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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WALKS AND HIKES IN SIMON'S TOWN

 
Don't miss out on a stroll along the historic lanes and steps of the town which are tucked away just behind the main street. Wonderful old buildings and great views.
 
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SHORT WALKS
There are some really nice walks in the heart of Simon's Town. Here are a couple:

1) The Waterfall
Start at the Shell Petrol Station in town. Walk up the steps to the left of the garage. Follow the steep roads up the hill looking for the "skilift" pylons which will lead you to Barnard Street. The path to the waterfall begins where the road ends and it is a flattish easy path. It should take no more than 20 minutes to get from the start to the waterfall.

1) Just Nuisance Grave
The grave of our famous dog is at the top of the hill above Simon's Town and while it is a tough climb up the steps to the top, the view is well worth it. The mountain steps begin on Barnard Street and lead up to the Navy Signals area where the grave is located.

 

Pictures and video of the walk

   

   

SWARTKOP
Further afield, above the Boulders Beach and Seaforth area is a fantastic hike up to the blockhouse and further on to the top of Black Hill/Swartkop which is the big mountain above Boulders - it's almost 600m high.

Park near the corner of Jan Smuts Drive and Churchill. The walk begins there at the dirt road leading up the hill. It bends to the right and then further on to the left. Do not take the left bend but continue on the smaller path straight ahead. This path then bends to the left and continues up the mountain through some gorgeous fynbos to the blockhouse. From there it is signposted to Swartkop. Round trip is around 2 to 3 hours.

The view from Swartkop

   

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