
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Simon's Town Museum This museum depicts the history of the Simon's Town community, past and present, with an emphasis on the town's diversity of origins, cultures and religions. Guided tours & historical walking tours available.
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  South African Naval Museum More Details
South African Naval Museum The South African (SA) Navy Museum in Simon's Town contains a host of continuously expanding exhibits and naval associated artifacts. It's filled with vintage navigational and Navy divers equipment, ship and submarine models.
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SUP Simon's Town 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.
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Whale Watching Boat Trip Get up close and personal with Southern Right Whales on a Whale Watching Boat trip from Simons' Town, 40 mins from Cape Town CBD. From July to November the Southern Right whales are plentiful in the bay and you can be assured of a sighting.
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Simon’s Town Restaurants:
Simon’s Town has a vast array of local and international cuisine. Seafood dining is often the speciality but you will find everything from fine dining to Italian & Japanese in Simon’s Town. More…

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon’s Town:
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. Boulders is a pay for entry beach to protect one of the worlds only land based penguin colonies. More…

Just Nuisance and Jubilee Square, Simon’s Town:
Jubilee Square has a statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance, a great dane dog that befriended the Royal Naval sailors during World War 2 and was buried with full military honours. He has become a Simon’s Town mascot. There is an African curio market on the cobbled Jubilee Square, which has paid parking bays. 

Simon’s Town Waterfront, Simon's Town:
This small and tasteful centre boasts an interesting variety of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and a hotel with conference facilities. More…

Simon’s Town Beaches:
Millers point is a family friendly recreational area, it has a children’s tidal pool, snorkeling, scuba diving and a boat launching slipway.  Fisherman’s beach with its grassy slopes is a small secluded family beach in Murdoch valley.   Seaforth Beach is an ideal family setting, natural swimming bay and picnic lawn.  Boulders Beach - swim at this safe family beach with the African penguins.   Foxy Beach is the main breeding colony of penguins.  Long Beach is the walking, doing, playing beach of Simon’s Town. Glencairn Beach for kitesurfers, windsurfers, paddlers, snorkelers and families love this beach. Great for a sneaky swim! More…

Roman Rock Lighthouse, Simon’s Town:
South Africa’s third oldest lighthouse and the only one built on a rock! A true Simon’s Town landmark. More...

Simon’s Town Boat Trips:
Boats head off in various directions from the Simon’s Town jetty and cover harbour tours, whale watching, shark cage diving, pelagic birding, seal island and trips to Cape Point. More...

Seal Island, Simon’s Town:
Seal Island in False Bay is home to 74 000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 bird species and is a natural hunting ground of the Great White Shark, where you can do great white shark cage diving or viewing – leaving from Simon’s Town harbour. More..

Simon’s Town Museums, Simon’s Town:
There are 4 museums in Simon’s Town reflecting the history of Simons’ Town and many churches of Historical significance. 
Simon’s Town Museum, Simon’s Town: Depicts the history of the Simon’s Town community, past and present, with an emphasis on the town’s diversity of origins, cultures and religions.  Guided tours available. Simon's Town Museum offers regular walking tours of the historic town centre.
Heritage Museum, Simon’s Town: Discover the rich heritage of the Muslim generations of Simon’s Town.
Warrior Toy Museum, Simon’s Town:This museum showcases a unique collection of toy cars and trains, dolls and lead soldiers.
The South African Naval Museum, Simon’s Town: Archives both British and local naval history and houses a submarine diorama. The museum is the custodian of the Martello Tower.
Church of St Francis, Simon’s Town: This is the oldest Anglican church in South Africa. More...

Simon’s Town Golf Club, Simon’s Town:
Overlooks False Bay and offers you the experience of an uncrowded 9 hole golf course with unsurpassed sea and mountain views. Be careful to avoid any African penguins that may be cruising the fairways. More...

Mineral World & Scratch Patch, Simon’s Town:
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. More...

Simon’s Town Sea Kayaking, Simon’s Town:
Get close to the water in a stable sea kayak and visit the African penguins from the water. More...

Whale Watching, Simon’s Town:
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. More...

Deep Sea Fishing, Simon’s Town:
Big game fishing (including various tuna species) and inshore game and reef fishing for yellowtail or snoek. Fishing charters operate out of Simon’s Town harbour in False Bay. More…

Simon’s Town Shopping, Simon's Town
Art galleries, book shops, antique shops, curio shops, craftwork and clothing are all found in Simons’ Town. More...

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