Why Simon’s Town as preferred holiday destination?

October 4, 2010 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

Simonstown Cape Town

Simon’s Town is rich in history and is known for its tradition and the Historic Mile boasts a great variety of historic buildings with some of the most beautiful architecture. The village has lots of character and atmosphere and is the home of the South African Navy.  (Image Credit)

Simonstown Cape Town

The sea at Simon’s Town is flat, calm and the warmest water in Cape Town area.Simon’s Town famous Boulders Beach protected by big boulders is one of the most popular and safest swimming beaches on the Cape Peninsula. A visit to Simon’s Town is not complete without a swim with the African Penguins (image credit) on this private beach. Apart from Boulders Beach Simon’s Town has a variety of other well protected swimming beaches – Windmill Beach, Fishermans’, Beach and Waters Edge Beach to name a few.

Simonstown African Black foot Penguins

Shopping in Simon’s Town ranges from decorating brick and brack to antique gems from fashionable boutiques to gourmet delis. If shopping is not for you then just stroll through the quaint village streets where you can visit the Historic, Naval or Toy museums.

Simon’s Town, named after the Governor Simon van der Stel, who chose to use the town as a winter anchorage for the Royal British Navy. Most of the buildings in this quaint village are over 150 years old. Stroll along the little cobbled streets to explore restored cottages from yester-year.

Simon’s Town is a good choice if you are a culinary fan. The Restaurants in Simon’s Town varies from the famous Salty Sea Dog for seafood to the winning Boulders Restaurant where cuisine is at the order of the day. You can have your lunch on the rocks at Seaforth restaurant or overlooking the harbour at Bertha’s, a Pizza at Pescado’s or something light at the Meeting Place, go for cake and tea at The Sweetest Thing or relax on the verandah of the Quarterdeck at Jubilee Square or at the famous Southern Right Hotel or Dixie’s Restaurant. (image credit)

salty sea dog simonstown

Simon’s Town is known for it’s African Penguins, for it’s visiting baboons and off course during the months June to November Whale watching .The Southern Right being the most common visitor to our shores and what better way to view these wonderful creatures than from a boat operated by the Boat Company. They also have harbour tours and the famous Seal Island boat trip.

For a peaceful and relaxing holiday choose Simon’s Town where you can enjoy the amazing view of the Hottentots mountain range across the bay and the crystal necklace of light stretching around the bay at night.

Cape Point nature reserve is a short drive and a must visit when you choose Simon’s Town for your next holiday. Visit the grave of Simon’s Town famous dog Just Nuisance the able seaman, go for a kayak trip, enjoy the fresh sea breeze while travelling by train from Simon’s Town to the cosmopolitan Kalk Bay, go for a walk in the mountains and treasure the views and the wide variety of flora, walk with the baboons, visit the Mineral scratch pad or enjoy a round of golf at the Simon’s Town golf Club next to the ocean.

Or, seeing you are on holiday, you can just relax with a good book in one of Simon’s Towns luxurious holiday rentals.

Have Fun

Elmarie Horak
P.S. I hand-pick all our holiday accommodation.


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