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Simons Town offers the best holiday accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa, including Self Catering, B&B's, and Hotels, Camping and Backpackers. Simon's Town has stunning views in the most beautiful environment of the Cape Peninsula. Nestled on False Bay within easy distance of Cape Town International Airport, our village is rich in history, character, atmosphere and warmth. Our neighbours are whales, penguins and seals with world heritage status bird life, fishing and the beauty of Table Mountain and Cape Point.
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IN SIMON'S TOWN
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About Simon’s Town
The town officially called Simon’s Town, but often referred to as Simonstown, was originally named Simon’s Vlek after Simon van der Stel, the Dutch governor of the Cape Colony between 1677 and 1699, who surveyed the bay east of Cape Town in 1687 and earmarked it as a safe winter harbour during the months of May to September for which it was finally proclaimed in 1741

Progress may have come slowly to Simon’s Town....read on

Getting to Simon’s Town
If you don't have a car the train is a cheap and terrific way to get here. The roughly hourly trip runs direct from Cape Town Station offering one of the most scenic train rides in the world along the coast via Muizenberg to the most southerly train station in Africa!
Timetables or call 0800 65 64 63

Hop on/off day pass at R30 only. Details

submarineNEW IN TOWN: The retired navy submarine SAS Assegai is now a museum and is hosting 1 hour guided tours leaving from Jubilee Square. Adults R50
Children R25
Details here

 ARTICLES ABOUT OUR TOWN

Winter - our secret season
“Simonites” who live in this unique and attractive town will affirm that the best times of the year in Simon’s Town are the early and late winter months. These are the months when the rest of the Cape Peninsula is cold, wet and windy!

The secret lies in the fact that Simon’s Town is one of only three or four sea-side towns in South Africa that are north-facing, and Simon’s Bay is also sheltered from the strong north-west winter winds by the Cape Peninsula mountain chain ...read on

Living in Simon’s Town
You wake up in the morning and look across the beautiful bay just as the sun peeks over the mountains. Walking down the road to the coast you encounter penguins waddling towards the clear, cool sea. Out of the corner of your eye you see three otters running along the beach and launching into the waves. Raising your eyes as you walk along, you see a Southern Right whale breeching for the pure joy of it. You must be in Simon’s Town ...read on

This picture was taken on on a whale watching trip. That's Simon's Town in the background so you don't need to go far to see whales do you! And they come back every winter. click here for more pictures

 

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Emergency Numbers
The City Council is now manning Emergency Call Centres. Please take note of these numbers.

SIMON'S TOWN POLICE
021 786 8646/7
EMERGENCY CONTROL
021 782 0333
FIRE SERVICE
107 from Telkom lines
112 from cellphones
METRO POLICE
021 784 2033
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
General Service Enquires
0860 103 089
BABOON HOTLINE
071 588 6540
076 222 6661
SEA RESCUE
021 449 3500
WATER
0860 103 089
(leaks, burst mains, low water pressure, etc)
WHEELIE BINS
0860 103 089
(stolen, destroyed, replacement, etc)
ELECTRICITY
0860 103 089
(failure or supply problems)

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