Simons Town

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Sight Seeing in or near Simons Town, False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Miscellaneous Sight Seeing False Bay

Where? Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Simons Town, in Western Cape

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.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Simons Town

Cheriton Guest House B&B

Guest House

Cheriton Guest House B&B

Cheriton Guest House offers cosy accommodation with warm, friendly service in a century old home overlooking False Bay ... more

Albatross House

Guest House / Self Catering

Albatross House

Albatross House is situated in beautiful, quiet Simon's Kloof, directly above the quaint historic maritime village of ... more

Rocklands Seaside B&B

Bed & Breakfast

Rocklands Seaside B&B

Wake up to the sound of the ocean, fill your lungs with clean, fresh air and watch the whales from your room in season ... more has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap