Things To Do in Simons TownExplore Simons Town
Where? Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town
How much? Free
Situated on the Eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, and named after Simon van der Stel, the town was proclaimed as a safe winter harbour in 1741 and then grew rapidly when it became a Royal Navy base.
There is much to see in Simonís Town; a visit to Admiralty house which was originally a private home and dates back to 1814 is well worth it. The town has fabulous museums; the Simonís Town Museum and the South African Naval Museum displays models of ships and related maritime events. The Heritage Museum shows aspects of the Muslim community - and donít forget to visit the beautiful mosque.
Finish off with a visit to the statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance, RN. This Great Dane was a resident of the town and a firm favourite of the sailors. A request to have the dog enlisted into the Royal Navy was sent to the British parliament ... and hence the legend of Able Seaman Just Nuisance was born.
Simonís Town is a village rich in history and character - definitely well worth a visit.