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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. is a non-profit website funded purely by the businesses listed on the site in order to promote our town.

About Simon's Town

Waitress 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 Simonís Town, but it has certainly left its mark. The town grew rapidly when it became a Royal Naval Base and the home of the South Atlantic Squadron under the second British occupation of the Cape in 1806, thanks largely to the construction of a huge man-made sandstone breakwater....

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Winter - our secret season

Waitress ďSimonitesĒ who live in this unique and attractive town will affirm that the best times of the year in Simonís 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 Simonís Town is one of only three or four sea-side towns in South Africa that are north-facing, and Simonís Bay is also sheltered from the strong north-west winter winds by the Cape Peninsula mountain chain on its northern and western aspects.

The climatic advantages of this sheltered bay, compared to the storm ravaged Table Bay...
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Getting Here

Metro Rail 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!
Get Timetables HERE, or call 0800 65 64 63

Metro Rail Driving in from Cape Town or the Airport will take about 40 to 50 minutes. You can take the slower coastal route through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek or the faster Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) over the stunning mountain pass. See our MAPS PAGE for directions.

Upcoming Events




26 NOV
Community Market

Yacht Club Open Day

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