Map of Simons Town, Western Cape
Simonstown Map - Simonstown detail and street level map showing the most popular attractions including the location of Boulders Beach and the Boulders Penguin Colony. Three of the popular False Bay Coast beaches are visible on the map, namely Boulders, Seaforth and Long Beach. To find out more about Simonstown please visit Simons Town Information.
If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at Simons Town Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through Simons Town, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our Simons Town Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out Simons Town Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.
Featured Attractions in (or near) Simons Town
This is Cape Town's famous penguin colony. Found just beyond Simon's Town on an idyllic strip of white sand served with enormous boulders, the beach is a paying one. Once through the turnstiles you and the penguins have equal share of the waters, although the penguins tend to steer ... more information
Part of the Table Mountain National Park that extends from Signal Hill in the north all the way to Cape Point in the south, the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner ... more information
Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese seafarer, was the first to sail around the Cape. This was in 1488. On his return voyage, which must have been particularly stormy, Dias stopped at the south-western tip of Africa, and named it Cabo Tormentoso, or Cape of Storms. King John of Portugal later gave it the name ... more information
The east side of the peninsula - the False Bay coastline - is generally more laid back and not as frenetic as the Atlantic coastline, although in peak season these family oriented beaches can still become pretty busy. These beaches are favoured by locals who live in the southern suburbs of Cape Town who don’t ... more information
Miller's Point lies roughly 5 kilometres south of Simon's Town, beyond Boulders and Seaforth, on the coastal road that heads to Cape Point. At this stage of the journey there isn't much between the mountain and the sea but the road, and a narrow strip of land overlooking the sea dotted with huge boulders... more information
Everyone in Cape Town knows Red Hill up above Simon's Town. Actually, it begins its ascent just outside Simon's Town, but nonetheless, it is a popular and well known route, driven not least because of the grave of Nonsense, the famous Great Dane adopted as a navy mascot during WWII, lies just off the road, but also ... more information
The park straddles the mountain, from the winding Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) on the Tokai, Constantia and Westlake side of the mountain, over the peak of the mountain, and into Noordhoek, Sun Valley and Fishhoek, overlooking the ocean. Approaching the reserve from the City side of the ... more information
The seas around the Cape Peninsula all the way up the coast to Mouille Point on the Atlantic Seaboard, and up the False Bay coast as far as Muizenberg, fall within the Table Mountain National Park. This 956 km² stretch of ocean is where the cold Benguela... more information
The diminutive African Penguin with its peculiar gait, black feet, and obvious cute factor is found mainly on islands off our shoreline. It has also taken up residence amongst us in mainland colonies, like Boulders beach and Stony Point, both of which have become major tourist ... more information
Against the amethyst slopes of the Silvermine mountains lies one of Cape Town's Premier Courses - Westlake. This easy to walk, 18 hole Par 72 golf course is characterised by the towering trees, which line many of its fairways. Westlake has a very interesting, yet user-friendly design and quite a few ... more information
Humpback and Byde's whales are commonly spotted away from the shore. You are more likely to see them out on one of the boat-based whale watching expeditions. But expert whale watchers say to look out for the three distinct notches on the dorsal fin that distinguishes the Bryde's whale ... more information
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See Things To Do in Simons Town or check out Things To Do in False Bay for things to do in neighbouring towns. If you are looking for a specific type of thing to do, search Things To Do in Cape Town and Western Cape by category (includes museums, watersports, wine-tastings, etc).